Phillip Dybicz

Assistant Professor

       Phillip Dybicz


Phillip Dybicz received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and his MSW at the University of Houston. Dr. Dybicz’s research and scholarly interests include social welfare history; cultural and intellectual history of the profession; philosophical issues in social work; postmodern practice innovations—such as the strengths perspective and narrative therapy; cultural humility and diversity; and social justice and policy issues.

Research Interests

  • Social work history and philosophy


  •   Social Work (PhD)
    University of Kansas
  •   Social Work (MSW)
    University of Houston
  •   Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)
    Illinois State University

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Phillip Dybicz. 2021. The unfulfilled promise of scientific inquiry in advancing social work knowledge and practice. Social Sciences \& Humanities Open
  • Phillip Dybicz. 2020. Postmodern Social Work: Reflective Practice and Education: by Ken Moffatt, New York, NY, Columbia University Press, 2019, 233 pp., $35 (paperback), ISBN\# 978-0231128018.
  • Phillip Dybicz. 2019. Practice Wisdom of Expert Inquirers. Practice Wisdom.
  • Sandra Lowe and Phillip Dybicz. 2019. Veteran Homelessness: Examining the Values of Social Justice Guiding Policy. Journal of Veterans Studies