Daniel J. Gibbs

Assistant Professor

Daniel J. Gibbs
Daniel J. Gibbs

Assistant Professor




279 William Street
Room: 351
Athens, GA 30602

Daniel Gibbs conducts research on improving professional decision-making within the child welfare and mental health systems. He uses quantitative, mixed, and econometric methods to advance innovative data science solutions, high-quality interprofessional collaboration, and effective judicial procedures.

Before arriving at UGA, Daniel practiced as an attorney representing the interests of children involved in the child welfare system. Daniel also engaged in policy advocacy regarding children and families, and participated in data-driven permanency interventions for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. His teaching background includes courses on policy analysis, policy advocacy, research methods, program evaluation, and child welfare practice.

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  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D., University of Georgia
  • MSW, University of Georgia
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of South Carolina
Research Interests
  • Child welfare
  • Child mental health
  • Professional decision-making
  • Data science and social work practice
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Social work and the law
Teaching Specialties
  • Policy analysis/advocacy
  • Research methods
  • Program evaluation
  • Child welfare practice

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