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Dr. Deneca Avant

Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Office
Rachel Cooper - RC 201
Office Hours
By Appointment
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

400Independent Study

461School Policy

Ph D Educational Organization and Leadership - Educational Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

Other Leadership and Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

MSW Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

Other Bachelor of Social Work

Jackson State University
Jackson, MS

Faculty Fellow, Summer Institute

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
2016

Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant

College of Arts and Sciences
2016

Research Mini Award

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
2016

Leadership Initiative Participant

Illinois State University Office of the Provost
2015

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Month

College Pan-hellenic Council
2015

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program Alumni Award

2010

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Teaching Excellence List of Excellent Teachers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Teaching Excellence
2009

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bureau of Educational Research Traditional Dissertation Award

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bureau of Educational Research
2008

University Council for Educational Administration Barbara L. Jackson Scholar

University Council for Educational Administration
2007

Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship

2006

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

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.

Journal Article, Academic Journal

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.

DOI:  10.1108/JME-06-2015-0019

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.

Journal Article, Professional Journal

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.

Research Report

Avant, D. W. (2016, December, 19th). Diversity and Oppression: Cultural Competence Among Social Work Students. [Blog post] Retrieved from https://illinoisstateuniversitysotl.wordpress.com/tag/deneca-avant/

Presentations

Culturally Responsive Teaching. New Faculty Orientation. Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. (2016)
Promoting Social Justice. Faculty Summer Institute. Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. (2016)
Fighting the Stress of Teaching: Revitalizing Your Passion. Teacher School Improvement Day. Canaan Academy. (2015)
Stress Free Social Work: Relax, Relate, Release. School Social Worker Association of America. (2015)
Stress Free Social Work: Relax, Relate, Release.. Illinois Association of School Social Workers Annual Conference. Illinois Association of School Social Workers. (2011)
The Roles of School Social Workers in Implementation of Response to Intervention. Illinois Association of School Social Workers Annual Conference. Illinois Association of School Social Workers. (2011)
Alumni Panel: Ph.D. Honorees – Speak and Share Knowledge. Summer Research Opportunities Program. Committee on Institutional Cooperation. (2010)
How Teachers Perceive their Job Satisfaction is Influenced by their Principals' Behaviors and Attitudes Related to Race and Gender. Administration Organization & Leadership/Section 2: School Organization and Effects under Division A at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. (2010)
Using Problem-based Learning to Promote Social Justice. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. (2010)
How Teacher Job Satisfaction is Influenced by Principals' Leadership, Attitudes, and Beliefs Related to Cultural Identity Markers. Northwestern University Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference. Northwestern University. (2008)

Grants & Contracts

First Star Academy. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Private donor. Other. (2016)
Pre-tenure Faculty Initiative Grant. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2015)
Diversity and Oppression: Cultural Competence Among Social Work Students. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University.
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