Social Policy

Tracy McDade

Areas Of Focus 

  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work 
  • Addiction
  • Social Work Administration
  • Social Policy


  • MSW, 1999, Norfolk State University; Social Work
  • BS, 1991, Old Dominion University; Human Services Counseling

Shalay Jackson

Shalay Jackson is an assistant teaching professor with expertise in macro social work and bridging the gap between research and practice in school social work. Her experience and teaching expertise also includes social policy, resilience, community practice and adolescent behavioral health. She was voted Professor of the Year at the College of Social Work twice (2021 & 2019) and received a Community Engaged Teaching Award from FSU (2020).  

Tomi Gomory

Tomi Gomory is an associate professor, social work clinician and co-author of “Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs,” (2013) a book that closely reviews psychiatry and critiques its efforts to address mental health using a medical model. His research examines the conventionally accepted use of coercion in social services, the impact of the use of force on users of social services and the ethical impacts on helping professions.

Shamra Boel-Studt

Shamra Boel-Studt is an assistant professor with expertise in child welfare. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. Her research interests include interventions related to at-risk youth, family-centered practice, residential youth care, youth trauma and victimization, intervention research, social policy, improvement of measurement and evaluation of children’s services and quantitative methods.