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Tiffany Nelson, DSW, LCSW, PEL: SSW

Assistant Professor


Building & Room:

ETMSW 4242


1040 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office Phone:



Dr. Nelson has fifteen plus years of practice experience working in the social work field and in educational settings which include primary, secondary and higher education environments. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Professional Educator License with a School Social Work Endorsement.

Professional Interests:
School social work preparation, skill development, and evidence-informed and evidence-based practice
Social, emotional and mental health of school age students and students of color
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Teaching Experience:
SocW 551: Policy II: Policy for School Social Workers

Selected Publications

Editorial Reviews
School Social Work Journal


BSW, Western Illinois University
MSW, University of Central Florida
DSW, Aurora University

Professional Memberships

Illinois Association of School Social Work (IASSW), President 2021-2023
School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)

Research Currently in Progress

Co-Principal Investigator. “Promoting anti-oppressive practices with students and educators in the 21st century.”