Valerie Dorsey Allen, LSW, DSW
Valerie Dorsey Allen, DSW, brings to the position extensive experience as a counselor and career development officer with Philadelphia Job Corps. She holds a B.A. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MSW and DSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation entitled Educational-Entertainment as an Intervention for Adolescents Exposed to Community Violence is published online at ProQuest and Scholarly Commons. She has also co-written articles with Dr. Phyllis Solomon on the same topic for the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community and The Journal of Human behavior in the Social Environment. Dr. Allen is focused on addressing the needs and interests of the Penn community and on improving the quality of life for faculty, staff and students with a particular focus on those of African Descent.