PhD, Social Work, University of Chicago
Cohort Three Fellow

Academic Mentor
Mark Courtney
Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Policy Mentor
Denise Kane
Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Current Institutional Affiliation
Hunter College: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Mental Health and Well-Being, Latent Class Analysis or Cluster Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Regression Modeling, Grounded Theory, Mixed Methods, Adolescents and Young Adults, Infants and Toddlers, Preschool-aged Children, School-aged Children


Dr. Colleen Cary Katz received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Hunter College.