John Lichtenwalner
Social Work Program
Field Education Coordinator

Professional Education
  • Currently completing dissertation requirements for Ph.D. in Human Development with specialization in Social Work from Marywood University
  • Currently enrolled in the Ph.D Program at Marywood University, Scranton, PA - 2010 - Present
  • MSW - Social Work, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA - 2005
  • BA - Bachelor of Social Work, Summa cum Laude, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA - 2004


Academic Appointments
  • Instructor, Social Work Program - Alvernia University, 2010 - Present
  • Field Education Coordinator - Alvernia University, 2012 - Present


Other Work Experience
  • Berks Counseling Center, Assertive Community Treatment Team, Reading, PA 2005- 2010


  • Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Allentown, PA
  • AIDS Activities Office, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • Allentown Health Bureau, Allentown, PA

Professional Memberships
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
  • Council on Social Work Education

John's clinical background is mainly in the field of mental health.  His research interests include the use of social media in social work practice, including his dissertation, "Factors the Influence Web 2.0 Usage Among Social Work Faculty: A Quantitative Study."



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