Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Area of responsibility: IUPUI

980 Indiana Avenue, LV4415
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: (317) 274-3960

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PHD Indiana University

MSW Spalding University

BSW Spalding University

Area of Interest:

Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty received her PhD from Indiana University and her Bachelors and Masters degree from Spalding University in Louisville KY. She is originally from Belize and brings extensive leadership and programmatic experience from over 20+ years in the field of Youth Development locally and internationally serving as Executive Director of a YMCA and Chair of numerous volunteer, non-profit, and governmental organizations. Gentle-Genitty also served as a youth consultant for Belize and UNICEF. She taught at the University of Belize for 5 years prior to IU. Her areas of interests within the academic setting include teaching and teaching effectiveness, theory application, online learning, millennial, and student engagement. In the realm of research she focuses on exploring the school-to-prison pipeline trajectory, school competence, truancy, and social bonding. In the community she explores and offers service in prison/jail/community re-entry, cognitive tools for re-entry, case management, adjunct/associate faculty mentoring, and the cradle to career initiative by the Talent Alliance.  Gentle-Genitty teaches both theory and practice at the Bachelor and Masters level and is the chair of the MSW Schools Concentration.

School attendance and absenteeism

Teaching Interest:

Theory | Human Behavior | Teaching Human Behavior theory

Social Work Practice and Methods of Practice

Working with Groups | Leadership | Management | Mentoring | Women and Gender Violence

Diversity | DIRE Statements| 

Absenteeism | School Attendance | Truancy | School Bonding and Climate

Transfer | Transfer Practice | Policy | Curriculum | Degree Development and Approval

Youth and Youth Violence | International 

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