Jo Daugherty Bailey

Degree: Ph.D.


Department: Social Work

Jo Daugherty Bailey


Children/Youth Issues Management Social Work


  • Children Without Parental Care/Institutionalized Children (Internationally)
  • Training/Preparing Workers To Be Empowering With Diverse Clientele
  • Program Development, Management and Leadership


Jo Daugherty Bailey, Ph.D., is a professor and program director of Master of Social Work program in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

She joined MSU Denver in January 2013, after teaching as a faculty member at University of Houston-Downtown for over 10 years. Bailey has social work practice experience in adoption, clinical program research and grants management.

Her current research projects include analyses of policy and services for children without parental care in Eastern Europe, models of supervision, and undocumented migrants’ experiences. She has co-written journal articles, including most recently “The Threatening Troika of Populism, Nationalism, and Neoliberalism” in 2018 and “Sobresalir: The Undocumented Experience” in 2016.

Bailey received her doctorate and Master of Social Work from University of Houston and a master’s in sociology from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

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