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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Ruth G McRoy

Associate Faculty Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Professor Emeritus



Professional Interests

Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • MSW, University of Kansas
  • BA, University of Kansas

Research Projects

Completed projects have the year of completion.

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