PhD, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
MSW, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
MA, Sociology, New School for Social Research
BA, Sociology, DePaul University
Brake, A. & Roth, B. (2016). Contemporary Federal Policy and School Social Work: Implications for Practice and Opportunities for Leadership. In Villareal Sosa, L., Cox, T. & Alvarez, M. (Eds.), School Social Work: National Perspectives on Practice in School. Oxford University Press.
Roth, B. J., Sichling, F., & Brake, A. (2015). Recentering our tendencies: Immigrant youth development and the importance of context in social work research. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 1-12.
Brake, A. & Livingston, L. (2015). Tackling oppression in schools: Orienting skills for school social workers. In Massat, C. R., Kelly, M. S., & Constable, R. T. (Eds.), School Social Work: Practice, Policy, and Research. (8th edition). Lyceum Books, Incorporated.
Brake, A. & Omer, F. (2016). Plugging the Pipeline from Within: School Social Work Leadership and Data Driven Discipline Reform. Workshop Presentation at the School Social Work Association of America National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Sichling, F., Brake, A. & Roth, B. (2013). Right from the Start: Teacher-student relationships & the transition to high school in Chicago. Presentation at the ‘Educational Landscapes’ Cooperative Colloquium at Friedrich Alexander University, Nuremberg, Germany.
Brake, A. (2013). Realizing trust in transition: The impact of teacher collaboration & culturally responsive practice on ninth grade immigrant youth. Symposium presentation at the meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.
Andrew Brake holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration (SSA), as well as a master’s degree in sociology from the New School for Social Research. As a social work educator, Dr. Brake has over five years of teaching experience in the field of social work as well as over twelve years of experience working for some of Chicago’s leading youth serving and leadership organizations, including the Posse Foundation and Youth Guidance. Dr. Brake’s research broadly examines social and academic supports in urban, public high schools, with a particular interest in the role of relationships in teaching and social work practice, as well as the leadership roles of social workers in schools. As an assistant professor in the NEIU Social Work Program Dr. Brake is the curriculum specialist for the Introduction to Social Work courses. He has also taught a number of courses across the curriculum and is developing course work focused on youth development and social work practice in schools.