Nancy Mendoza

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Nancy Mendoza

Assistant Professor, College of Social Work

(614) 247-5025

325 Stillman Hall
1947 N College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Adult development and aging (gerontology)
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Family caregiving


  • PhD - Colorado State University, 2018 - Applied Developmental Science
  • MSW - University of Northern Colorado, 2012 - Social Work
  • BS - Colorado State University, 2006 - Psychology

Dr. Nancy Mendoza is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Dr. Mendoza is committed to understanding the strengths and challenges of grandfamilies in order to create and deliver interventions that encourage self-care, communication, and empowerment. Dr. Mendoza’s research focuses on building resilience in grandfamilies. She is also interested in culturally grounded research and the development of culturally grounded measures and interventions. Some of Dr. Mendoza’s current projects includes conducting social network analysis to examine the relationship between social support and resilience in grandparents raising grandchildren; assessment of the human service landscape in central Ohio as it relates to grandparents raising their grandchildren; and implementation of a self-care program for grandparents raising grandchildren.