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LTC (Retired) Ronald Buryk

Ronald Buryk

LTC (Retired) Ronald Buryk 
(Former Chief of Social Work Services at
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

Part-time Lecturer
Office  : Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 204
Phone: 910-672-1210
Fax:     910-672-1755


Ronald H. Buryk is a part-time instructor in the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy/Psychology from St. Peter’s College, a master’s degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Washington. Mr. Buryk completed advanced graduate work at the Catholic University of America. Simultaneously, he completed a social work fellowship program in Child and Family Studies at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a licensed social worker and a clinical diplomate.  His research interests include families, especially military families, and the sociology of medicine. Mr. Buryk has also been a part-time instructor in sociology at Fayetteville Technical Community College for 10 years. Mr. Buryk served a total of 27 years in the U. S. Army, 24 of which were as a social worker officer. During his career, he served in a variety of positions, both in the United States and Europe, to include substance abuse, mental health, medical social work, domestic violence, and combat stress control.  He has extensive experience supervising civilian and military personnel.  Mr. Buryk retired from the Army in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, Mr. Buryk worked as a civilian social worker at Womack Army Medical Center.  In 2001, he assumed his present position as Behavioral Science Coordinator for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Womack. There he teaches and supervises residents in the psychosocial dimensions of medical diseases and also works with military families. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and the Association for Behavioral Science and Medical Education. Mr. Buryk has been a member of the Methodist College Social Work Program Advisory Board and is the volunteer coordinator for Disaster Mental Health at the Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross in Fayetteville.


Teaching Courses

SWRK 621 - Social Work Practice with Military Families

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