Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.

Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.


Diane McDaniel Rhodes received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, where her areas of research include partner violence, family violence, and social constructions of intimate violence with a focus on the presentation of partner violence in young adult fiction. She brings 28 years of social work professional experience to her scholarship, including senior management roles in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agencies.

Her teaching areas include introduction to social work, generalist practice of social work, foundations of social justice, social work practice in organizations and communities, leadership in human services. She has published in Sage Publications, Journal of Family Violence, Violence Against Women.


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Family violence, partner violence, violence against women, social inequity, popular culture


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, Pastoral Seminary of the Southwest
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.122F
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358