Harmon Meldrim, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work



  • PhD-Syracuse University, Child and Family Studies, 2005
  • MSW-St Louis University, Social Work, 1984
  • M.Ed.- St. Lawrence University, Counseling, 1979
  • A.A.S.-Tompkings Cortland Community College, Registered Professional Nursing, 1978
  • B.A. State University of New York, Psychology, 1977


Research & Special Interest: 

  • Current research—Gatekeeping in the MSW Program
  • Past research—The Impact of Marital Infidelity on the Offended Spouse
  • Leads education/support group for blended families.


  • Meldrim, H. (2005). The impact of infidelity on the offended spouse:  How Christian men and women cope.  Amazon.com.
  • Meldrim, H. (2002). The Oklahoma City bombing: Working with the recovery workers. Social Work and Christianity, 29 (2). 131-143.

Professional Involvement: 

  • Association for Marriage and Family Ministries
  • Clinical Supervisor Petra Place Christian Counseling Center

Courses Teaching at RWC: 

  • Family therapy
  • Group Work
  • Social Work Practice and Religion
  • Orphaned Children around the Globe
  • Practice with individuals, families and groups
  • Marital Therapy

  Married with six children, six grandchildren and three step children.

Favorite Activities: 
  Enjoys family activities, camping, travel, cruising and gardening