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  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), College Of Social Work


  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology, University of Utah
  • Master of Social Work, Social Work, University of Utah


Allison specializes in evaluation design and mixed-method analyses, with a particular focus on outcome measurement.  Passionate about supporting community agencies to use data-driven processes for decision making and effective programming, Allison is additionally interested in child welfare, animal-assisted therapy, and field education. Allison is currently earning a PhD in social work, and researching utility of existing child welfare assesments for use in outcome monitoring. She has designed and conducted research studies at the University of Utah since 2009, and additionally provides clinical psychotherapy services to adults and families.