Interest areas: Dissemination and implementation science; Child and adolescent mental health; Recovery-oriented system transformation; Trauma-informed practice and policy; Child welfare; Poverty and inequality; Quality improvement in social service agencies; Public health; Mixed methods. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Poverty and Inequality; Welfare Policy; Income Instability; Social Networks; Social Capital; Financial Health and Mental Health and Well-Being; Earned Income Tax Credit; Work/Family Balance; Financial strategies of single parents; Quantitative methods; Qualitative methods; Mixed methods. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Community organizing, individual and organizational political identity
Interest areas: Equity in higher education, postsecondary transitions, inequalities in college access, college choice strategies, urban education, higher education reform. Curriculum Vitae
Interest Areas: Work-family policy; Poverty and inequality; Work supports and Barriers to Employment
Interest areas: Reproductive health and justice
Interest areas: Older foster youth, Chinese child welfare policy and social work profession development
Interest areas: Child welfare policy and practice; bureaucracy; institutions; organizational theory; public-private partnerships; psychotropic drugs
Dissertation title: "An Ethnographic Study of Psychotropic Drugs and Professional Practices in Illinois's Child Welfare System"
Interest areas: Fathers and fathering; Father engagement and involvement; Fathers involved in the child welfare system; Young fathers under the care of the child welfare system; Fatherhood programs and interventions; Fathers and child development; African American fathers; Incarcerated fathers; Social support among fathers; Child support enforcement; Theories of father involvement. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Positive youth development; afterschool programs; school social work; alternative youth services; adventure therapy; adolescent health; adolescent sexuality
Dissertation title: "Out-of-School Activities, Noncognitive Factors and Academic Performance." Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Investigating social inequities and health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth; LGBTQ youth in the criminal legal system; HIV prevention
Dissertation title: "A mixed methods study examining criminal legal system involvement among young transgender women." Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Organizational Cultures and Program Effectiveness
Dissertation title: "Needs and Numbers: Perceptions of Performance Contracts in Human Service Organizations"
Amanda Michelle Jones
Interest areas: Youth Homelessness; LGBTQ Youth; Anti-Oppressive Social Work and Research; Trauma-Informed Social Work; Social Work with Groups; Community Organizing; Youth Participatory Action Research; Adolescent/Young Adult Development; Youth Political and Civic Engagement; Qualitative Research Methods; Evaluation Research; Visual Sociology; Research-based Arts
Dissertation title: "It's Complicated: The Relationship Between Structural Violence in Youth Homelessness Policy and the Lives of LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness." Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Race, Gender, and Sexuality; Social Inequality; Health Disparities; Urban Youth and Community Development; Youth Services and Programs. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Substance Abuse Services
Dissertation title: "Effect of Organizational Factors on Integrated Service Intervention and Outcomes for Substance-Involving Parents in the Child Welfare System." Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Community; Rural-urban migrants; Urban Poverty; Policy implementation; International social work
Interest areas: Health Services Research, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Clinical Social Work Practice in the Healthcare Context, Health Policy, Medicaid. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Social Service Disparities; Nonprofit Engagement; Social Policy; Economic Inequalities
Dissertation title: "Assisting the Latino Diaspora: Human Service Availability in New Immigrant Destinations"
Interest areas: Childhood regulatory disorders; Family support
Interest areas: Ethnographic Methods; Immigration and Immigrant Youth; Youth Political Participation Youth Activism; Urban Governance; Community; Education
Interest areas: Ethnic minority immigrant youth development; Intersection of race/ethnicity, and culture in immigrant youth development; The racialization process of ethnic minority immigrant youth both in home and host society; Asian American family process
Interest areas: Ethnographic Methods; Urban Spaces and Movement; System-Involved Youth
Interest areas: Disability and incarceration; intellectual and developmental disabilities; disabilities and health and crime policy; racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care and the criminal justice system among people with disabilities.
Interest areas: Criminal-Legal Actors as Street-Level Bureaucrats; Discretion and Decision-Making Among Criminal-Legal Actors; Discretion as a Tool to Transform Penal Policies and Practices. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Liminally legal statuses; immigration policy; immigrant integration; formerly long-term incarcerated re-integration; law and society
Interest areas: Race and Ethnicity; Urban Poverty; Sociology of Punishment; Reentry and Desistance from Crime; Intersection of Mental Health and the Criminal Legal System; Social Policy; Critical Social Work
Dissertation title: "The New Rehabilitationism? Examining Mental Health Courts in an Age of Neoliberal Penal Governance"
Interest areas: U.S. health care policy and its impact on immigrant communities, especially for members with precarious legal status; Social work education and immigration policy
Interest areas: Political and civic engagement of marginalized communities; Policy formulation and implementation; Organizational advocacy; Social work profession and curriculum. Curriculum Vitae
Interest areas: Social determinants of maternal and infant health, health across life course