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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Inna Altschul

Associate Professor
Director of Program Assessment and Evaluation
PhD, University of Michigan


  • youth empowerment, leadership and civic engagement
  • racial/ethnic identity
  • immigration
  • preventative interventions
  • family, school and community processes that support positive development
  • structural equation modeling and advanced statistical methods
  • mixed methods


Associate Professor Inna Altschul's research and practice focus on promoting positive development among low-income, immigrant and Latino/a children and youths.

Her primary areas of interest are racial-ethnic identity: youth empowerment, leadership, and civic engagement; child and adolescent development within family, school, and community systems; and preventative interventions.

Altschul uses ecological, sociological, and psychological perspectives in her research, as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies. At GSSW, she teaches MSW courses in the high-risk youth track, practice evaluation and research, as well as PhD introductory statistics. She also serves as the school's Director of Program Assessment and Evaluation.

See Web page and CV.