Jeannine M. Rowe, PhD, APSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and former Hartford Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Rowe’s primary research interests involve examining the role of social workers’ skills, particularly in the area of gerontology, conducting gerontological intervention research, and developing research and clinical tools. She has co-authored two book chapters on family caregiving and published a handful of gerontological articles. Dr. Rowe is a contributing author of the Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral (TCARE®) protocol, a care management process designed to support practitioners who work with family caregivers of older adults. Her current research projects include embedding intergenerational activities within a rural continuing care retirement community, developing a practice behaviors evaluation tool, and exploring the link between professional development training and social worker skills. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Dr. Rowe spent a decade working in the field with adolescents involved the juvenile justice system. She is passionate about animals in social work, and in her spare time conducts pet therapy groups with older military veterans.