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Nancy Koroloff
Nancy Koroloff


  • Professor Emerita
  • Interim Dean (2012-2013)


  • PhD, University of Oregon
  • MSW, Portland State University
  • BS, University of Oregon

Academic/Research Focus

  • Family support and children's mental health services
  • Consumer involvement in policy development
  • History of social work in Oregon
  • Social welfare policy and history
  • Administration practice
  • Research methods

PSU History

Nancy M. Koroloff, Ph.D. received her M.S.W. from the PSU School of Social Work in 1972, and began teaching research methods in the fall of 1973. In addition to research, she has taught in the social welfare policy sequence, the administration practice sequence, as well as a variety of electives in program evaluation, financial management and organizational theory. Most recently she has taught Social Welfare History and Philosophy for the Ph.D. program. She has occupied many roles in the School including three years as Coordinator of Admissions, seven years as Coordinator of Field Instruction, and 12 years as the Director of the Regional Research Institute for Human Services. In 2005, Dr. Koroloff took the position of Associate Vice Provost for Research within the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects at PSU.

Throughout her career at PSU, Dr. Koroloff has maintained an active research program supported by external funding. She continues as a principal investigator within the Research and Training Center (RTC) for Pathways to Positive Future which is focused on supporting successful transitions for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Dr. Koroloff's research focuses on policy issues and service delivery barriers for young people with serious mental health issues.

In March of 2012 Nancy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter. The honor is well deserved, we thank Nancy for her service to PSU!


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