Office Location: AC-3A01
|PhD||Stony Brook University||Social Welfare||2014|
|MSW||Stony Brook University||Social Welfare||2006|
Areas of Expertise
- Trauma-informed Practice
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Allen-McCombs, J. "Using the Cultural Wealth Framework to Examine How Institutional Conditions Impact Minoritized First-Generation College Students’ Success and Life Outcomes." Journal of First Generation Student Success. 2 2022: 19.
Allen-McCombs, J.. "Ready, Set, Change: An Exploratory Case Study of Readiness for Change within Five New York State Voluntary Child Welfare Agencies." ProQuest Publishing. (3687499) 2014: 117.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Rodgers, S.T., Allen-McCombs, J., Roeback, S., Forbes, A., Lilavois, C. "Lifting as We Climb and Community Care”: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Black Women Social Work Administrators ." Handbook on Leadership in Social Care & Social Work. Accepted (in process): .
Allen-McCombs, J., Beaumont-Bowman, S., Bergen, M., Chan, C.. "CUNY Teaching Resource on COVID-19." Ongoing Challenges with COVID-19. 1 9/2022: Pressbooks.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" "What it means to be: An overview of an exploratory study of the interconnected relationship between social identity, first-generation status, and academic identity" " April, 2023: York College Annual Spring Symposium.
" How assessment results have led to improvements within department of social work programs. " April, 2023: York College Annual Assessment Celebration Event.
" Blurred Lines or a Holistic Pedagogical Approach: Lessons Learned from Whole Student Advising in a Graduate Social Work Program " March, 2023 (Alternate): 2023 CUNY Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (C-IDEA) Conference.
" Truth, lies and stereotypes: Exploring child welfare social workers portrayal in popular films. " October, 2022: 55th Annual New York State Social Work Educators Association Conference.
" Examining Cultural Agility in Social Work Simulation‑based Learning " November, 2022: Transformative Teaching Focus on Pedagogy 2022 International Conference.
" 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.
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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
CUNY Health and Human Service Project Open Education Resources Award: June 2022.
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.
Cycle 51 of the PSC - CUNY Research Awards Program, 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.
Cycle 52 of the PSC-CUNY Research Awards Program, The COVID-19 Crises and the Reentry Experiences of Elderly Ex-Offenders. 2021: Submitted.
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.