Valerie Dorsey Allen, MSW, DSW
Dr. Allen received her DSW from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice in 2010 with a dissertation entitled “Educational-Entertainment as an Intervention for Adolescents Exposed to Community Violence.” She has extensive experience as a counselor, career development officer, and administrator with the Department of Labor’s Job Corps Program. As Director of Penn’s African-American Resource Center (AARC), she is focused on addressing the needs of the Penn community and on improving the quality of life for faculty, staff, and students, especially those of African descent. In addition to her work with AARC, she is Lecturer in School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
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