Professor Frances A. Ferrante is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Placement 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 been teaching BSW students since 2011 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


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (North Carolina)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work (New York)


  • The Field of Social Work
  • Field Education Seminar
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Field Education 

Awards & Honors

  • UNC Charlotte SoTL Grant 2018-2019


Powers, K., Neustrup, W., Thomas, C., Saine, A., Sossoman, L., Ferrante-Fusilli, F., Ross, T., Clark, K., Dexter, A. (2020). Baccalaureate nursing students’ experiences with multi-patient, standardized patient simulations using telehealth to collaborate, Journal of Professional NursingDOI 10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.03.013.