Dr Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro

Associate Professor

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Biography

Dr. Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro is an Associate Professor in the North Carolina State University School of Social Work. Dr. Taliaferro’s current research interests include nonprofit lobbying and teaching using contemporary television. Her work appears in the Journal of Child and Family Social Work, Journal of Policy Practice, Administration in Social Work and Education and Urban Society. She recently completed a book on teaching social policy using the HBO special The Wire. She currently serves as Principal Investigator for the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program grant where students are provided addiction prevention and treatment training and education and receive a $10,000 stipend. Dr. Taliaferro has served the NC State School of Social Work as faculty but also held the administrative positions of Director of the Graduate Program (DGP), Director of Field Instruction, and Interim Associate Department Head. In addition to her work in academia, she spent more than 25 years in the field of social work and nonprofit administration, which included Middle and Senior Management positions. Dr. Taliaferro has been an active member on several nonprofit boards of directors in Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. She has been teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses since 2003.

Extension and Community Engagement

Board Member:  

Youth Thrive

Hip Hop Haven

Urban Affairs Association


Publications

Books

Smith, A., Warren J., Ting S. R., Taliaferro, J. D., (2018) Developing Online Learning in the Helping Professions:  Online, Blended, and Hybrid Models. New York: Springer Publishing Co.

O’Sullivan, L., Rassell, G., Berner, M., & Taliaferro, J.D. (2016) Research Methods of Public Administrators. 6th Edition. New York: Pearson Longman.

Gaynor, T, & Taliaferro, J.D. (2016) Teaching Using HBO’s The Wire.  North Carolina: McFarland Books

O’Sullivan, L., Rassell, G., & Taliaferro, J.D. (2010) Practical Research Methods for Nonprofit and Public Administration. New York: Pearson Longman.

Refereed Journal Articles

Ruggiano, N., Taliaferro, J. D., Dillon, F., Granger, T., & Scher, J. (2015). Identifying attributes of relationship management in non-profit policy advocacy, Journal of Policy Practice. DOI: 10.1080/15588742.2014.956970.

Ruggiano, N., Taliaferro, J. D., Dillon, F., Granger,T., & Scher, J., (2014) Networking for Policy Advocacy:  Identifying Predictors of Advocacy Success Among Human Service Organizations.  Human Services Organizations Management, Leadership & Governance 38(1) 89-102

Taliaferro, J. D., Lutz, Moore, Scipie (2014) Increasing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity: Effective Substance Treatment in the Adult Lesbian Population. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 24(5) 582-588 DOI:10.1080/10911359.2014.914826 

Ruggiano, N., Taliaferro, J. D., Dillon, F., Granger,T., & Scher, J., (2014) Networking for Policy Advocacy:  Identifying Predictors of Advocacy Success Among Human Service Organizations.  Human Services Organizations Management, Leadership & Governance 38(1) 89-102

Ruggiano, N., Taliaferro, J. D., & Shtompel, N. (2013). Interorganizational partnerships as a strategy for lobbying: Nonprofit administrators’ perspectives on collaborating for systems-level change. Journal of Community Practice. 21, 263-281. doi: 10.1080/10705422.2013.811620.

Taliaferro, J. D. & Ruggiano, N. (2013) The L Word:  Nonprofits, Language, and Lobbying.   Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 40(2) 151 – 169.

Taliaferro, J. D., Casstevens, W. J., & Decuir-Gunby, J. T. (2013).  Working with African American families using narrative therapy:  An operational citizenship and critical race theory framework.  The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 1, 34-45.

Education

  • PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from University of Delaware
  • MSW in Administration/Child & Family Welfare from Howard University
  • BA in Psychology from University of Delaware