Assistant Professor, Teaching
Expert in critical race theory, culturally responsive evaluations and qualitative research
Diane R. Fuselier-Thompson, affectionately known as Dr. D, has more than twenty years of clinical social work practice experience with a focus in behavioral health and community practice, specifically in urban communities. She is a Senior Clinician in Psychiatric Emergency Services and maintains a private practice, where she sees Adolescents, Adults and Couples.
Dr. D’s research focuses on the personal narrative of minority women and understanding their social and cultural networks, specifically as it relates persistence in postsecondary education. Her research and higher education background informs her practice and teaching framework grounded in the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Her courses include a focus on urban issues of poverty, disparities in health care across the life span and issues of social justice.
Degrees and Certifications
- PhD, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
- MSW, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
- BA, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
- LMSW Licensed Social Worker, Macro and Clinical State of Michigan Social Work Board of Examiners
Her research and higher education background informs her practice and teaching framework grounded in principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Her courses include a focus on urban issues of poverty, disparities in health care across the life span and educational inequities. Dr. D uses case studies of personal narratives to identify and understand the educational and health care experiences of minorities in an urban context.
Areas of Expertise
- Culturally Responsive Evaluation
- Qualitative Research
- Critical Race Theory
Courses taught by Diane Fuselier-Thompson
Winter Term 2023 (current)
- SW8355 - Family Interventions in Social Work Practice
- SW8335 - Client-Centered Interventions in Social Work Practice
- SW6535 - Youth, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice
Fall Term 2022
- SW8305 - Assessment for Interpersonal Social Work Practice
- SW3510 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- SW3030 - Professional Writing for Social Workers