Dr. Andy Frey


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Dr. Frey’s research and teaching focus on school-based mental health, school social work services, the First Step NEXT early intervention, and applications of motivational interviewing in school settings. He is the mental health consultant for Jefferson County Public School’s early childhood program, teaches in the masters and doctoral programs, and coordinates the School Social Work Specialization.

Dr. Frey is a productive scholar, having had over 70 peer-reviewed articles and chapters published since becoming an Assistant Professor in 2000. He served as the PI on a US Department of Education funded (Institute for Education Sciences; R324A09023) development grant from 2009-2013 and as Co-I for a NICHD-funded R01 randomized efficacy trial from 2008-2014 (PIs Feil and Walker; R01-HD055334). He is currently a PI and Co-I on two US Department of Education funded efficacy studies (Institute for Education Sciences; R324A15079 & R324A150221).

In 2009 he was recognized with the Distinguished University Teaching Award (University of Louisville) and in 2010 he was acknowledged for his academic contributions to the field of school social work by receiving the Gary Lee Shaffer Award from the School Social Work Association of America. In 2015, the University of Denver Alumni office recognized him as a Master Scholar, and the University of Louisville recognized him with the Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity in Social Sciences Award.