Dr. Joan DiLeonardi has agreed to chair the Research Sequence for the upcoming academic year. Dr. DiLeonardi brings a wealth of knowledge in quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has taught research classes at the schools of social work at Loyola and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published a book on data analysis and a monograph on evaluation design, as well as research articles and has been the principal investigator on multi-state federally funded investigations. Dr. DiLeonardi is dedicated to ensuring meaningful thesis outcomes for ICSW’s doctoral students.