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Creasie Finney Hairston, PhD

Dean and Professor

Director, Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research


Office Phone:

(312) 996 3319



Professional Interests:
Social work, families and the criminal justice system
Higher education administration and leadership
Social policies, social programs and social justice

Impact of incarceration and community reentry on families and children
Social welfare policies and services for aging populations

Selected Publications

Hairston, C. F. (2019). Reflections and Conclusions. In J. M. Eddy & J. Poehlmann-Tyson (Eds.), Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents: Research, Policy and Practice. Second Edition (pp. 373-379). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland.

Hairston, C. F. (2018). Family Relationships During Incarceration and When Fathers Return Home. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 57, 2.

Hairston, C. F. (2016). Starting All Over: Service Needs and Service Responses in an Urban Neighborhood. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hairston, C. F. (2014). Editors note: Women prisoners’ community reentry and reintegration. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 53.

Hairston, C. F. (2010). Foreword. In J.M. Eddy & J. Poehlmann (Eds.), Children of incarcerated parents: A handbook for researchers and practitioners (pp. xiii – xvi). Washington, D.C: The Urban Institute Press.

Hairston, C. F. (2010). Introduction. Special issue: Children of incarcerated parents. Scholar & Feminist Online, 8(2).

Hairston, C. F. (2009). Kinship care when parents are incarcerated: What we know, What we can do. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Editorial Reviews:

Editor, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation


BS, Bluefield State College
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University