Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

Grace Gowdy

Grace Gowdy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Boston University
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Classes Taught

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Research Methods & Data Analysis

Brief Bio

Dr. Gowdy currently works on multiple studies examining formal and informal mentoring relationships, all surrounding how caring non-parental adults can influence young people’s chances of mobility.

Her dissertation was on informal mentors and their ability to promote economic upward mobility for low-income youth.

Research Interests

Dr. Gowdy’s research interests include community and family influence on individual upward mobility, with a particular focus on the adolescent stage.