Jill Levenson, PhD
Inducted in 2020
Current PositionProfessor of Social Work at Barry University, MIami
EducationPhD, Florida International University
Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Barry University in MIami, received her PhD from Florida International University in 2003, her MSW from University of Maryland in 1987, and her BA in Sociology at University of Pittsburgh in 1985. She is a SAMHSA-trained internationally recognized expert in trauma-informed care. She has published over 100 articles about policies and clinical interventions designed to prevent sexual abuse, including projects funded by the National Institutes of Justice and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She has been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years, using a scientist-practitioner model to inform her research and her work with survivors, offenders, and families impacted by sexual abuse. In 2019 Dr. Levenson was named by the Journal of Social Service Research as being among the top 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty by the H-Index, with 100 articles that have been collectively cited over 7,000 times. Dr. Levenson has been invited to present as a keynote speaker about trauma-informed care in clinical, correctional, and forensic settings in over 20 states, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.