Faculty and Staff

Maxine McGregor, is the Associate Instructor in the School of Social Work. She worked in child welfare for 16 years providing children and families assistance from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and crisis situations. For 12 years she worked with the Department of Children and Families gaining experience as an investigator, case manager, and client relations coordinator. She spent four years with the Community Based Care Agency, Family Services of Metro Orlando, as a resource specialist working with staff and the community to provide resources to children and families involved with the system. Ms. McGregor developed a passion for working with domestic violence survivors and was a member of the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force and Orange County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team for many years. Ms. McGregor started with the University in January 2016 as the Title IV-E Coordinator, where she provided teaching instruction to students interested in child welfare, assisted in placing them within the community agencies, and helped them obtain employment after graduation within the child welfare system. She also served as the School’s Master of Social Work campus-based program director for four years.


  • LMSW, Licensed Master Social Worker, state of Georgia
  • MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Central Florida
  • MS, Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Troy University


  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Areas of Specialty
  • child welfare
  • domestic violence
  • Online Education

Research Grants

Social Work

Youth Who Die by Suicide in the Child Welfare System: Improving Suicide Prevention Standards and Efforts for High-Risk Youth

  • PI: Maxine McGregor
  • Amount: $50,000 | Timeframe: 10/01/2023 - 09/01/2024
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Florida Institute for Child Welfare
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