About Me

Jeannine Rowe

Jeannine Rowe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Gerontology (2010) and Master’s Degree in Social Work (2001) from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work and Sociology (1996) from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Dr. Rowe has research, teaching, and social work practice experience. While pursuing her doctoral studies, she worked as part of a research team that conducted extensive research on family caregiving. She continues to collaborate on family caregiving research with colleagues from UWM. Dr. Rowe has also contributed to the development of the Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral Protocol (TCARE®) an evidence-based care management protocol designed to assist practitioners who work with family caregivers of older adults.

Dr. Rowe has a decade of teaching experience. She has taught both in the classroom and traveled around the country to train hundreds of practitioners to use the TCARE® protocol. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she worked as a licensed social worker serving children, adolescents, older adults, and families. Today,  she volunteers at the Milwaukee VA Center and local older-adult communities conducting pet therapy with her dog “Middie.”

Dr. Rowe is a  Hartford Doctoral Fellow and former recipient of an award from the Hartford Foundation’s Pre-Dissertation Program in Geriatric Social Work.