Jordan Wilfong

Wilfong-Jordan

Position: Assistant Professor of Social Work
Phone: 419-372-4865
Email: jwilfon@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2018

Dr. Wilfong’s research is focused on the intersection of poverty, discrimination, and criminal justice involvement. His research examines how structural forces within U.S. society increase the likelihood of adults with histories of experiencing discrimination, poverty, and abuse become involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Wilfong’s research also investigates the influence of organizations and practice interventions on probation outcomes and recidivism, particularly as it relates to the role of social workers in promoting a therapeutic approach to treatment services for the criminal justice population.

Recent Publications:

Wilfong, J., Golder, S., Logan, T.K., and Higgins, G. (Forthcoming). Examining the influence of financial assistance and employment services on the criminal justice outcomes of women on probation. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.

Wilfong, J. (Forthcoming). Learning how to teach macro practice online: A commitment to social work’s roots. Reflections: Journal of Professional Helping.

Wilfong, J., & Plaza, D. (Forthcoming). Applying feminist criminology to social work criminal justice research: Treating addiction, mental health and victimization. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

Sears, J.S., Verbist, A.N., Wilfong, J., Thomas, T.A., Mount, S., Sabree, R., & Van Zyl, M.A. (2018). Mapping the science of social work debate: An exercise in doctoral student education. The Journal of Social Work Education.

Harris, L.M., Wilfong, J., Thang, N.D., & Kim, B.J. (2017). Guardianship planning among grandparents raising grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS in Northern Vietnam. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy, 4(1).

Harris, L.M., Wilfong, J., Thang, N.D., & Kim, B.J. (2017). Guardianship planning among grandparents raising grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS in Northern Vietnam. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy, 4(1).