Michele Hanna

  • Biographical Description


      Associate Professor Michele Hanna currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Having joined the faculty at GSSW in 2005, Dr. Hanna teaches the masters level Power, Privilege & Oppression, Disproportionality & Disparities Across Systems, Critical Race Praxis courses, oversees the Child Welfare Concentration, and has taught the doctoral Qualitative Research sequence. 


      Prior to pursuing her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Hanna’s professional experience included working as an adoption birthparent counselor, a child protective service worker, child welfare adoption specialist, child welfare supervisor and program field representative for a statewide special-needs adoption program in the state of Oklahoma. Dr. Hanna's research focuses on child welfare, foster care and adoption. Most recently (2008 - 2014) she served as the evaluator for the City and County of Denver's five-year, federally funded Diligent Recruitment Grant Denver's Village: Wrapping Families with Community Support. 


      Currently, Dr. Hanna is the Principal Investigator for CLIMB@DU, a four year federally funded (HRSA) training grant that provides stipends to students interested in pursuing a career in Integrated Behavioral Health. CLIMB@DU seeks to expand the healthcare workforce in Colorado and the Four Corners region, focusing on medically underserved communities. In addition, Dr. Hanna is Principal Investigator for a program evaluation with Tennyson Center for Children in Denver, CO. 



This portfolio last updated: 11-May-2018 7:04 PM