Nancy Dickinson


Nancy S. Dickinson, MSSW, PhD, is a Clinical Professor at the School and Project Director of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), funded by the Children’s Bureau since 2008.  

Dr. Dickinson has had extensive experience in child welfare practice, administration, research, education and training in North Carolina, Tennessee, California, and Washington State. She has served on the editorial boards of Social Work, Children and Youth Services Review and Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education. Her publications and conference presentations have focused on the child welfare workforce, organizational leadership, independent living, and continuing education. She has presented in many states, universities and several countries.

She has served as PI or Co-PI on 20 projects supported by foundations, states, and the federal government.