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Andy Frey, PhD

Inducted in 2023

Current Position

Andy Frey is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri. Prior to his appointment at the University of Missouri he was a Professor and director of the PhD Program at the University of Louisville. Dr. Frey’s research and scholarly activity focuses on the provision of school-based mental health services and the effectiveness of promotion, prevention, and treatment strategies to foster school success and remove barriers to learning within an interdisciplinary context. This work involves developing and evaluating school-based interventions, synthesizing the current knowledge, and providing recommendations for future research and practice. Dr. Frey has a successful record of extramural funding and disseminating research findings, having had over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters accepted for publication; several of his most recent publications are related to adaptations of motivational interviewing. He received the Distinguished University Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity in Social Sciences Award from the University of Louisville in 2009 and 2015, respectively. In 2015, he was recognized by his alma mater, the University of Denver, as the School of Social Work Master Scholar.


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