Corey Shdaimah
Corey Shdaimah


University of Maryland

Corey Shdaimah is Daniel Thursz distinguished professor of social justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and academic coordinator for the M.S.W./J.D. and M.S.W./M.P.P. dual degree programs. Her research examines policy implementation with a focus on child care, dependency court, and street-based sex work. Shdaimah is co-author, with Elizabeth Palley, of In Our Hands: The Struggle for US Child Care and (with Palley and Shannon Lane) Social Policy in a Changing World. Her peer-reviewed publications on child care policy appear in Children & Youth Services Review, Journal of Policy Practice, Early Education and Development, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, and Community, Work & Family. She has provided commentary on family and provider struggles in media, including NPR’s All Things Considered and The Washington Post. Shdaimah holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University, an LL.M. from University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

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