Dr. Doris Houston serves jointly as Director of the Center for Adoption Studies and Associate Professor of Social Work at Illinois State University (ISU) in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Prior to her 12-year tenure at ISU, Dr. Houston served as a program evaluator for the Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois, and a Child Welfare Administrator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Higher education access and outcomes for underserved populations; foster and adopted youth; diversity and social justice.
Gjesfjeld, C.D., Houston, D., Miller-Ott, A., & Gholson, T. (April 2017). Former foster youth in college: A needs and assets assessment. Roundtable session at American Educational Research Association – San Antonio, TX