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Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen

Associate Professor

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stockton University

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ARobin Hernandez-Mekonnen PhD, MSW (University of Pennsylvania), is an Associate Professor of Social Work and faculty of the Child Welfare Education Institute at Stockton University. Dr. Hernandez-Mekonnen has 20 years of child welfare experience and has been engaged research and policy work for the past decade. Her areas of interest are child welfare, system reform, Title IV-E and workforce improvement, intersection of child welfare and immigration, Mexican diaspora, and mixed method research and policy. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, Dr. Hernandez-Mekonnen has worked on a number of influential projects and reform efforts on the behalf of children and families in the Delaware Valley and nationally. Currently, Dr. Hernandez- Mekonnen’s work is focusing on the New Jersey Child Welfare system reform. Her primary graduate teaching includes Social Welfare Policy, Research Methods, and Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice.