Jason Ostrander, MSW earned his MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work (UConn) in May 2005. Jason is active in politics at the local, state, and federal levels and was previously employed as a congressional aide to Congressman John Olver. Jason’s work focuses on politics, advocacy, voting, political participation and political social work. Currently, Jason is a researcher-in-residence at the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work. He is working on multiple quantitative and qualitative studies addressing political social work, bullying, Cambodian refugees, and families in poverty. Since politics interacts with all levels of practice, Jason contributes a unique perspective to research projects and is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Jason is currently completing his qualitative dissertation on the political participation of clinical social workers in New England. Jason received ACOSA’s 2015 Outstanding Student Award and was awarded the competitive UConn School of Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
University of Connecticut