Rebecca Davis

Dr. Rebecca Davis is Director of the Office of Global Programs, School of Social Work, Rutgers University. She teaches social work foundation, clinical practice, and global social work courses. She an affiliate of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children and the Global Health Institute. Dr. Davis supervises student internships in Romania and Mexico with a special focus on Service-Learning. She also led the development of service learning in Israel and China. Her global development work focuses on social work education and child protection system strengthening in Eastern Europe and Sub Saharan Africa with a special focus on violence against children. Her recent work included a social service workforce assessment in Eastern Europe, strengthening case management services in Nigeria, Malawi, Swaziland, and Namibia, and evaluation of child protection reforms in Ghana. She authored a Case Management Toolkit for evaluating child welfare case management services in the former Soviet Bloc countries. She served as a Fulbright Scholar to Romania from 1992-94 and implemented a major child welfare reform project for World Vision Romania and USAID in 1998-2002. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and represents the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) to the United Nations in the New York Headquarters.