Institute for Families in Society

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Cheri Shapiro

Title: Director
Department: IFS
Institute for Families in Society
Phone: 803-777-8760
Dr Cheri Shapiro

(PhD, Psychology, University of Arizona)
Dr. Cheri Shapiro is the Director of the Institute for Families in Society. A Research Associate Professor, she joined the faculty of the Institute in 2011. Dr. Shapiro was trained as a clinical psychologist and has spent her career in direct service, state government, and university-based clinical practice and research settings. An accomplished researcher, the focus of her work has been the dissemination of evidence-based practice at the policy, system, community, and family level. Dr. Shapiro also serves as the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Child and Family Studies.