Nancy Franke

Nancy Franke HeadshotNancy D. Franke, MSW

Previous Education
MSW, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice
BA, Gettysburg College

Research Interests
Criminal justice, disproportionate minority contact, intersection of social work and criminal justice, prisoner reentry, international social work, critical theory, implementation science

Prior to joining the PhD Program, Nancy was the Director of the Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI), a program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.  The GRI provides therapeutic case management services to people pre and post release from the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, while training MSW students to work in the criminal justice field.  In addition to her 6 years with the GRI, Nancy acted as an advisor for Eastern State Penitentiary’s Returning Citizens Tour Guide Program, the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s Mentor Program, and Penn’s Criminal Justice Bloc.  Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was a Youth Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, and worked in and unionized a residential treatment center in Portland, Oregon.