University Park, IL,
26
March
2020
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10:54 PM
America/Chicago

Vickii Coffey, Ph.D., MSA

Summary

Social Justice and Social Policy Expert

Vickii Coffey, Ph.D., MSA

Social Justice and Social Policy Expert

Dr. Vickii Coffey has worked at Governors State University since 2013. She is an Assistant Professor of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services who teaches a diverse range of core graduate and undergraduate social work courses with an emphasis on social justice and social policy.

Before joining the faculty at GSU, Dr. Coffey worked as an Executive Director for several domestic violence and human service agencies where she helped develop and implement social policy and safety initiatives to intervene on and stop violence against women. As a professor, her distinct research interests examine mass incarceration, reentry, violence against women, and the intersections of race, class and gender across each of these spectrums.

Dr. Coffey’s most recent research focus has expanded to include inquiry on cancer health disparities with populations of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. She was awarded a 2018-19 GSU-University Research Grant to conduct a qualitative pilot study on the subject for which she is so passionate. Dr. Coffey holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Justice, a Master of Social Work Administration and a B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Coffey is available to talk about health disparities among formerly incarcerated persons and violence against women. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Coffey, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or zbanks@govst.edu.