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Allen-Mccombs, Jennette

Allen-Mccombs, Jennette

Assistant Professor
Social Work

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

Office Hours  
Monday  5-6 PM 
Tuesday  2-3 
Wednesday  5-6 PM 


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 an MSW and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University. Her current research focuses on higher education policy and first-generation college students. Her other research interest includes the implementation of organizational change within child welfare agencies. Dr. Allen-McCombs teaches several courses, including social work practice, human behavior in the social environment, methods of social work research and research evaluation. 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 justice systems. She has also conducted outcome and process evaluations for child welfare and juvenile justice agencies across New York State.

Areas of Expertise

Implementation Science
Trauma-informed Practice
First-Generation College Students

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Allen-McCombs, J.. "Ready, Set, Change: An Exploratory Case Study of Readiness for Change within Five New York State Voluntary Child Welfare Agencies." ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. (3687499) 2014: 117.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Being Seen: An Exploration of Students’ Socially Constructed Identities And The Relationship To Academic Success " April, 2021: CUNY Faculty Diversity & Inclusion Conference 2021.

" The Other Side of the Finish Line: An Exploratory Study of the Adult Outcomes of First Generation College Students " 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

CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program: 2020 - 2021.

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.

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Cycle 51 of the PSC - CUNY Research Award, Examining the Role Of Social-Identity in Student Achievement within First Generation College Students. April 2020 - March 2021: $2862.55.

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 - June 2020: $3,500.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Growth Mindset and Beyond: Helping Students Navigate College with Mindset GPS: November, 2019.

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.