Jessica Ritter

Degree: Ph.D.


Department: Social Work

Jessica Ritter


Children/Youth Issues Social Justice Social Work


  • Child Welfare
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Children’s Rights
  • Political Activism


Jessica Ritter, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Her career as a social worker and academic has been dedicated to child welfare and children’s rights as well as political advocacy related to issues of social and economic justice. Ritter has been teaching social work at the college level for 13 years.

She is a Fulbright scholar and is the author of two books—101 Careers in Social Work, 2nd ed. (2015) and Social Work Policy Practice: Changing our Community, Nation, and the World (2nd edition is In Press).

Ritter received her doctorate, master of social work and bachelor of social work from University of Texas, Austin.

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