International volunteerism’s impact on host communities and volunteers
Cross cultural implications for social work practice
International relief and development
Congregational responses to strengthening communities: domestic and international
Jennifer Smyer Dickey is a full-time lecturer and the director of the Global Mission Leadership (GML) Initiative at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. She lived in Northern Sudan for several years after her undergraduate graduation, using social work skills within a congregational context. She returned to the US and worked for a missions organization for several years as director of team training and oversight to international relief/development work post the Tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004 and the Haitian Earthquake in 2009. After obtaining her Masters in Social Work in 2008 from the Baylor School of Social Work, Dickey became the Director of GML. Dickey continues to remain active in local church life and community service, consulting with church congregations and missions organizations that are engaged in responding to the practical needs of persons both domestically and internationally.