Dr. Fenn’s academic experience includes teaching research, program evaluation and statistics as well as addictions, counseling skills and policy to undergraduate and graduate students including medical students and fellows. Dr. Fenn has a diverse and strong background within the broader healthcare system. She has served as the chief executive officer of a public hospital district in addition to conducting research on the frequent utilization of the crisis response system. She is passionate about designing, implementing and evaluating community health, medical education and clinical evaluation projects. Additionally, she has over 20 years of experience in providing behavioral health and addictions counseling to individuals and families. By creating teaching spaces that are fun, real, relevant and respectful, her teaching philosophy focuses on fostering critical thinking and problem solving skills to better prepare students for their post-graduation careers.
Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Studies and Public Affairs, August 2004
Master of Science in Social Work, December 1994
Bachelor of Social Work, May 1993
Associate of Applied Science in Community Services Technology, May 1990
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