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College of Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Carl Maas, Ph.D.

Title: Director
Department: Center for Child and Family Studies
College of Social Work
Phone: 803-777-4043
Carl Maas

Research Expertise

  • Intergenerational cycles of family violence


Carl Maas has more than 25 years experience working with public, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations in the United States, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea and South Korea. His substantive focus has been primarily on child welfare research, with a specialty on understanding how to prevent family violence.

Maas has been involved in longitudinal research that examined intergenerational cycles of family violence. He also helped create access platforms to provide social services to non-English speaking communities, and developed data collection systems and managed data sets to capture program and organizational performance. Finally, he developed strategic funding portfolios to support long-term, sustainable health and education programming.

Maas has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington through a National Institutes of Mental Health Prevention Science Fellowship. After serving in the Peace Corps, he earned a dual MSW/MPH degree from the University of South Carolina.

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