Dr. JoNataye Prather

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

Director of Undergraduate Social Work

Dr. JoNataye Prather 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 nationally and internationally have benefited from my training, compassion, and spirit of enthusiasm to transform their organization, professional and personal lives.

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

Dr. JoNataye wrote the forward and conducted research 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 Ph.D. Without Reading this Book First.”

Currently, Dr. JoNataye is the Social Work Program Director and lead faculty at Union Institute and University, an accredited Council of Social Work Education Program. She also teaches within Union’s  Ed.D program.

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


Her Contact Information:

Website: drjonataye.com

Instagram: @drjonataye