Dr. Bernadette Jeffrey : CAL U

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Dr. Bernadette Jeffrey


  • B.A. Psychology: Washburn University
  • MSW: University of Kansas
  • Ph.D.: University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work


Dr. Jeffrey's prior assignments in teaching and research:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Freshman Seminar Program, Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, 1989-1991.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1990.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1993-2001.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA 2001-2004.
  • Research Consultant, Office of Child Development, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare 2005-2006.
  • Adjunct Professor, CCAC, South Campus, Department of Psychology, Child and Family Studies, 2007-2009.

Prior clinical work experience:

  • Senior Clinical Social Worker, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, various locations, 1971-1989.
  • Marriage and Family Therapist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1987-1989 and Laurel Heights Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 1988-1989. [Dr. Jeffrey was a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Georgia from 1987-1993 and was a licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in Georgia during the same period.

Scholarly Interests

  • Race and spirituality
  • Gero-rich social work education.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Social Work

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Social Work

Contact Information



Azorsky Hall 204A