Joanne Whelley, PhD

Associate Professor


PhD, Fordham University, 1990
MSW, Catholic University, 1974
BA, Catholic University, 1973

Area of interest

SW Education, ethics


Professor Whelley joined the Barry faculty in 2001. Prior to coming to Barry, she served on the faculty of Marywood University School of Social Work for 21 years. Professor Whelley received a BA and MSW from Catholic University and a Ph.D. from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Her professional interests are in child welfare, particularly family preservation; models of family intervention; and curriculum development. Professor Whelley's publications are focused in areas of child welfare practice, field instruction, professional ethics, and social work education. She teaches foundation and advanced practice, family intervention, and child welfare courses. Professor Whelley is an active member of the professional community. She teaches Introduction to Clinical SW Assessment, Introduction to Trauma and Resiliency and Advanced Social Work Practice courses. Dr. Whelley is a member of CSWE’s Council on Practice Methods and Specializations, Chair of the Values and Ethic track for CSWE APM, Member of Council on Social Work Education Task Force on Advanced Social Work Practice in Trauma and Past Chair of the Barry University Faculty Senate.

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