Tiffany Lane: Ph.D., MSW, Associate Professor, BSW Coordinator

Tiffany LaneTiffany Lane joined the CHHS School of Social Work as an associate professor in the fall of 2020.

Prior to coming to UNCW, she spent two years at Norfolk State University in the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work as the Director of the BSW program. She also was faculty for five years and BSW Program Chair for a year and a half at West Chester University, PA. Dr. Lane is the founder of Almatine's Goodies, an initiative to support older foster care youth enrolled in post-secondary institutions. Previous experience also includes working as a contracted Mental Health Assessor in Philadelphia, PA middle and high schools.

Dr. Lane has published scholarly articles in various academic journals, and book chapters have presented at numerous national conferences. She has been awarded grants that focused on community development and academic success. She served as the Chair of the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education for the Council on Social Work Education and now an active member of the council. She is a founding steering committee member of Social Work Voices. Her interests include child welfare services and issues impacting youth who age out of foster care. She is an advocate for academic and social supports for African American youth who reside in low resourced communities.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from West Chester University, PA, a Master of Social Work from Howard University, Washington DC, and a Ph.D. from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD.

Research Areas

  • Child and Family Services
  • Academic and Social Supports for African Americans
  • Women Empowerment and Leadership Development

Teaching Areas

  • Child and Family Services
  • Academic and Social Supports for African Americans
  • Women Empowerment 
  • Leadership Development