Myrna McNitt’s research interests include child welfare, mental health and social policy with an international focus. She is the lead faculty member for a summer global studies program for Dominican social work students in Guatemala. She also co-authored a proposal for a research-based study trip in Ecuador. In March 2011 she traveled to Haiti to investigate how the university can assist the country. For over 30 years, McNitt worked as a caseworker for Americans for International Aid & Adoption. She also worked at the Circuit Court Family Division in Allegan County, MI. She served as a faculty member at Grand Valley State University, clinical supervisor for Feed the Children in Kenya, and clinical program supervisor for the Reading Borough Council in the UK.