Paul Mackie, Ph.D., MSW
Paul received his Masters of Social Work degree from the George
Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis
in 1999 and his doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Social Work
at the University of Denver in 2005. He is currently an Associate
Professor of social work at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Paul has been a NARMH member since 2002. He was elected to the NARMH
Board in 2009.
Rural Mental Health Involvement and Contributions
Paul's research focuses on rural social service and mental health
labor force issues, including burnout, job satisfaction, and developing
recruitment and retention strategies for rural staff. Paul has worked on
the Pine Ridge Oglala Reservation in a family and children's services
program which focused on the use of both traditional and western
treatment modalities. In addition, he has worked on community
development projects in a rural Minnesota community. From 2006 - 2009,
Paul served as the Title IV-E child welfare co-coordinator for the
Minnesota State Mankato social work department, where he focused on
curriculum development and education of child welfare workers preparing
for rural practice.