Laura is the former dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work (2009-2016). Formerly professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), she was a respected researcher and teacher from 1985 to 2008. She has served as principal investigator on multiple grants on poverty, family and women's issues, and impoverished populations in Texas.
Ebony Reddock received both her MPH and PhD training in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in community-based research and evaluation, with particular expertise and interest in participatory research methods, organizational capacity-building and strategic planning with social work and public health organizations. She is also an experienced trainer and instructor, having taught courses and workshops on Community-based Public Health, Health Disparities, Research Methods, Community Health Education and Diversity in Research. She is a lifelong Michigan resident, having worked with a number of community-based organizations in Southeastern Michigan on program development, management and evaluation projects in areas ranging from higher education pipeline programs, poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach, youth development and human service programs.
Chad Jobin, LLMSW, is an Evaluation Associate with the Program Evaluation Group. His professional interests include using evaluation to promote the development and implementation of effective programs in youth and family services. Chad graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Social Work and received his MSW from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Social Policy and Evaluation and a minor in Management of Human Services.
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