Darren Cosgrove

Darren CosgroveAssistant Professor

McGuffey 101f


Curriculum Vitae


Academic Background

Ph.D, University at Albany, State University of New York
MSW, University at Albany, State University of New York
BA, Empire State College, State University of New York

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Miami University, College of Education, Health and Society
Department of Family Science and Social Work
Adjunct Instructor, University at Albany, School of Social Welfare

Honors, Awards & Grants

2019 Lavender Award- Excellence in LGBTQ+ Scholarship. University at Albany
2017 William J. Reid Doctoral Student Dissertation Scholarship Award. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare

Recent Publications

Cosgrove, D., Bozlak, C. & Reid, P. (accepted). Service barriers for gender non-
binary young adults: Using photovoice to understand support and stigma. Affilia.

Pyles, L., Cosgrove, D., Adam, G. & Raheim, S. (accepted). "Could we just breathe for 30
seconds?": Social worker experiences of Holistic Engagement Practice Training. Social Work.

Cosgrove, D., Kramer, C. S., Mountz, S., & Lee, E. (2020). The Role of Identity in Motivating
and Shaping the Experiences of Social Work Participatory Action Research Scholars. Affilia. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886109920913331


Darren Cosgrove earned his Ph.D and MSW from the University at Albany's School of Social Welfare. Prior to his graduate studies, Darren spent 15 years working with LGBTQAI+ youth as a sexuality educator and community organizer. Since obtaining his MSW, Darren has offered clinical services to both older adults in substance use recovery and LGBTQAI+ individuals and families. Darren uses arts-based methodologies and participatory action research to work in partnership with transgender and non-binary communities to explore identity development, affirmation and social stigma.


FSW 304
FSW 613