Tobi DeLong Hamilton Ph.D., M.S.W.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Tobi DeLong Hamilton MSW, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

MSW Program Director and Associate Professor


Social Work



Tobi DeLong Hamilton Ph.D.



Dr. DeLong-Hamilton earned her BSW, MSW and Ph.D. in social work. She completed Advanced Infant Mental Health training at Florida State University and Louisiana State University through the Harris Institute in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. DeLong-Hamilton is a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado and is a certified infant mental health specialist. She has worked in the social work field for almost 30 years and has experience in child welfare, adoptions, medical, and psychiatric social work. Dr. DeLong-Hamilton worked in private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in family and childhood problems prior to moving into higher education full time. While in private practice, she maintained a connection to public child welfare by evaluating, writing reports, and testifying as an expert witness for children in foster care. Dr. DeLong-Hamilton has completed research, written, and published in the areas of child welfare and social work education assessment. She is the CEO of SWEAP (, a company, which works to conceptualize and develop assessment instruments for social work program evaluation.



  • Social Work


Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies, Social Work Concentration

Colorado State University

Dissertation: “Bachelor social work students ratings of social work skills and advising experience: An analysis of the national Baccalaureate Educational Assessment Package (BEAP) Exit Survey data”

MSW in Social Work

Florida International University

BSW in Social Work

Florida Atlantic University

Scholarly Activities

Krase, K., & DeLong Hamilton, T. (2021). Child Welfare: Preparing Social Workers for Practice in the Field. New York: Routledge.
Krase, K., DeLong Hamilton, T., Harris-Jackson, T., Gerritsen-McKane, R., Christenson, B., Sullivan, D., Danhoff, K., & Freedman, D. (2021). Exploring Student and Program Correlates in the Evaluation of Implicit Curriculum. Social Work Education.

Danhoff, K., Christenson, B., Gerritsen-McKane, R., DeLong Hamilton, T., Krase, K., & Harris-Jackson, T., (2020). Evaluating student outcomes in field education through a standardized instrument: The Updated Field Practicum Placement Assessment Instrument (SWEAP 2015 FPPAI). Field Educator


Professional Experiences

Assistant and Associate Professor, MSW Program Director

Brandman University/ UMass Global, Irvine, CA

Provided clinical licensure supervision for MSW practitioners.

Assistant Professor

Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

Psychotherapy services and evaluations for children entering the foster care program.

Visiting Professor

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Provided therapy services to children, adults and families.


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