Jennifer Middleton, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Middleton is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Maine. Dr. Middleton teaches graduate level research and integrative seminar courses, and serves as a faculty field liaison in the community. Her research interests include: forensic social work, the impact of childhood trauma on autobiographical memory, the impact of vicarious trauma on retention in child welfare, and the phenomenon of vicarious traumatization among forensic interviewers and other first responders. Prior to moving to Maine, Dr. Middleton worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.


PhD University of Denver (2011) LCSW State of Colorado (since 2011), MSW University of Denver (1998), BSW Colorado State University (1997)