PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Cohort Three Fellow

Academic Mentor
Patricia Kohl
Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Policy Mentor
Ashley Beumer
Director of Programs, Voices for Children

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Connecticut: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Mental Health and Well-Being


Dr. Megan Feely is an Assistant Professor of Policy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She teaches Program Planning, Development and Evaluation and Women, Children, and Families: Policies and Programs. Her areas of specialization are Social and Health Disparities and Mental Health, Trauma and Violence Prevention. Her research interests include child welfare, the well-being of child welfare-involved children, the mental health of child welfare-involved children, child maltreatment, and interventions that improve well-being in the child welfare system.