Shane Brady

Dr. Shane Brady is in his first year as an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Dr. Brady’s dissertation work on building formal practice theory in community organizing has laid the beginning foundation for evidence informed community organizing practice by utilizing community based participatory research as a mechanism to develop community rooted interventions for building capacity and engaging in social action. Dr. Brady is also known in qualitative research circles for his use and adaptation of the Delphi method for use in community based research, which is demonstrated by his inclusion inthe new and highly regarded text, the Handbook of Methodological Approached to Community-Based Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods, set to be released in 2016 as well as his feature article on utilizing the Delphi method in qualitative social work research, currently in press with the Journal of Qualitative Social Work. Dr. Brady’s major research area is best summarized as developing empowerment based participatory community based interventions by utilizing community organizing as a method for addressing problems, building capacity, and advocating for social change. In addition to his growing contributions to the scholarship of community organizing and social work practice, Dr. Brady has over 10 years of experience as a community organizer, community outreach worker, clinical social worker, and not-for-profit manager, along with five years of stellar teaching experience in higher education.

Dr. Brady recently had an article published on the negative effects of neoliberalism on community organizing practice which was published in the Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology Special Issue: Critical Community Practice. The article can be found here. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Brady and welcoming him as a member of our faculty. 

You can read more on Dr. Brady through his faculty page or his personal website

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Jennifer M. Sanders, MSW 08' wrote:
How wonderful that OU has welcomed Dr. Shane Brady, a social worker, a scholar, and most importantly, a community organizer to the Sooner family. I have known Shane for ten years. During this time, I have been a witness to his advocacy efforts, fearlessness, and tenacity with tackling the difficult topics of our time. OU will benefit from Dr. Brady's Detroit mantra of "take the community with you" as he is often a voice for the forgotten communities in need of outreach. Shane does not believe in group think and is often the voice of reason when seeking compromise or equitable solutions for stakeholders. Dr. Brady will benefit through OU's rich traditions and continuous strides as leaders in our field. I am very proud of my friend and colleague, Dr. Shane Brady. From your University of Michigan family, along with colleagues around the globe, we will be watching to see the work that is produced through OU Social Work and Dr. Brady.

Wed, November 19, 2014 @ 9:50 AM

2. Desiree Rider wrote:
Congratulations to you Dr Brady.

Thu, December 18, 2014 @ 1:28 PM

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