Kendall Marlowe, JD, MSW
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, University of Chicago (2006)
  • JD, Loyola University Chicago (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BFA, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1980)
Department: Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe

Recognition & Awards

  • Wilma Walker Honor Award, Univeristy of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (2004)
    for outstanding work in the first year and promise of future achievement in social work


  • Merkel-Holguin, L., Drury, I., Gibley-Reed, C., Lara, A., Jihad, M., Grint, K., & Marlowe, K. (2022). Structures of Oppression in the U.S. Child Welfare System: Reflections on Administrative Barriers to Equity. Societies, 12(1), 26. MDPI AG
  • "Radio Kempe" and "Continuing the Call to Action" podcast series available at
  • "Righteous Rage" interactive presentation on issues of media and child welfare in fatality cases
  • "Using the Law to Help Kids and Their Families: the Colorado Child Welfare Casework Process" course for CASA volunteers and staff
  • CWTS course: Child, Family and Tribe: Bringing ICWA to Life
  • CWTS course on adolescence
  • CWTS course on: education
  • CWTS course on: family adjustment to fostering
  • CWTS course on: Family First Prevention Services Act
  • "Structures of Oppression" article, to appear in the journal Societies (currently in final editing stage)
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Specialty Information

  • Certificate in Child and Family Law, Loyola University Chicago Schoiol of Law, Certificate (2013)
Public Speaking
extensive experience in public speaking and writing on child welfare, juvenile justice and public policy on vulnerable children, youth and families

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of Chicago (2006)
  • JD, Loyola University Chicago (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BFA, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1980)
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Department: Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe
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