Joan Vermillion

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
B.S. Human Services

Dr. Vermillion has 30 years of leadership experience in human services at publicly traded organizations as well as in state government and nonprofit organizations and has taught in higher education part-time since 1994. She is an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC), a National Board-Certified Counselor, a Florida-licensed mental health counselor with a supervisor designation, a Florida-certified Masters-level addiction professional, a Pennsylvania educational specialist (secondary guidance counselor), and certified as a senior professional in human resources. Dr. Vermillion has published in national journals regarding quality, program evaluation, workforce planning, and Hoshin Planning. She has presented at conferences for various organizations that include the Association for Talent Development, National Association of Workforce Boards, the former National Association of Mental Health Administrators, and Southeast Evaluation Association.

Courses Taught

HUMN 4920 - Capstone

HUMN 4003 - Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery

HUMN 2006 - Introduction to Addictions

HUMN 4010 - MH Crisis Response


PhD, University of Florida

MBA, DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management

MEd, Pennsylvania State University

Awards / Honors

Best in Class and Double-Digit Growth Awards , ResCare, Inc. , 2009

Highest Performing Employee Award, State of Florida Dept. of Children and Families, 2002


Vermillion, J. M. (2009). America's Graduation Rate Ranked 18th Globally.. Solutions

Vermillion, J. M. (2004). Meaningful Service and Employment of Older Adults: Report to the Community.

Vermillion, J. M. (1996). Driving quality through hoshin planning.

Vermillion, J. M., Pfeiffer, S. (1993). Treatment outcome and continuous quality improvement. Two aspects of program evaluation. The Psychiatric Hospital

Vermillion, J. M., Pfeiffer, S. (1990). Unit-based clinical and organizational indicators for residential treatment. The Quality Review Bulletin

Vermillion, J. M. (1986). A Comparison of Employee and Supervisor Perceptions of the Use of Exposure and the Solicitation of Feedback within a Large State Agency.


Vermillion, J. M. (2011). Meeting the Educational Needs of Today's Diverse Society. The Association for Talent Development

Vermillion, J. M. (2010). Evaluators as Interpreters of Change. University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

Vermillion, J. M. (2010). Hoshin Planning. Southeast Evaluation Association

Vermillion, J. M. (2009). One-Third of U.S. Students Never Graduate…What's a Workforce System to Do? . National Association of Workforce Boards