Faculty and Staff

Dr. Reshawna Chapple, Ph.D., M.S.W., is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida. She has worked as a social worker in the areas of mental health, crisis intervention, education and disabilities. Her areas of research and teaching include Social justice and human rights, deafness and disability studies and cultural competent social work practice. She received her B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. Her dissertation was titled: Being a Deaf Woman in College is Hard. Being Black Just Adds: Understanding the Complexities of Intersectionality.

  • Ph.D.
  • L.C.S.W.
Research Interests
  • Black and African American Communities
  • Critical Race Feminism and Standpoint Theory
  • Critical Deaf Studies and Deaf Cultural Identity
  • Culturally Responsive Social Work Practice
  • Intersection of Race, Gender and Disability
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma Recovery
  • Mental Health Treatment and Barriers to Access
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