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Alan J. Dettlaff


Dean and Maconda Brown O’Connor Endowed Dean’s Chair

Room: 212 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-7819

Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

Dean's Welcome Message


PhD, Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004
MSW, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999
BS, Social Work, Texas Christian University, 1995

Research Interests

  • Racial disparities in the child welfare system
  • Understanding and addressing the unique needs of immigrant children and families in child welfare systems
  • Improving outcomes for LGBTQ youth in child welfare and affiliated service systems