Dr. Glenn Rohrer


Dr. Glenn Rohrer is Professor of Social Work and Executive Director of The Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project, funded by the Federal District Court of New Orleans and administered through UWF.

The $5-million Mental and Behavioral Health grant covers Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties. Rohrer has utilized the funds to establish 21 mental health programs across the Panhandle; 15 permanent positions have been created as a result of Rohrer’s work.

At UWF Rohrer has served as Chair of the Social Work Department and as Director of the School of Justice Studies and Social Work. He coordinated the development of the MSW program for UWF. He also directed the implementation of the accreditation of the MSW program and the reaffirmation of the BSW program. Rohrer has raised $6 million in research grants for UWF.

He previously served at East Carolina University, where he was named Professor Emeritus in 2005. In 2012 Rohrer was admitted to the Ohio State University College of Social Work Alumni Hall of Fame and was granted the Distinguished Career Award.

Rohrer has published extensively in the fields of social work, substance abuse and criminal justice. He is the author of the book, “Mental Health in Literature.” Rohrer has also presented at numerous professional conferences at the local, state and national level.

He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Rohrer is also an Episcopal Priest.

He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He has held professional and administrative positions in adult and juvenile corrections, mental health and substance abuse agencies. Rohrer has served as the President of the North Carolina Professional Substance Abuse Practice Board and has been appointed to the boards of directors of several community agencies. 

Rohrer has served UWF since 2006.  He has contributed to the mission of the university as an administrator; his contribution to the university related to research and sponsored-programs has been outstanding.

Degrees & Institutions:

Rohrer received his bachelor's degree in Social Work from Ohio State University. He went on to earn a master's degree in Pastoral Counseling and a master's degree in Social Work, both from Ohio State University. From there he went on to earn his doctorate in Counselor Education and Public Administration from Ohio State University.


  • Community Response to Disasters

Current Courses:

  • Currently working full-time on a BP Oil Spill grant

Classes Taught:

    • Social Work Practice
    • Psychopathology


    Referred Publications

    • Rohrer, Glenn (lead author) J. Elliot & N. Geer, "An Alcohol and Traffic Safety Program for Institutionalized Juvenile Offenders." Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. Volume 29, No. 2, Winter 1984, pp. 40-43.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) T. Cornille, S. Phillips & J. Mosier. "Horticulture Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment." Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture. Volume II, 1987, pp. 3-7.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (lead author) R. Handley, G. Riordan, R. Stock, & M. Thomas, "Crack Cocaine Education in the Public Schools: A Treatment Center and the Schools Unite." Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, Volume 32, No. 3, Spring 1987, pp. 65-70.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) L. Schonfield, L. Dupree, & M. Thomas, "Antecedents of Relapse and Recent Substance Abuse." Community Mental Health Journal, Volume 25, No. 3, Fall 1989, pp. 245-249.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (lead author) & L. Schonfield. "The Mentally Ill Substance Abuser: Challenges for the Administrator." Journal of Mental Health Administration, Volume 17, No. 2, Fall 1990, pp. 217-221. 
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) K. Sherin, T. Cornille, D. Panariello & H. Lee. "The Perinatal Cocaine Epidemic: A Multi‑Level Systems Response." Florida Journal of Public Health, Volume II, No. 3, Winter 1990, pp. 40-42. 
    • Rohrer, Glenn "The Resistant Juvenile Offender." Book of Proceedings, The North Carolina Juvenile Justice Symposium. Edited by Wayne Smith, D.S.W., Chapter 4, pages 119-127, 1990.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (lead author) M. Thomas, A. Yasenchak, "Client Perceptions of the Ideal Addictions Counselor." International Journal of the Addictions, Volume 27 (6), 1992, pp. 727-733.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (third author) L. Sayer, T. Cornille & M. Hicks, "Family Outreach in Residential Addiction Treatment: Changes in Addicts' Beliefs About Social Support." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Volume 9, Number 1, 1992. pp. 51-56.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) R. Corpening & A. Matson, "Computer Generated Substance Abuse Testing, Assessment and Education in a Small Juvenile Detention Center." National Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services, Volume 7, No. 1, Spring 1992, pp. 3-5.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (lead author) W. Smith & V. Peterson, "Field Instructor Benefits in Education: Results of a National Survey." Journal of Social Work Education, Volume 28, No. 3, Fall 1992, pp. 363-369.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) & K. McCreedy, "Delinquency Prevention and Community Policing in a Small Town Atmosphere." National Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services, Volume 7, No. 2, Fall 1992, pp. 48-50.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) L. Schonfield, M. Zima & T. Speigle, "Alcohol Abuse and Medication Misuse in Older Adults as Estimated by Service Providers." Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Volume 21 (1/2), 1993, pp. 113-125.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (third author) L. Clements & R. York, "The Interaction of Parental Alcoholism and Alcoholism as a Predictor of Drinking‑Related Locus of Control." Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly .Volume 12, No. 3, 1995, pp. 97-110.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author) L. Griffin,”Early Release as an End of Life Option for Prisons.” Arete. Volume 19, Fall 1994, pp. 1-14.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (third author), L. Dupree, L. Schonfield, "Age-Specific Differences Between Younger and Older Alcohol Abusers." Journal of Clinical Geropsychology. Volume 1, No.3, 1995, pp 219-227.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author), B.Dennis,”Revisiting the Fundamentals- Continuing Care A Balanced Life Approach”, The counselor. November-December, 1996, pp 24-27.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (lead author), B. Mc Millen, J. Reed, “Calculating Blood Alcohol Levels in Criminal Defendant’s”, The Journal of Trial Advocacy. Volume 22:1, Summer 1998, pp 179-190.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second author), J. Reed, “Death Penalty Mitigation: A Challenge For Social Work Education” The Journal Of Teaching In Social Work  Volume 20, Numbers 1+2, pp. 187-199, 2000.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (second Author),  B. Angell, :Social Work Managed Care: We Don’t Want to Be Your Darlings Anymore” Professional Development: International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, Volume 1, Number 3, Winter 1998, pp. 18-30.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (fourth author), R. York, B. Curz, M. Powell, “Evaluation of a Comprehensive State Program for Adolescent Mothers: The Adolescent Parenting Program of North Carolina” Journal of Applied Social Sciences.  Volume 25, Number 2, Spring/Summer 2001, pp. 157-168.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (Second Author) R. Pozzuto, J. Pierpont, M. Motsinger, “For Juries, Does Truth Require Facts?” Journal Of Trial Advocacy. Volume 25:1, October 2001.
    • Rohrer, Glenn (Second Author) M. Crow, C. Swanson, “Is Criminal Justice Education Ready for Reentry?”  Journal of Criminal Justice Education.  Volume 21:1, Winter 2010, pp. 60-75. 
    • Rohrer, Glenn (fourth author) T Hansel, H Osofsky, J Rohling, “Gulf Coast Resilience Coalition: An Evolved Collaborative Built on Shared Disaster Experiences, Response, and Future Preparedness.”  Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2015: VOL.9/NO. 6, PP 657-665.

    Referred Monograph 

    • Rohrer, Glenn and Reed, Joyce: Course Outline, ”Law and Social Work” In Teaching Forensic Social Work: Course Outlines on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Victimology, Council on Social Work Education, Inc., 2000.  


    • Psychopathology in Literature (Literary Lunacy and Lucidity), Lyceum Press, Chicago, Ill. Rohrer, Glenn, 2004. 

Keywords: adolescent parenting, social workers views of death penalty mitigation, differences among younger and older alcohol abusers, blood levels in criminal defendants, substance abuse treatment at psychiatric facilities, mental health in literature, Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project