Dr. Ryan Messatzzia

Dr. Ryan Messatzzia

HC 213


Summer II C 2018

Office Hours

Other Hours

 By appointment.

Dr. Ryan Messatzzia's Faculty Website

Select from the "Classes" list to view assignments, files, discussions, resources and the syllabus for a particular class.

  • Pre-Fall 2018 Semester Office Hours
    I am out of my office until August 15, 2018.

    Once I return to my office my office hours before the start of the Fall 2018 semester are:

    8/15/18: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    8/22/18: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.

    8/29/18: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    If you cannot attend those office hours please contact me at rmessatzzia@worwic.edu so that we can discuss your question/concern further.


Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.)
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Graduate Certificate- Alcohol and Drug Studies
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Master's of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Delaware State University
Dover, DE

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Sociology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Work Experience

Currently, I also teach undergraduate and graduate courses for Salisbury University's Social Work Department.

Prior to coming to Wor-Wic, I was a Family Crisis Therapist Supervisor with the Delaware Division of Child Mental Health Services. I provided home-based, intensive family therapy to severely mentally ill children and their families.

Before this post, I provided routine outpatient therapy to adults with mental health disorders ranging from major depression to schizophrenia and dual diagnosis issues as a Psychiatric Social Worker II with Delaware Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health.

My other professional experiences include providing outpatient substance abuse counseling, separating & divorcing parent education and supervising visitation between children estranged from their parent(s).

Community Services / Committees

Wor-Wic Services/Committees

Chemical Dependency Counseling Student Association (CDCSA) Advisor
Student Services Liaison
Bookstore Advisory Committee

Community-Based Services/Committees

Wicomico County Opioid Intervention Team (2017 - Present)
Friends of the Delmar Public Library (2015 - Present)
Board of Directors- National Association of Social Workers Maryland Chapter-- Branch D Representative (2011 - 2013)
Eastern Shore Hospital Center Citizens Advisory Board Member (2011 - 2012)
Board Member for “Governor’s Advisory Council on the Division of Social Services and Division of Child Support Enforcement” (2005-2008)
Board Member for “Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs” (Served 2005-2006)


Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical (LCSW-C) in State of Maryland
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Approved Supervisor in State of Maryland
Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners approved supervisor for Licensed Graduate Social Workers (LGSW)
Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists Approved Supervisor for Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors (LGPC)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in State of Delaware
Authorized naloxone administrator as part of the Maryland Overdose Response Program
Washington State University "Excellence in Online Teaching" certification
Salisbury University "Certificate for Online Learning and Training (COLT)" certification
Mental Health First Aid- USA certification


"Domestic Violence: An Overview for Prehospital Providers". January 13, 2011. Berlin Fire Hall, Berlin, MD. Presented by Wor-Wic Speaker's Bureau

“The Impact of Separating & Divorcing on Children”. March 13, 2006. Milford, DE. Presented by People’s Place II, Inc.

“Visitation centers give women a way around abusers”. August 19, 2005. The News Journal. Pg A11.

“Domestic violence silence must end”. October 21, 2004. Delaware State News. Pg 5.

“It Ain’t Love: Teens and Dating Violence”. September 5, 2004. Delaware Technical & Community College Terry Campus. Ya No Mas: A community speaks out against domestic violence. Presented by the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence & the DCADV Women of Color Task Force.

“Society still lacks educational equality”. February 12, 2004. Delaware State News. Pg 5.

Additional Information


"The ABCs of Stress Management: Using Psychological Research to Make Your World a Saner (and Happier!) Place": https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3l2Amf6bbszVHBTRTVXeDVrcnM/view

Academic Advising Resources

For academic advisees, please see the following resources to assist you in navigating the process of completing the CDC program:

CDC program associate degree requirements (Effective Fall 2017): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3l2Amf6bbszQjMxaXBPbEtGM0k/view?usp=sharing

CDC program pre-requisite tree: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3l2Amf6bbszTmd5YXdVX3cyUHM/view?usp=sharing

CDC program courses and State of Maryland licensing requirements matrix (Unofficial): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3l2Amf6bbszeXhFNWJQTnd1eU0/view?usp=sharing