Inna Altschul

Inna Altschul

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Program Assessment and Evaluation

  • Faculty
  • Graduate School of Social Work

What I do

My hope is that all families and children will have the means to reach their highest potential and contribute to the thriving of their communities.



children and youth, civic and community engagement, families and family systems, race and ethnicity, research methods

Professional Biography

Associate Professor Inna Altschul's research focuses on promoting positive development among low-income, immigrant and Latino/a children and youths. Her primary areas of interest include...

  • positive child development and family processes in vulnerable families.
  • racial-ethnic identity, youth empowerment, leadership, and civic engagement.
  • child and adolescent development within family, school and community systems.
  • program evaluation.

Altschul uses ecological, sociological and psychological perspectives in her research, as well as qualitative and quantitative methodologies. At the Graduate School of Social Work, she teaches MSW courses in the high-risk youth track, practice evaluation and research. She also teaches PhD introductory statistics. Altschul serves as the school's assistant dean for program assessment and evaluation.


  • MSW, MA, University of Michigan
  • PhD, University of Michigan

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