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Shawna J. Lee

Director, SSW Program Evaluation Group, Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Shawna J. Lee

Shawna J. Lee, PhD '05, is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she is director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab and Director of the Program Evaluation Group (PEG). She is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) and at the Institute for Social Research, Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD).

Dr. Lee has published extensively on child maltreatment and child welfare, fathers' parenting behaviors and father-child relations, and the effects of parental corporal punishment on child well-being. Community-based practice and service to the social work profession are central to Lee's work. She currently leads the design, implementation, and evaluation of an intervention for low-income fathers, in collaboration with Healthy Start home visitation programs in Michigan. Lee's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, and the Fatherhood Research Practice Network. You can learn more about her projects and the Parenting in Context Research Lab at parentingincontext.org.

Lee completed the Joint PhD Program in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Michigan in 2005, where she was a National Institutes of Health pre-doctoral trainee in prevention research. She was a post-doctoral research scholar at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She teaches courses in research methods, program evaluation, social policy, and on specialized topics such as intervention to reduce use of corporal punishment.

Research Interests/Focus

Father's parenting risk behaviors, child maltreatment, community-based interventions

Education

Year Degree   School
2005 PhD Social Work and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2003 MS Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002 MPP Public Policy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2001 MSW Social Work University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1997 BA Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Fall 2021

Course Catalog

Essentials of Social Welfare Policy SW508

Instructor: Shawna J. Lee
Time: Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 3752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours
Instructor: Shawna J. Lee
Time: Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2629 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW633 001 Children and Youth Services and Social Policies View Course

Winter 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW683 007 Evaluation in Social Work View Course

Winter 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW796 002 Advanced Topics in Micro and Macro Social Work View Course
SW796 004 Advanced Topics in Micro and Macro Social Work View Course
SW796 005 Advanced Topics in Micro and Macro Social Work View Course

Fall 2017

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 001 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course
SW530 007 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

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