Faculty Affiliate

Janette Dill, PhD, MA, MPH

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Janette Dill is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the health care workforce, with an emphasis on low- and middle-skill health care workers. In particular, she studies the use of credentialing and career ladders to improve worker skills and quality of care, and the use of low- and middle-skill workers in care teams across different health care settings.

Amanda Girth

Associate Professor, Ohio State University

Colleen Henry, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Colleen Henry is an Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College(link is external) at the City University of New York. Her research examines child welfare policy and practice with a focus on family violence.

Dr. Henry is the Principal Investigator for the Family Violence Research Project and a Visiting Research Investigator at the Mack Center where she works on the Child Welfare Qualitative Data Mining Project. She...

Bowen McBeath, PhD

Professor, Portland State University

Bowen McBeath is a Professor in the School of Social Work and Hatfield School of Government Division of Public Administration at Portland State University. He is interested in: drawing organization-environment boundaries in the delivery of human services; supporting human service model development and management science; and building spaces for organizational and managerial innovation, improvisation, and learning. He received his MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Sarah Taylor, PhD

Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor, California State University, East Bay

Sarah Taylor, PhD, MSW is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at California State University, East Bay, where she has been working since 2009. Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on promoting well-being, building collaboration, and reducing inequities across human service systems. She explores these themes in a variety of contexts, including higher education, mental health, disability, and LGBTQ+ communities. Her work involves collaboration with community partners on research and evaluation projects of interest to stakeholders, with a focus on applied, community-based,...