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. 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.