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Jill Butler

Online M.S.W. Field Coordinator and Assistant Professor in Teaching

Email: butlerj6@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-8495

M.S.W., Widener University
M.S., Criminal Justice, West Chester University
B.A., Human Relations, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Jill Butler joined the VCU School of Social Work in May 2020 as the Online M.S.W. field coordinator and assistant professor in teaching. She will be managing the field site development and matching process for online students. In addition, Butler will teach courses in the M.S.W. program, as she has done since becoming an adjunct instructor and faculty field liaison at VCU in August 2019. She previously taught in the M.S.W. program at her alma mater, Widener University.

Butler has two post-graduate certificates:

  • Trauma Certificate Program, Bryn Mawr College, April 2015 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate, Arcadia University, August 2012

Teaching areas and interests

  • Social Research
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse


Selected presentations

  • “A Conversation About Trauma” Curriculum, written and facilitated by Jill Butler
  • “Children and Trauma: Parts 1 and 2” Curriculum, written and facilitated by Jill Butler
  • “Environmental Triggers in the Classroom,” written and facilitated by Jill Butler

Other presentations

  • Mental Health in the Classroom
  • ADHD and the Classroom


  • Service includes leading church groups and volunteering