Dr. Deneca Winfrey Avant
- Awards & Honors
463.001Social Work Practice in School
330.001Topics In Contemporary Social Work And Social Welfare
Ph D Educational Organization and Leadership - Educational Administration
Other Leadership and Administration
MSW Social Work
Other Bachelor of Social Work
Civic Engagement Ambassador
First Star Academy Director
Associate Director of Equity and Inclusion
Design, Align, Refine, and Teach Online Program
Faculty Fellow, Summer Institute
Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant
Research Mini Award
Leadership Initiative Participant
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Month
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program Alumni Award
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Teaching Excellence List of Excellent Teachers
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bureau of Educational Research Traditional Dissertation Award
University Council for Educational Administration Barbara L. Jackson Scholar
Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education Thomas L. McGreal Award
Avant, D. W. (2011). Unwrapping Tradition: Shifting from traditional leadership to transformative action. In C. M. Shields (Ed.), Transformative Leadership: A Reader (pp. 114-130). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Avant, D. W. & Swerdlik, M. (2016). A collaborative endeavor: The roles and functions of school social workers and school psychologists implementing multi-tiered system of supports/response to intervention. School Social Work Journal. 41(1), 56-72.
Avant, D. W. (2016). Using Response to intervention/ multi-tiered systems of supports to promote social justice in schools. Journal for Multicultural Education. 10(4), 507-520.
Avant, D. & Bracy, W. (in press). Using Problem-based Learning To Illustrate the Concepts of Privilege and Oppression, Journal of Social Work Education.
Avant, D. & Lindsey, B. (2015). School social workers as response to intervention change champions, Advances in Social Work Journal. 16(2), 276-291. DOI: 10.18060/16428
Winfrey-Avant, D. (2014). The Roles of School Social Workers in Implementation of Response to Intervention. School Social Work Journal, 38(2), 11-31.
Zosky, D., Avant,D., & Thompson, J. (2014). Social work and special education students’ attributions of poverty: A leadership opportunity for school social workers. School Social Work Journal,38(2), 77-97.
Adeoye, B., Anyikwa, B., & Avant, D. (2012). Teachers and students perceptions of internationalisation of higher education in Nigeria. European Scientific Journal, 8(19), 110-128.
Winfrey, D., Williams, R., & Adamek, M. (1996). The roles of the church in meeting the emotional
and mental health needs of the congregation and community. Journal of the Tenth National
Conference on Undergraduate Research Proceedings, (1), 875-879.