School of Social Work

Dorothea Ivey Ph.D., MSW, MPA

Assistant Professor, MSW Program Coordinator

Office Location

G41B Masterton Hall

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2022

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm, and Thursdays, 11:00am-2:00pm



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2018
  • M.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington, 2014
  • M.P.A., University of Texas at Arlington, 2014


Dr. Ivey draws from a distinguished career as a Social Behavioral Scientist and Public Administrator in Dallas County, TX; Anne Arundel County, MD; and Washington, DC. She has a proven reputation as being an engaging educator across all generations, a tactful planner, and as methodological in integrating various macro strategies to sustain and expand nonprofit programs. She has raised over $1,000,000 in funds for nonprofit organizations. Dr. Ivey earned her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her dissertation research focused on service providers funded by the National Family Caregiver Support Program that extend resources to grandparents raising grandchildren in California.


Research Interests

Grandparents raising grandchildren, intergenerational programs and policies, nonprofit administration, social welfare policies, intergenerational reciprocity, intergenerational mobility.

Recent Publications

Hohn, K., Ivey, D., McCoy, M., Ude, P., & Praetorius, R. (2017). Integrating faith and practice: A qualitative study of staff motivations. Journal of Social Work and Christianity.

Ivey, D. (2017). Feeling wanted: A film review. Journal of Social Work.

Fields, N., Xu, L., Richardson, V.E., & Parekh, R., Ivey, D., Feinhals, G., & Calhoun, M. (2017). The Senior companion program plus: A culturally-tailored psychoeducational training program for senior companions. Journal of Dementia.