- Ph.D., in progress, University of Nevada, Reno (in Political Science, Public Policy emphasis).
- BSW and MSW, University of Nevada, Reno
Jill Manit is currently the Field Education Program Coordinator in the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada Reno. In this role she recruits and trains field training sites for undergraduate and graduate students and places over 100 students in a structured practicum setting. Additionally, she teaches social work classes and works within a team to assess the program. Jill came to the school with a practice background that spans micro, mezzo, and macro settings. She has provided direct services in the fields of substance abuse, family resource/case management services, and was actively involved in community building and coalition efforts throughout the state of Nevada. Most recently, she worked with SAMHSA/CSAP's Western CAPT at the Center for Application of Substance Abuse Technologies to provide program evaluation training and technical assistance to substance abuse prevention providers and state substance abuse offices in the western region including the Pacific Jurisdictions. Through these experiences, Jill worked to align demands from the Federal level related to accountability and outcome requirements with the realities faced by local providers. This effort sparked a personal and research interest to explore the role and impact of culture and organizational context in service delivery systems.