Amy Cohen-Callow

Amy Cohen-CallowAmy Cohen-Callow, Clinical Assistant Professor

‌Amy Cohen-Callow, PhD, MSSW is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University Maryland School of Social Work.  She is part of the macro faculty with a focus on administration and management.  Dr. Cohen-Callow’s research focuses on volunteer management and workforce development, civic engagement and community development with a specific focus on older adults.   Informed by over 20 years of practice experience in the field of productive aging, Dr. Cohen-Callow was awarded the Hartford Doctoral Fellowship for her research focused on Factors Associated with Older Adults Volunteers’ Organizational Withdrawal:  Testing a Model of Volunteerism that explored the experiences of older adult volunteers within agency settings. 

Her research includes a 3-year evaluation of a project funded by the Baltimore Community Foundation which explored the civic engagement of older adults in community development initiatives.  More recent highlights of her research funded by the Baltimore Community Foundation include a 5-year process and outcome evaluation looking at two middle-income neighborhoods and their achievements in improving the safety, greening, cleanliness and vibrancy in their communities.   Dr. Cohen-Callow is also part of a research team assessing organizations’ capacity to influence community improvement initiatives, which has been funded by the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Fund.

Dr. Cohen-Callow was also Principal Investigator on a student-driven community evaluation project called Making Connections:  Community-University collaborations in SouthWest Baltimore and on an evaluation looking at the process and outcomes of the ReServe Maryland program which engages adults 55 and older in stipend positions in nonprofit and public agencies. 

She has also worked with Dr. Karen Hopkins on the Maryland Child Welfare Workforce Recruitment, Selection and Retention Study and with Dr. Jody Jacobson and Dr. Phillip Osteen on research Assessing the Needs of an Aging Workforce at the U.S. Department of Energy:  Health, Safety and Productivity, Phase 1.

Dr. Cohen-Callow is currently coordinating the School's reaccreditation process and spearheading the development of the Schools strategies to conduct competency assessment. 

Dr. Cohen-Callow has her BA in psychology from Brandeis University, her MSSW in Administration and Aging from Columbia University School of Social Work, and her PhD from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. 

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Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.1086
Room: 3E29A
Cohen-Callow CV

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201


MSSW, Columbia University
PhD, University of Maryland

Expertise and Research Interests

Social Work/Non-profit Administration

Program Planning and Evaluation

Recent Publications

Hopkins, K., Cohen-Callow, A., Kim, H., and Hwang, J. (2010). Beyond Intent to Leave: Using Multiple Outcome Measures for Assessing Turnover in Child Welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(10), 1380-1387.