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Carol Cleaveland, PhD, LSW

Department of Social Work

Carol Cleaveland

Dr. Carol Cleaveland is an associate professor in the Department of Social Work. She teaches Social Policy, Programs and Services, Advanced Clinical Practice, Psychopathology and Direct Practice I, Community Clinical Practice and Immigration Policy. Her scholarship seeks to explore the life experiences of vulnerable populations living in poverty, with emphasis on understanding how those afflicted by inequities in resource distribution make meaning of their lives and obtain resources to support families. Since 2005, her research has focused on Latino immigrants and community conflict in suburban communities. Dr. Cleaveland earned her PhD at Bryn Mawr College. Her university service includes development of courses for the MSW program and chairing the college's curriculum committee. 


  • PhD, Bryn Mawr College, 2002
  • MSS, Bryn Mawr College, 1994
  • BA, Political Science and Print Journalism, American University, 1980