Childhood Development Experts

Shandra Forrest-Bank

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Shandra Forrest-Bank has expertise in the transition to adulthood, risk and resilience, positive youth development, and racial microaggression. Her main focus is understanding how poverty and racism are factors impacting young adult trajectories.


Terri Combs-Orme

The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor

Terri Combs-Orme is the Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor in the College of Social Work. Her research focuses on the needs of disadvantaged children and families.