Jae McQueen

Jae McQueen

Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Work; Coordinator for Adjunct Faculty Support and Development

What I do

As a social worker who has worked at the intersections of the K-12 educational, child welfare and juvenile justice systems, my passion is inspiring future social workers to dismantle practices and policies that marginalize and oppress those they serve.


child welfare, children and youth, K-12 education, public policy, racial justice, school social work, technology

Professional Biography

After completing her MSW at GSSW, McQueen worked in a variety of clinical settings with children, youth and families, including community-based services, residential treatment and public schools. These professional roles have often included program and policy development across multiple public and private, non-profit systems of service.

McQueen's goal in every student interaction is inspiring future social work leaders to actively engage in their education. She utilizes teaching strategies that facilitate the learning environment and build upon students' knowledge, experiences and passions. She has demonstrated success in sparking student interest for policy and macro practice.


  • MSW, University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, 2000
  • BSW, Winthrop University, 1997

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Professional Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


East, J., & McQueen, J. T. (2019). Transforming Leadership: Preparing Social Workers for Leadership Competencies. Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO: Council on Social Work Education.
Gonzales, B. C., McQueen, J. T., & Opderbecke Obermann, A. (2018). Using intentional instructor presence to enrich online power, privilege, and oppression curriculum . SWDE Social Work Distance Education Conference . San Antonio, Texas: SWDE.
McQueen, J. T., Kleinschmit, J., & Gordon, Z. (2016). Building Policy Practice Competency Through Online Coursework. Social Work Policy 2.0 Conference. St. Louis, Missouri.


  • Excellence in Teaching - Appointed Faculty, Graduate School of Social Work
  • Quality Team Staff Award, Unniversity of Denver
  • Kay M. Stevenson Faculty Citizenship Award, Graduate School of Social Work
  • Kay M. Stevenson Faculty Citizenship Award, Graduate School of Social Work