Keunhye Park, PhD
Keunhye Park is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University’s School of Social Work. Park earned a PhD from the University of Chicago and an MSW from the University of Michigan. Park studies the connection between child welfare services and other systems of care serving marginalized populations. Park’s research interests include child welfare services and policy, juvenile justice services and policy, educational experiences of marginalized youth, and the transition to adulthood among foster youth. Park’s current work includes studies of justice system involvement among youth in foster care, and strategies for keeping those young people out of the justice system. Park’s work builds upon her field practice in public schools, juvenile detention centers, state departments of children and family services, and research institutes. Prior to graduate studies, Park was a Michigan-certified elementary school teacher.