Dr. McAllister is the Director of the School of Social Work.
Carolyn McAllister received her BA in Psychology at U.C. Davis in 1996 and her MSW from UCLA in 1999. Her professional experiences include work in the areas of crisis and long-term mental health services, practice with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and social work in health settings. Her research interests focus in the areas access to and acquisition of education (high school and beyond) for high risk populations and for populations without access to traditional, face-to-face classrooms. Her dissertation focused on the factors influencing individuals with learning disabilities' postsecondary educational attainments. She teaches social work students in the areas of micro practice and research methods, and is interested in the uses of technology in teaching.
Ph.D. - Social Work, Michigan State University
Research and Teaching Interests
Social work practice with individuals with disabilities and their support systems Integrating disability content into social work education Transition issues for adolescents with disabilities and their families Teaching with technology, alternate forms of instruction