Lisa Schelbe

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor
Lisa Schelbe

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Office Location
University Center C3410
(850) 645-5935
Resume / CV

Lisa Schelbe is an associate professor at Florida State University College of Social Work and a faculty affiliate at the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. She serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Lisa received a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being (2011-2013). Her primary research interest focuses broadly on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, and child well-being. Specifically, her research examines the experiences of young people “aging out” of foster care. She is interested in research dissemination and the formation of research-policy-practice partnerships. Lisa is a qualitative methodologist with experience working on interdisciplinary teams.


  • Child Welfare 
  • Child Maltreatment Prevention
  • Young people 'aging out' of foster care
  • Qualitative Methods 


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Social Work
  • MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, Social Work
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis, Women's Studies


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Salazar, A., & Schelbe, L. A. (2021). Factors Associated with Post-College Success for Foster Care Alumni College Graduates. Children and Youth Services Review, 126. Retrieved from

Schelbe, L. A., Wilson, D. L., Fickler, W., Williams-Mbengue, N., & Klika, J. B. (2020). Bridging the Gaps among Research, Policy, and Practice in the Field of Child Maltreatment through Cross-Sector Training and Innovation. International journal on child maltreatment, 3(3), 293-305.

Radey, M., & Schelbe, L. (2020). Gendered workplace support disparities in a female-dominated profession. Social Work Research, 44, 123-135.

Eastman, A. L., Schelbe, L., & McCroskey, J. (2019). A content analysis of case records: Two-generations of child protective services involvement. Children and Youth Services Review, 99, 308-318.

Schelbe, L., Day, A., Geiger, J. M., & Piel, M. H. (2019). The state of evaluations of campus-based support programs serving foster care alumni in higher education. Child Welfare, 97, 23-40.

Schelbe, L. (2018). Struggles, successes, and setbacks: Youth aging out of child welfare in a subsidized housing program. Children and Youth Services Review, 89, 298-308.

Holtrop, K., Canto, A. I., Schelbe L., McWey, L. M., Radey, M., & Montgomery, J. F. (2018). Adapting a parenting intervention for parents aging out of the child welfare system: A systematic approach to expand the reach of an evidence-based intervention. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88, 386-398.


Geiger, J. M., & Schelbe, L. (2021). The Handbook on Child Welfare Practice. Springer.

Schelbe, L., & Geiger, J. M. (2017). Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment. New York: Springer International Publishing.

Lisa Schelbe