Jeffrey Trant Ph.D., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany New York

Post Graduate Advance Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling (C.A.G.S.)
Utah State University, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Provo Utah

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Field of Practice: Children, Youth & Families
Boston College School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science - Social Work (B.S.W.)
Cum Laude
Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Jeffrey Trant, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Anna Maria College. Dr. Trant brings extensive experience working in the child welfare system as a clinician, senior manager, educator, and regulator. His practice focuses on working with survivors of child sexual abuse. A clinical social worker and psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, Dr. Trant serves as Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin (Greenfield, MA) and as a Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International (Tucson, AZ). In 2017, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers where he served until 2022. Currently, Dr. Trant serves on the Board of Director of the Human Service Forum, he is a Fire Commissioner for the City of Westfield, and an Honorary Deputy Sheriff at the Hampden County Sheriff's Department.

Courses Taught:
Social Work Research (BSW)
Integrated Seminar I (MSW)
Administration and Supervision (MSW)
Social Work Practice with Communities (MSW)

Research Interests:
Child Welfare
Child Protection Services
Trauma and Violence
Mental Health and Wellness
Policy Practice

1. Jones, L.V., Mountz, S.E., Trant, J., & Quezada, N.M. (2020). A Black feminist approach for caseworkers intervening with Black female caregivers. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 14(4), 395-411,

2. Chan, K.T., Winston, P., Jennings, E., Trant, J., & Moller, M. (2019). Age differences in the association of non-medical prescription opioid use and suicidality. Journal of Opioid Management, 15(1), 5-10.

3. Chan, K.T., & Trant, J. (2018). The relationship of psychological distress and living with children and adolescents for adult non-medical prescription opioid users. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 35, 391-405.