Dr. Fabio A. Naranjo

Dr. Fabio A. Naranjo

Assistant Professor


PhD in Social Work, Barry University, Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work, 2018
MA in Social Work, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, 1987
BA in Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 1985

Areas of Interest

Naranjo’s interest areas of research and advocacy include issues of macro-practice, socio-cultural and economic disparities and oppression and cultural resilience.


Fabio A. Naranjo is an Assistant Professor with Barry University’s School of Social Work. He teaches primarily social welfare policy courses, including Leadership Advocacy and Policy Practice, Administration and Supervision in Trauma-Informed Systems of Care, Social Work Macro and Policy Practice: Poverty, Oppression and Trauma, Introduction to the Social Work Profession, Human Development, and Community Organization. Also at Barry, Naranjo has worked closely with the University’s Center for Community Service Initiatives and its Campus Democracy Project. In 2019, Naranjo was the recipient of the National Association of Social Workers-Florida Chapter’s Social Work Educator of the Year Award, and of the NASW-FL Miami Dade-Unit’s 2019 Social Work Educator of the Year Award. He was also awarded the Barry University-Center for Community Service Initiatives’ 2018 Community Engagement Educator Award.

Since 2004, Naranjo has served as an expert speaker with the U.S. Department of State, conducting seminars in multiple Latin American countries in subjects that include Understanding U.S. Nonprofits and Philanthropy; Proposal Writing; Effective Foundation Research; Strategic Planning; and Assessment of Organizational Capacity. His professional experience includes working as a program officer for local and international foundations; legislative and administrative lobbying; managing community-based social service programs; community-building and development; and community organizing and advocacy. In Florida, Naranjo has worked and taught at Florida Atlantic University, Ana G. Mendez University System-South Florida Campus. From 1992 to 2004, Naranjo taught in Chicago at North Park University, Spertus College of Judaica, Saint Augustine College, and Loyola University. From 1990 to 1994, Naranjo was appointed by Illinois Governors James Thompson and Jim Edgar to serve on the Governor’s Policy Advisory Council.

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