Diana DiNitto

Core FacultyPh.D.,




Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education and Distinguished Teaching Professor


Diana M. DiNitto is the Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Women’s and Gender Studies and the American Studies Department. She previously worked in the substance abuse treatment programs at Apalachee Community Mental Health Services in Tallahassee, Florida, and was a faculty member at the Florida State University School of Social Work. Her research and teaching interests are in social welfare policy, alcohol and drug problems, and violence against women. Her books include Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 7th ed., Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach, 3rd ed., and Social Work: Issues and Opportunities in a Challenging Profession, 3rd ed. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and University of Sydney (Australia). She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Social Welfare Policy and Practice Group and the Lora Lee Pederson Teaching Excellence Award and has twice received a Texas Excellence Teaching Award.

Professional Interests

Social welfare policy, chemical dependency, and violence against women. Social welfare policy; chemical dependency; women


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.S.W., Florida State University
  • B.A., Barry College

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  • Center for Women's and Gender Studies

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    2505 University Avenue, A4900
    Austin, Texas 78712