Janel retired from Lesley in May 2018 after 28 years of service. She always brought her extensive experience as a clinical social worker with individuals, families, and communities to her courses.
Her areas of academic focus and expertise include: social work, ethics, and cultural competence. At Lesley, she has taught the following courses: Concepts and Skills in Professional Practice, Introduction to Social Work, Case Management in Social Work and Counseling, Child Welfare: Challenges and Solutions, Contemporary Issues in Counseling and Human Services, Human Services Internship and Seminar, and Research Methods in Social Sciences.
She holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a MSW and PhD from Simmons University, and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.