Dr. Claudia Maxie has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She specifically works with abused and neglected children, children in foster care, aging-out foster youth, families with domestic violence, mental health diagnosis, criminal history, history of substance abuse, and sexual abuse at the Division of Child Protection and Permanency in New Jersey. She facilitate Family Team Meetings which are crafted to bring families together in a group setting to discuss workable strategies to strengthen their family. She prides herself in serving her community through conducting mental health workshops, domestic violence workshops, workshops regarding social justice, racial and ethnic disparities, and missionary work both local and abroad.
She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University and a PhD in Psychology from Walden University. Her dissertation is a phenomenological exploration of child protection workers' experiences in implementing natural mentoring with older foster youth. She also holds a certification as a Life Coach. She works diligently to help students obtain their academic and career goals and strengthen families through research and teaching.