Social Work News

MSW Special Lecture: Dr. Pérez

February 19, 2021

We are excited to announce our third MSW special lecture! Join us as we chat with Dr. Alfred Pérez, Social Work Department Assistant Professor. 

Dr. Perez standing in front of a field and trees

The event includes a 30 minute lecture and a Q&A session immediately after. Settle in and bring your questions for Dr. Pérez!

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm


Dr. Pérez’s research program focuses on the transition to adulthood for youth with foster care histories, which he examines with two complementary lines of research. Dr. Pérez’s professional experiences before academia span state government, direct child welfare practice, social welfare policy, and the federal government. Most notably, Dr. Pérez’s tenure with former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s administration included reforming the Child Protection Services system.