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  • Anne Broussard received her Ph.D. at the Washington State University in 1986. She has been on the UNH faculty since 2000. Prior to UNH, Professor Broussard spent ten years at Miami University, first in the Department of Sociology, then in a new Department called Family Studies and Social Work. She is a Professor in the Department of Social Work and served as Chair for five and a half years before joining the CHHS Dean’s office where she served as a Faculty Fellow before becoming Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

    Professor Broussard specializes in child and family welfare, with a primary focus on inequitable treatment of children and their families in educational and health care settings. Her publications include Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts (Routledge, 2009, coauthor A. Joseph) and Social Work and Social Welfare: An Introduction (Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2011; coauthors J. Marx, F. Hopper, & D. Worster) and her research has been published in scholarly journals, including Affilia, Children and Schools, Equity and Excellence in Education, Family Preservation Journal, Health and Social Work, Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, Journal of Poverty, and Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. She has received multiple grants related to her work and serves on several journal editorial boards.

    When she's not working, Anne enjoys competing in marathons and ultra-marathons, knitting, and enjoying her newest role as grandmother.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2012 Stressors and Coping Strategies Used by Single Mothers Living in PovertyAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work.  27:190-204. 2012
    2012 School Social Workers and Multiculturalism: Changing the Environment for SuccessJournal of Multicultural Social Work Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.  21:129-143. 2012
    2011 Assessing the health perspectives of unique populations of adolescents: a focus group study.Social Work in Health Care.  50:183-198. 2011
    2010 Research Regarding Low-Income Single Mothers' Mental and Physical Health: A Decade in ReviewJournal of Poverty.  14:443-451. 2010
    2010 School social workers and a renewed call to advocacySchool Social Work Journal.  35:1-20. 2010
    2006 Men's adjustment to their partners' breast cancer: a dyadic coping perspective.Health and Social Work.  31:117-127. 2006
    2006 School Social Workers' Perceptions of Graduate Education PreparationSocial Work in Education Children and Schools.  28:97-105. 2006
    2006 Using Youth Advocates for Mentoring At-Risk Students in Urban SettingsSocial Work in Education Children and Schools.  28:122-127. 2006
    2005 The Influence of relational factors on men's adjustment to their partners' newly-diagnosed breast cancer.Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.  23:23-43. 2005
    2003 Facilitating Home-School Partnerships for Multiethnic Families: School Social Workers Collaborating for SuccessSocial Work in Education Children and Schools.  25:211-222. 2003
    2001 School social work and the gender equity gap in teacher educationSchool Social Work Journal.  25:17-30. 2001
    2001 School social workers and structured inequalitySchool Social Work Journal.  25:59-75. 2001
    2000 Preparing Teachers to Work with Families: A National Survey of Teacher Education ProgramsEquity and Excellence in Education.  33:41-49. 2000
    1998 Tracking: A Form of Educational Neglect?Social Work in Education Children and Schools.  20:110-120. 1998
    1996 Gender differences of older persons and their family members as perceived by formal caregivers: Implications for service delivery and family involvementInternational Family Planning Perspectives International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.  30:21-32. 1996
    1995 Family preservation and support: Past, present and futureFamily Preservation Journal.  1:5-23. 1995
    1986 A REORIENTATION OF NICHE THEORY IN HUMAN-ECOLOGY - REPLYSociological Perspectives.  29:427-432. 1986


    Year Title
    2011 Social Work and Social Welfare 2011
    2009 Family Poverty in Diverse Contexts 2009


    Year Title
    2011 Children, youth, family problems, and services 2011
    2011 Health, Health care and medical social work 2011
    2009 Going it alone: Single motherhood and poverty 2009
    2009 The poverty context 2009
    2000 Research methods in family studies and social work 2000
    1986 The species problem in human ecology.  55-67. 1986

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2001 Multicultural families in the United StatesNational Association of African American Studies. 89-109. 2001
    1996 Tracking: A child welfare issue?EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES. 121-132. 1996

    Teaching Activities

  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2021
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2014
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2014
  • Human Behavior&Soc Envirnmt II Taught course 2014
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S.W. Social Work, Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D. Sociology, Washington State University
  • Full Name

  • Anne Broussard