Joseph Mathew, Ph.D
President and CEO
Dr. Mathew is the Founder of ACIDD, an all-inclusive social enterprise providing mental health services. He has also been teaching part-time at Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland. After his research and teaching career as a professor of Church and Society/theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA, he worked as a part-time professor at St. Mary’s University, Baltimore, MD for a brief period. Later, he began focusing on people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Maryland and internationally.
After twenty (20) years of service to people with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities at the Center for Social Change (CSC), a DDA-funded non-profit organization in Maryland that he founded in 1993 and led that organization as its President and CEO, he retired from CSC in September 2012 before forming ACIDD.
Dr. Mathew decided that it was time for a change of focus leading him to emphasise mental health in the community. He founded ACIDD, a national non-profit organization as the new social enterprise. ACIDD has 501(c)3 status to promote the mental health of people with severe and persistent mental illness including individuals that have co-occurring Intellectual Disability and Mental Disorders with a social mission. ACIDD Maryland is another social enterprise that offers Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) and Mental Health Vocational Program (MHVP) services to people with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals that have Intellectual/Developmental Disability with co-occurring Mental Disorders in the state of Maryland. ACIDD also has another social enterprise in Florida that has yet to resume services due to pandemic.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Mathew writes and publishes, and is working on various articles and books. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.