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

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).

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

Hairston, C.F. (2008) Children with parents in prison: Child welfare matters. CW360°, 1.

Hairston, C.F. (2007) Focus on children with incarcerated parents: An overview of the research literature. Baltimore , MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Hairston, C.F. (2007) The National Network for Social Work Managers: Advancing Management Excellence through Education. Administration in Social Work, 31(4).

Hairston, C.F. and Oliver, W. (2006) Domestic violence and prisoner reentry: Experiences of African American men and women. New York: Vera Institute of Justice.

Hairston, C.F. and Oliver, W. (2006) Women’s Experiences with Men’s Incarceration and Reentry. Women, Girls, & Criminal Justice, 7(5).

“Prisoner Reentry: Social Capital and Family Connections.” In R. Immarigeon (Ed.), Women and girls in the criminal justice system: Policy issues and practice strategies. Kingston: Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2006. J. Rollin, co-author.

Editorial Reviews:

Editor, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation


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