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About Julie Furj-Kuhn, M.S.W.

Prior to coming to Cedarville, Professor Furj-Kuhn was the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a social worker in inner-city Philadelphia where she worked with homeless, dually diagnosed women. As the coordinator of the Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board, she conducted extensive community-based research on HIV and AIDS. She has presented at national and international conferences; taught courses in Debrecen, Hungary; and is a macro-based social worker focusing on nonprofit leadership, social work with communities, social policy, and chemical dependency. Professor Kuhn also served as the Coordinator of International Field Experience at Cedarville and sits on the executive board of SiFi Ministries Safe Harbor House in Springfield, Ohio. She taught at Cedarville through spring semester 2016.

Research Interests

Chemical Dependency, Mental Health, International Social Work, International Social Issues, Homelessness, and HIV/AIDS

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Innovator of the Year, Cedarville University - 2012
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education - 2010
  • Ohio Magazine's Excellence in Education Award - 2009


  • Concepts of Chemical Dependency
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Welfare Programs and Policy
  • Social Work Practice with Communities


2004 M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
2000 B.B., Philadelphia Biblical University - Langhorne
2000 B.S.W., Philadelphia Biblical University - Langhorne


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