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Michael E. Woolley
University of Maryland

School of Social Work


MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise and Research Interests:

Investigating in order to intervene in the social environment factors that influence success in school for students from kindergarten through high school with an emphasis on vulnerable groups of students and students exposed to known risk factors for poor educational outcomes. Such investigations include the influence of adults across the microsystems youth inhabit—home, school, and community—with a focus on interventions targeting the social climate in schools. 

The practice of social work in school settings, including the assessment of children, youth, families, and the social context of schools, interventions across clients systems in schools, and policy and program planning as it relates to the provision of social work in schools.
Direct practice in social work including the foundations of practice and advanced practice with children, youth, and families.

Social work practice, programming, and policy in school settings.