Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.

Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.


Diane McDaniel Rhodes has 28 years of social work professional experience including senior management roles in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agencies. She is a doctoral candidate at 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. Key presentations: 2011 Collegium of African American Research; 2012 Council of Social Work Education Conference; 2013 Collegium of African American Research. Teaching areas: Voices Against Violence, Domestic Violence, Intro to Social Work, Social Justice, Practice in Communities, Non-profit Management. 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


Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358