Jerry Marx

Phone: (603) 641-4317
Office: Social Work, 88 Commercial Street Rm 145, Manchester, NH 03101
Jerry D. Marx, Associate Professor, Social Work, UNH Honors Program Director

Jerry Marx, Ph.D., is a tenured, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. Before earning his Ph.D., he served as Executive Director of a community-based agency in Portland, Maine. Dr. Marx's research interest is community and administrative practice. In this context, he has published journal articles on such topics as human service volunteerism, online giving, and the charitable giving patterns of corporations, women, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans. Marx's scholarship resulted in a college research award in 1999 and an invitation to the first White House Conference on Philanthropy in 1999. His textbooks are Social Work and Social Welfare: An Introduction, co-authored with Anne Broussard, Fleur Hopper, and Dave Worster and published by Pearson/Allyn & Bacon (2011) and Social Welfare: The American Partnership, published by Allyn & Bacon in 2004. Dr. Marx's current research projects include a national survey of university-state child welfare training partnerships. In 2014, Dr. Marx was appointed director of the UNH Honors Program and currently splits his time between the social work department and his director duties.


  • D.S.W., Social Work, Boston College
  • M.S.W., Social Work, Boston College
  • B.S., Business Admin.&Managemt, University of Southern Maine

Courses Taught

  • SW 820: Social Welfare Policy I
  • SW 831: Social Work Practice II
  • SW 931: Adv Generalist Practice IV
  • SW 992: Special Projects & Ind Study

Selected Publications

Carter, V., & Marx, J. (n.d.). U.S. Volunteering in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Were African Americans a Significant Factor?. In Unknown Book (Vol. 5, pp. 22). MDPI AG. doi:10.3390/socsci5020022

Marx, J. (2016). ISBN 978-3-03842-263-1. J. D. Marx (Ed.), Basel, Switzerland: MDPI. Retrieved from

Marx, J., & Rataj, A. (n.d.). A Case Study in Organizing for Livable and Sustainable Communities. In Unknown Book (Vol. 5, pp. 1). MDPI AG. doi:10.3390/socsci5010001

Marx, J. D. (2014). Ten Emerging "Communities" for Social Work Education and Practice. SOCIAL WORK, 59(1), 84-86. doi:10.1093/sw/swt042

Marx, J. D., & Wells, M. (2013). University-State Child Welfare Training Partnerships: The Challenge of Matching Dollar Contributions. Administrative Sciences, 3(4), 221.

Marx, J. D., & Hopper, F. (2005). Faith-based versus fact-based social policy: The case of teenage pregnancy prevention. SOCIAL WORK, 50(3), 280-282. doi:10.1093/sw/50.3.280

Marx, J. D. (2000). Women and human services giving. SOCIAL WORK, 45(1), 27-38. doi:10.1093/sw/45.1.27

Marx, J. D. (1999). Corporate philanthropy: What is the strategy?. NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY, 28(2), 185-198. doi:10.1177/0899764099282004

Marx, J. D. (1999). Motivational characteristics associated with health and human service volunteers. ADMINISTRATION IN SOCIAL WORK, 23(1), 51-+. doi:10.1300/J147v23n01_03


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