Janelle K. Bryan is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Sacred Heart University’s Online Master of Social Work program. In this role, she teaches numerous courses in the MSW program, including the first course students take in human diversity and social justice, and their core research courses. Prior to her position at SHU, Dr. Bryan taught courses in social work research, macro social work theory, systems of human oppression, and community organization as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Western Connecticut State University, and Simmons University.

Dr. Bryan has over a decade of experience in social work administration, program leadership and assessment, and community health. She has also conducted extensive research at the intersection of health care access, social justice and anti oppression practices, and gender-based violence and discrimination. She is an advocate for health, gender and racial equity.

Janelle holds the following credentials:

  • Inclusion Institute Certified Diversity Practitioner (The People Company)
  • PhD in Social Work (University of Connecticut School of Social Work)
  • Master of Social Work (University of Connecticut School of Social Work)
  • Bachelor of Arts, African-American Studies (Wesleyan University)
Janelle K Bryan

Janelle K. Bryan, PhD

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