Allen-Mccombs, Jennette

Allen-Mccombs, Jennette

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-5288
Office Location: AC-3A11

Office Hours  
Tuesday  5-6 PM 
Thursday  5-6 PM 
Saturday  8-9 AM 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Stony Brook University  Social Welfare  2014 
MSW  Stony Brook University  Social Welfare  2006 
BS  SUNY College at Old Westbury  Public Health  2000 
Dr. Jennette Allen-McCombs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work. She holds a MSW and PhD in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University. Her research focuses on the implementation of organizational change within child welfare agencies. Her other research interests include, higher education policy and first- generation college students. Dr. Allen-McCombs teaches several courses including social work practice, human behavior, research methods and the field instruction seminar. As a New York State licensed social worker, Dr. Allen-McCombs dedicated her career to assisting youth in crisis in a variety of settings from medical clinics to State and County District Attorneys’ offices. She has also conducted outcome and process evaluations for child welfare and juvenile justice agencies across New York State.

Areas of Expertise

Organizational Change
Implementation Science
Program Evaluation
Trauma-informed Practice

Articles in Field Of Expertise

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Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The Other Side of the Finish Line " November, 2019: 52nd Annual New York State Social Work Educators Association Conference.

" The Challenge of Change in Child Welfare " August, 2019: 2019 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit: Leveraging Data and Evaluation to Strengthen Families and Promote Well-Being.

" Getting To Know the 2015 Council on Social Work Education Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards " March, 2016: Westchester Social Work Consortium Spring Field Instructor Conference, New Rochelle, NY.

" Examining Organizational Change within Child Welfare " June, 2015: The Network for Social Work Management, Annual Meeting; Howard University, Washington, DC..

" Exploring The Needs of Older Youth Who Exit the New York State Foster Care System " June, 2015: Embracing Change Together: Partnering for Successful Child & Family Outcomes, Children’s Summit/ Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Honorary member, Chi Sigma MSW Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society of Social Work: May 2019.

Network for Social Work Management Research to Practice Institute Scholar: June 2014.


Cycle 50 of the PSC-CUNY Research Awards Program, The other side of the finish line: An exploratory study of adult outcomes for first generation college students.. April 2019: $3,500.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Reviewer, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation: 2019-present.

Panel Moderator, New York African Studies Association’s 44th Annual Conference: April, 2019.

Certified Social Work Field Instructor (SIFI), Stony Brook University: 2012.