JANE ALLGOOD joined the faculty of the Community Organization, Planning and Administration Concentration in 2010. Previously, she was an assistant professor at Missouri State University, where she also served as coordinator for the undergraduate social work program, and prior to that, an assistant professor and interim MSW program coordinator at the University of Central Florida.
Before entering academia, Allgood was a health policy analyst in the Medicaid Managed Care Program for the state of Florida. She also served as an executive director for a residential and outpatient treatment facility for chemically dependent women and as a clinician for detoxification, crisis stabilization and inpatient psychiatric units. In addition, Allgood was a presidential management fellow with the U.S. Department of Justice and chief of research for the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Fla. and Butner, N.C.
Much of her research has centered on substance abuse across the lifespan, as well as consequences of substance abuse, such as family violence and commission of crimes. An area of special interest is the impact of family violence on primary and secondary victims. Allgood has published in the areas of imprisonment, substance abuse and secondary trauma. She serves as a reviewer for Journal of Social Services Research.