Jeannine M. Rowe, PhD, MSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Co-Associate Director of Undergraduate Research. Dr. Rowe received her interdisciplinary PhD in Applied Gerontology and MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her BA from University of Nevada-Reno. She is a Hartford Geriatric and New York Academy of Medicine Fellow.
Dr. Rowe is an advance practice social worker with extensive direct practice experience working with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system in her early career, followed by practice experience working with older adults during her doctoral training.
Social work research is one of Dr. Rowe's passions. Her research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of social work services in aging and health care, fostering university/community research partnerships, and developing assessment tools. She has received numerous grants to conduct program and practice evaluation, and intervention studies. Currently, she is co-investigator on an intervention study in which she and colleagues from across the country are examining the impact of a social work care coordination model on patient health care utilization and health outcomes.
Dr. Rowe has authored over a dozen journal articles as well as authored numerous book chapters and community reports. She has also partnered with community agencies such as Milwaukee Public Television to create short educational broadcast videos. Dr. Rowe teaches across the social work curriculum; however, her primary responsibilities include teaching Social Work Research, Social Practice with Groups, Social Work Case Management, and Social Gerontology.