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Creasie Finney Hairston

Dean, Professor of Social Work
BS, Bluefield State College
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Email: cfh@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 996-3219
Room: 4010, EPASW

Creasie Finney Hairston

Professional Interests 

  • Social work, families and the criminal justice system
  • Higher education administration and leadership
  • Social policies, social programs and social justice 

Current Research

  • Impact of incarceration and community reentry on families and children
  • Social welfare policies and services for aging populations

Select Recent Publications

"Foreword." In J.M. Eddy & J. Poehlmann (Eds.), Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners (pp. xiii - xvi). Washington , D.C: The Urban Institute Press, 2010.

"Introduction." Special Issue: Children of Incarcerated Parents. Scholar & Feminist Online, 8 (2) (2010).

Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2009). Kinship Care When Parents are Incarcerated: What We Know, What We Can Do.  Baltimore , MD.

"Children with Parents in Prison: Child Welfare Matters." CW360° , 1 (2008).

Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2007). Focus on Children with Incarcerated Parents: An Overview of the Research Literature.   Baltimore , MD.

Guest editorial: The National Network for Social Work Managers: Advancing Management Excellence through Education. Administration in Social Work, 31 (4) (2007).

Domestic Violence and Prisoner Reentry: Experiences of African American Men and Women. New York: Vera Institute of Justice, 2006. W. Oliver, co-author.

"Women's Experiences with Men's Incarceration and Reentry." Women, Girls, & Criminal Justice, 7 (5) (2006).  W. Oliver, co-author.

"Prisoner Reentry: Social Capital and Family Connections." In R. Immarigeon (Ed.), Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System: Policy Issues and Practice Strategies. Kingston: Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2006. J. Rollin, co-author.

Current Affiliations & Associations 

Editor, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
John Howard Association Board of Directors

Editorial Reviews

Administration in Social Work Journal Editorial Board
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Editor

Sponsored Projects

Case Management Services for Elderly Persons (State of Illinois, City of Chicago)