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William Dabney

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. William “Bill” Dabney is a contributing faculty member in Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services. Dr. Dabney earned his PhD and MSW from Louisiana State University. He has taught social work at the university level since 2016. His areas of expertise are in social science research methods, substance misuse, and indirect social work practice Dr. Dabney has served as a substance misuse counselor, legislative auditor, and child welfare policy analyst. Dr. Dabney's research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning and in social work, substance misuse treatment, and policies concerning education equity and access.


PhD, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA United States

MSW, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA United States

Public Service

Alpha House , Program Evaluator - Pittsburgh, PA United States

Cumberland Fayetteville Opioid Response Team , Participant - Fayetteville, NC United States


Dabney, W. F., Blackmon, B., Livermore, M. A Typology to Describe School Choice Policy in the United States: Using Cluster Analysis to Categorize States’ Charter School Law Characteristics. Journal of Social Science .

Dabney, W. F. (2018). Describing the Education Reform Landscape: A Typology of State Charter School Laws.

Lim, Y., Maccio, E. M., Bickham, T., Dabney, W. F. (2017). Research-based service-learning: outcomes of a social policy course. Social Work Education.


Dabney, W. F. (2019). Transforming our understanding of student’s experiences through survey data.

Dabney, W. F. (2019). The Unintended Consequences of Charter School Reform.

Dabney, W. F. (2018). Predicting undergraduate first year retention.