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Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW  Research Associate Professor, Foster Care Liaison, The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work and Director, Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing

Dr. Monica Faulkner is a Research Associate Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the Director of the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing. Dr. Faulkner leads multiple research and evaluation projects related to child welfare where she uses her direct practice and policy experience to develop practical solutions for social services. She is a certified Dare to LeadTM facilitator.