Dr. JoNataye Prather

JoNataye Prather Ph.D., M.S.W., LSW

Director of Undergraduate Social Work

Dr. JoNataye Prather is an education coach and transformational speaker. Her passion is to help all learners navigate academic and non-academic obstacles to empower them to achieve their degree and career dreams.


Her Experience

Dr. JoNataye is a servant leader with over 15 years of experience in the education and non-profit fields as a college professor and administrator, school social worker, and non-profit consultant. Students, educators, and human service practitioners nationwide have benefited from her training, compassion, and spirit of enthusiasm to transform their organization, professional and personal lives.


Her Research

Dr. JoNataye research involves addressing students’ non-academic barriers to learning, school social work, solution-focused therapy in schools, cultural competency, and micro-aggressions.


Her Resources

Dr. JoNataye is passionate about providing students, parents, and educators online resources to support learners to succeed in college and life.


Dr. JoNataye wrote the forward for the book, “The Best College Student Survival Guide Ever Written,” and she is the author of the book “Don’t Even Think About Getting Your PhD Without Reading this Book First.”


Her Education

Dr. JoNataye received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African-American Studies (1999), Master’s in Social Work (2001), and PhD (2010) from The Ohio State University.


Her Enjoyment

Dr. JoNataye loves to travel; she’s a foodie and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.


Her Contact Information:

Website: drjonataye.com

Instagram: @drjonataye