Jo Anne Durovich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Chairperson, Human Service Department; Director, MS in Human Service Leadership; Director, Institute for Attainable Homes
Human Services Leadership LI
SJC Long Island
- O'Connor Hall, Room N320
Ph.D., Social Welfare, Stony Brook University, 2008
M.S.W., Social Welfare, Stony Brook University, 2000
Dr. Jo Anne Durovich is an assistant professor in the Human Service department at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York. Dr. Durovich earned a Ph.D. in Social Work from Stony Brook University and spent over 15 years in the nonprofit sector where she worked as an administrator and grant writer to develop programs for homeless people, low-income families and youth. During her tenure in the non-profit sector, Dr. Durovich was also responsible for staff development and mentoring of staff in a variety of settings. Dr. Durovich has been honored by the Long Island Business Institute as a “40 Under 40” distinguished business professional for her leadership and mentoring in the non-profit sector. She has also been the recipient of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless “Key of Excellence Award” for her contributions to the homeless service community and homeless people throughout Long Island.
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Dr. Durovich's professional interests focus on human service administration, leadership and innovation with a specific focus on increasing access to services for underserved populations.
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world."
— Mister Fred Rogers