Join Dr. Samantha Dutton, Dean @ Phoenix University and I discuss PTSD and First Responders. The study that they put together truly had some eye opening information and we really had a great conversation about these important and necessary topics. Dr. Samantha Dutton is currently a Program Dean and the Director of the Social Work Program in the College of Humanities & Sciences, where she is creating the Bachelor of Science Social Work program. The program is currently in the accreditation process. Previous to this she held positions of Deputy Commander of Medical Operations at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center as well as the Medical Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. She also commanded the Mental Health Clinic at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Her military experience spans 27 years with increasing levels of leadership. She has been the recipient of numerous Air Force level awards and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom where she was the lone mental health practitioner for 2500 personnel.
Dr. Dutton’s passions include military transition, single parents serving in the military and ensuring veterans have access to services. She has spoken in different forums surrounding these passions as well as publishing an article on single parents in the Air Force. Dr. Dutton created the military social work curriculum for another online institution where she brought real world experience and research to the program.
Dr. Dutton is married and has 4 children and a granddaughter.