Dr. Janine Hunt-Jackson, LMSW
Janine has a life-long interest in, and experience with, the disability community. A 2007 graduate of the doctoral program in the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, she also has her MSW in Gerontology from Syracuse. As a wheelchair user herself, she is intimately aware of access issues within the mainstream community and is committed to educating others about disability.
Janine has been affiliated with Niagara University's Department of Social Work since the spring of 2008; and has been involved with various aspects of education on a personal level across a broad spectrum of interests, from early childhood education to Literacy Volunteers. She has developed/been instrumental in developing programs and training in recreation, parenting, loss support, and disability awareness. She also developed and implemented "children's areas" for two folk festivals.
Janine has been active in civic and community organizations over the years, including her church, the Red Cross, and Scouting, in both Buffalo, NY and Canton, PA. She has functioned as a public speaker on disability issues for educational forums and at nationwide conferences. She is currently serving on the advisory board for the Department of Social Work at Niagara University and the Lockport Advisory Board on Access.