Full Name: 
Mills, Ida A.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Primary Department: 
Department of Social Work & Sociology
College of Professional Studies
Telephone #: 
Room #: 
Marsh Hall

Dr. Ida Mills, Ed.D., MSW, came to Concord University from Glenville State College (GSC) in Glenville, WV, where she taught for seven years. At GSC, Dr. Mills was an associate professor of social work and sociology and the chairperson of the Department of Social Sciences. Her professional experience has been with at-risk children and families. She was a social worker in the U.S. Army, has worked as a therapist in a mental health center and a day treatment program, has provided in-home family therapy, and worked as a school social worker. She is licensed as an independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in the state of West Virginia.

Courses Taught at Concord
SOWK 230 Groups Dynamics
SOWK 301 Social Policy and Services History
SOWK 303 Social Policy and Analysis
SOWK 307 Practice with Individuals and Families
SOWK 318 Health and Human Resources Administration
SOWK 350 Family Therapy
SOSC 2851 Introduction to Academic Research

Professional Experience
School Social Worker. Independenet School District 728, Elk River, MN. August 1990 - June 2008.
Day Treatment Coordinator/Therapist. Mt. St. Vincent Children's Home, Denver, CO. June 1989 - July 1990.
Clinical Social Worker, Coordinator: Family Centered Services. Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center, Spencer, IA. February 1985 - May 1989.
Coordinator of Family Advocacy Program, Clinical Social Worker. Army Community Services, Fort Dix, NJ. June 1982 - January 1985.
Social Worker. United States Army. Fort Campbell, KY and Fort Wainwright, AK. June 1975 - May 1978.


Ed.D. in Leadership, St. Mary's University (2008)
M.S.W., Michigan State University (1981)
B.S.W., Morningside College (1974)

Research Interests/Publications: 

School Social Work Journal: Parents' Decision Making Process for the Treatment of ADHD
Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal: Appalachian College Student Attitudes toward Gun Control
Social Psychology of Education Journal: Insufficient Evidence: Mindset Intervention in Developmental Math (submitted summer 2017)

Campus Box #: 
Box F-42