Dennis Myers

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin
BA, Baylor University
Full Curriculum Vita
Professional Credentials
National Center for Social Work Gerontological
Education-Gero-Ed Expert Trainer
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Supervisor
Internship for Licensed Professional Counselors
Selected Publications
  • (2013). Faith-outcomes for older adult volunteers in religious congregations. Accepted for publication: Social Work and Christianity, Special Issue on Social Work with Congregations and the 55+ Population.
  • Myers, D. R., Jones, V., & Lawrence, S. (2013). Will you care with me? Congregational responses with impoverished older persons. Accepted for publication: Social Work and Christianity, Special Issue on Social Work with Congregations and the 55+ Population.
  • McGee, J. S., Myers, D. R., Carlson, H., Pool Funai, A. E., & Barclay, P. A. (2013). God is the rock: spirituality, faith, and mild Alzheimer's disease. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 24.
  • Scales, T. L., Harris, H., W., Myers, D., & Singletary, J., (2012). Integrating Christian faith and social work practice: Students' views of the journey. In T.L. Scales & M. Kelly, Christianity and social work: Readings on the Integration of Christian Faith and Social Work Practice, 4th ed., New York: North American Christians in Social Work.
  • Singletary, J. Harris, H., Myers, D., & Scales, L. (in press). Student Narratives on Social Work as a Calling.Arte.
  • Myers, D. R. (2003) Transformational parent care ministry: A resource guide for congregations. Family Ministry, 17(4) 11-34.
  • Myers, D. R., Roff, L. L., Harris, H. W., Klemmack, D. L., & Parker, M. W. (2004). A feasibility study of a parent care planning model with two faith-based communities. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 17(1/2), 41-57.
  • Myers, D. R., Wolfer, T. A., Sherr, M.
Research Interests
  • Adult Child and Parent Relationships
  • Leadership of Senior Living Environments
  • Social Work and Long-term Care
  • Older Adults and Poverty
  • Volunteerism in Later Life
  • Family Caregiving
  • Leadership of Social Work Education Programs
  • Social Work with Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Myers previously served as the director of the Master of Social Work program and, before that, as the director of the Baccalaureate Program in Social Work and director of the Civic Education Program. For 15 years, he was the associate director of the Institute for Gerontological Studies. Myers serves on the Board of Stilwell Retirement Center and the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Dr. Myers has provided consultation in gerontological services for human service organizations and congregations. He is a licensed masters social worker as well as an advanced clinical practitioner and is certified as a supervisor of licensed professional counselors. He is principal investigator for a geriatric curriculum enrichment grant funded by the Hartford Foundation and the Council on Social Work Education and is also a recipient of the grant award, "Service and Faith: The Impact on Christian Faith and Congregational Life of Organized Community Caring," funded by Lilly Endowment.

He is married to Lois Myers; they are the parents of adult children Lori and David.