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Adana Cranfield

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD
  • Social Work
  • Faculty
  • 312.362.6309
  • 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1624​

​​Adana Cranfield is a licensed clinical social worker who received her DSW and MSW from Aurora University. She also holds a BS in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Professional Educators License (PEL). Her work experience in child welfare, gerontology, non-profit resource development, school social work, and clinical therapy has grounded her systems perspective and strengthened her passion for social justice. She served on the Board of Directors for NASW-IL and continues to champion the voice of the underrepresented as a member of the NASW-IL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Dr. Cranfield's focus of study is on anti-racist social work education and practice as well as the intersection of community mental health and spirituality. Additionally, her ten years of practice in the K-12 school setting inspires interest in critical school social work education and research that addresses racial trauma in youth. Alongside the joy of being a social worker, Dr. Cranfield finds joy in being a wife, mother of four, and avid TV binge-watcher.