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Maguire-Jack, Kathryn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Curriculum Vitae

PhD - University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013 - Social Welfare
MSW - University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009 - Social Work
MPA - University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006 - Public Affairs
BA - University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005 - Political Science and Social Welfare

Areas of Expertise
Child abuse and neglect
Child maltreatment prevention
Program evaluation
Social policy

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Child abuse and neglect
Child welfare
Child wellbeing
Corporal punishment
Program evaluation
Professional development


Dr. Kathryn Maguire-Jack is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, College of Social Work. Her research focuses on child abuse and neglect prevention, with an emphasis on communities and geographic disparities. Her work is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. She has expertise in advanced statistical methods and program evaluation. She has a BA in Social Welfare and Political Science (’05), MPA (’06), MSW (’09), and PhD (’13) from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.