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About Paul Force-Emery Mackie

Paul Force-Emery Mackie, PhD, LISW is currently Professor of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Economics from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his PhD in Social Work from the University of Denver. Dr. Mackie's research has largely focused on rural behavioral health workforce challenges and rural health care policy, but has also published in the areas of community organizing and social work ethics. He has taught across the social work curriculum in both graduate and undergraduate programs in the areas of human behavior, policy, community practice, and research methods. He served as the BSSW Program Director and the University Assessment Coordinator, and In 2016 was awarded the designation of Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University. One of Dr. Mackie's proudest professional accomplishments was being invited to present his work at the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Symposium at the Carter Center in Atlanta in 2015. Mrs. Carter was in attendance.


Present Professor and University Assessment Coordinator, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Advisor of the Year, Minnesota State Author


University of Denver ‐ Graduate School of Social Work
Northern Michigan University
Washington University in St. Louis ‐ George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Book Chapters (2)

Books (1)

Journal Articles (14)

Presentations (18)