Biography

Dr. Janice McCall is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work in the College of Leadership and Social Change at Carlow University.

Dr. McCall brings her broad practice experiences which include mental health program administration in the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, consulting within a Boston-based non-profit organization focused on improving public safety and community corrections systems in the U.S., providing a Promotoras program with a community health resource guide, and working in corporate trust, among others.

Dr. McCall earned her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and completed additional methodological training as an Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She earned an MSW and BA with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a licensed social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

Prior to joining Carlow University, Dr. McCall also held Adjunct Faculty positions in graduate social work programs at Boston College, Salem State College, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. McCall is passionate about macro social work and teaches skills such as conducting a needs assessment, employing a SWOT analysis, learning how to develop social service programs, writing grants, and becoming aware of one's leadership potential. She is a strong believer in the importance of context, cultural humility, and networking among social workers. Her students have applied these skills into campus-wide and/or community-based projects.

As a macro social worker, Dr. McCall's research interests have primarily examined the experiences of vulnerable populations in institutional settings with an emphasis on racial and gender differences. Whether it is exploring the potential gendered pattern of prison-based program participation among women prisoners, comparing female and male veterans' health characteristics and access to health care within the Veterans Administration, or the context of gendered experiences in a University community, she is driven by a deep interest to engage in scholarly banter tied to social justice.