Carolyn S. Gentle-Genitty, Ph.D.
Director of BSW Program / Associate Professor
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156
Area of Interest:
Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty received her PhD from Indiana University and her Bachelors and Masters degree from Spalding University in Louisville KY. She is originally from Belize and brings extensive leadership and programmatic experience from over 20+ years in the field of Youth Development locally and internationally serving as Executive Director of a YMCA and Chair of numerous volunteer, non-profit, and governmental organizations. Gentle-Genitty also served as a youth consultant for Belize and UNICEF. She taught at the University of Belize for 5 years prior to IU. Her areas of interests within the academic setting include teaching and teaching effectiveness, theory application, online learning, millennial, and student engagement. In the realm of research she focuses on exploring the school-to-prison pipeline trajectory, school competence, truancy, and social bonding. In the community she explores and offers service in prison/jail/community re-entry, cognitive tools for re-entry, case management, adjunct/associate faculty mentoring, and the cradle to career initiative by the Talent Alliance. Gentle-Genitty teaches both theory and practice at the Bachelor and Masters level and is the chair of the MSW Schools Concentration.