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 is a member of the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force and Orange County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. The Review Team is tasked to review cases within the State and deliver a report providing evidence-based information that supports the need to address systemic gaps and recommend changes to improve the system to protect survivors and hold perpetrators accountable. 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.

Credentials
  • MSW, Master of Social Work, University of Central Florida
  • MS, Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Troy University
  • Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Affiliations
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Orange County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
  • Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Areas of Specialty
  • child welfare
  • domestic violence
  • Online Education
  • Florida’s child welfare agency struggles with high turnover, heavy caseloads
    Written By: SPECTRUM NEWS 13 - MOLLY DUERIG | August 11, 2022
    Nearly half of all the state’s child protective investigators left their jobs between 2020 and 2021, according to an annual status report published by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....
  • UCF Awards 137 Faculty With Promotion and Tenure
    Written By: Allison Hurtado ’12 and Joe Adams | June 2, 2022
    Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service. Eighty-nine UCF faculty received promotions and another 48...
  • UCF Social Work Holds Career Fair for Students and Alumni
    Written By: UCF School of Social Work | April 8, 2022
    The UCF School of Social Work held a Career Fair on April 4 to help prepare students for their career after graduation. A wide-range of 25 private, nonprofit, healthcare and...
  • UCF School of Social Work Graduate Program Recognized in National Rankings
    Written By: UCF School of Social Work | March 31, 2022
    The U.S. News & World Report ranked the UCF School of Social Work among the best social work graduate programs in the nation at No. 79 – positioning the School...
  • MSW Fellowship Students Share Their Research
    Written By: UCF School of Social Work | August 4, 2021
    The UCF School of Social Work MSW Traditional Track awarded six new first-year graduate level students with a $10,000 fellowship to assist them with tuition, fees, and other expenses for academic year...
  • UCF School of Social Work Awards Six Students a $10,000 Fellowship
    Written By: UCF School of Social Work | November 16, 2020
    The UCF School of Social Work MSW Traditional Track has awarded six new first-year graduate level students with a $10,000 fellowship to assist them with tuition, fees, and other expenses...
  • MSW Alumna Overcomes Cancer During School and Achieves Her Goals
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | July 15, 2020
    Jamie Younger ’17 ’18 MSW traveled a rocky road on her path to becoming a clinical social worker. But she says her experience battling cancer during her time in graduate...
  • Maxine McGregor: Child Welfare and Domestic Violence Advocate Leads the Next Generation of Social Workers
    Written By: Camille Dolan | May 11, 2020
    As a longtime member of the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force, Maxine McGregor ’13 MSW, instructor and program director for the MSW face-to-face track in the School of Social...
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