MacMurray professor speaks in St. Louis
April 22, 2013
Joe Squillace, director of the Social Work Program at MacMurray College, spoke earlier this month as the final speaker of the year for the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University’s speaker series, “Social Justice and Advocacy.” He both lectured and facilitated the final session of the speaker series with a presentation titled, “Methods in Advocating.” Approximately 30 students, faculty and staff attended the presentation.
Dr. Squillace received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from St. Louis University in 2012; his master’s in Social Work from St. Louis University in 1999; and bachelor’s in philosophy from Fordham University in New York City (1993). He is the author of numerous scholarly and advocacy publications covering Medicaid, dental and mental health care.
As a practicing social worker, Dr. Squillace has been a policy analyst, advocate, nonprofit manager and direct service practitioner. He drafted the Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Services System legislation that passed the Missouri legislature in 2005, as well as legislation to prevent the relinquishing of child custody for mental health services; and for the provision of oral health care services delivered by dental hygienists in public health settings.