Social Work Department

Barbara Jean Douglass, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.


  • Ph.D. in education, University of Rochester
  • M.S.W., San Francisco State University, concentration in community organizing
  • graduate certificate in gender and women’s studies, University of Rochester
  • graduate certificate in adoption therapy, Hunter School of Social Work in New York City
  • B.A. in women’s studies, San Francisco State University


I joined the Nazareth faculty in 2016 after teaching full-time at SUNY Alfred State College for 2 years in the human services management bachelor’s program. Prior to that, I taught as adjunct faculty at University of Rochester in the Warner Graduate School of Education and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. 

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, I have 15 years post-graduate experience working with children, youth, adults, and families in both California and Rochester.

My master’s thesis was on the orphan trains, which was the origin of formalized adoption in the U.S., and my doctoral dissertation focused on cultural competency training of faculty in higher education schools of education, which won the Dissertation Award from the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester.

I currently teach Social Work Practice I and II, and Advanced Practice with Groups, and have a small private practice specializing in adoption and LGBTQ issues.

Barbara Jean A. Douglass

Barbara Jean A. Douglass

Assistant Professor in Social Work
Brockport Metro Cntr

Metro Center office

55 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Fax: 585-395-8603