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Dr Joanne L Bailey

Social Work - Masters Programs
CN 201 V

Personal Biography Statement

Jo Daugherty Bailey, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Professor and MSW Director in the Department of Social Work.

Contact: 303-556-6815,

I earned an MA in Sociology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and an MSW and PhD from the University of Houston. I joined Metro in January 2013, after more than 10 years as a faculty member at the University of Houston-Downtown.

My practice experience is in adoption, clinical & program research, and grants management. I have taught across the curriculum in both sociology and social work in children & family, gender, social policy, urban issues and theory.

My current research projects include analyses of policy and services for children without parental care in Eastern Europe, models of supervision, and undocumented migrants’ experiences.

Selected Publications

Mendez-Shannon, E. & J. D. Bailey (2016). Sobresalir: The Undocumented Experience. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work 25(2), 98-113.

Bailey, J.D. (2015). Social work in the U.S.: Workforce and education, AGORA 9(2), 43-48.

Schmidt, V. & Bailey, J.D. (2014). Institutionalization of children in the Czech Republic: A case of path dependency. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 41(1).

Bailey, J.D. (Ed.) (2012). Orphan Care: A Comparative View. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.

Bailey, J.D. (2012). Introduction. In Orphan Care: A Comparative View edited by J.D. Bailey, pp. 1-17. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.

Bailey, J.D. & Delavega, E. (2011). Rules on the Hague and IAA: Public comments and the state’s responsiveness. Journal of Policy Practice, 10(1), 35-50.

Bailey, J.D. & McCarty, D. (2009). Assessing empowerment in divorce mediation. Negotiation Journal 25(3).

Bailey, J.D. (2009). Expectations of the consequences of new international adoption policy in the U.S. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 36(2), 169-184.

Mena, K.C. & Bailey, J.D. (2007). The impact of the supervisory relationship on worker job satisfaction and burnout. Journal of Social Service Research, 34(1), 55-65.

Bailey, J.D. (2006). A practice model to protect international adoptees’ ethnic identity. Journal of Family Social Work, 10(3), 1-11.

Bailey, J.D., & Robbins, S.P. (2005). Couple empowerment in divorce: A comparison of mediated and non-mediated outcomes. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 22(4), 453-472.

Professional Affiliations

Member, CSWE
Member, CSWE Council on Global Social Issues
Member, NASW
Vice President of NASW Colorado (2014-2016)


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi

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