Dr. Michael Scoggins
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Education, with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. He received his doctoral degree in Education, with a concentration in research and evaluation, from the University of Southern California.
He began his career at DCFS as a Research Analyst. His role in Research was to advise the Department’s MSW candidates in data collection, methodology development, and formulating analysis for their master’s thesis. He was promoted to a Children’s Services Administrator I as a Training Coordinator, where he provided and facilitated training on a number of subjects. Later, he was promoted to Program Manager (Children’s Services Administrator II) with the Kinship Support Division prior to being selected as the Director of Housing for the Youth Development Services Division.
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During his tenure at DCFS, Dr. Scoggins provided professional instruction and has been the principal coordinator on a number of child welfare-related conferences for staff and caregiver/resource families. His interests include caregiver education, aftercare, permanency and well being for youth, and community resource navigation for families. In addition, Dr. Scoggins has served as a lecturer at various universities on research development, education and social work.