Professor Frances A. Ferrante is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Education Coordinator for the undergraduate social work program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in child/adolescent mental health, crisis intervention, school social work, foster care, and social work administration. Professor Ferrante has eight years of experience teaching BSW students and has served as a field instructor for MSW students. Professor Ferrante is interested in professional development, curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and continued work in child/adolescent mental health. She is currently engaged in research focused on peer supervision in social work education.



  • MSW – NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • BSW – Concordia College, New York


  • The Field of Social Work
  • Field Education Seminar

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Field Education 

Awards & Honors

  • UNC Charlotte SoTL Grant 2018-2019