Monica Furey

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Monica Furey

MSW, Clinical Assistant Professor
Social Work, College of Public Service
ACAD 117
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Office Hours: by appointment only (in person or virtual). Please email me to schedule a meeting.

Biographical Information

My name is Monica Furey. I am a clinical social worker, school board president, and president of the Colorado Association of School Boards. I received my Master's in Social Work from the University of Texas--Austin, a Master's in English from Georgetown University, and a BS in German from Georgetown University. I am currently in the Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership (Dissertation phase) here at UCCS

Prior to joining academia, I worked in Washington, DC's Department of Human Services with abused children. I was a social work fellow in the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) and went on to a faculty position in the Yale Child Study Center's HIV-Affected Children and Families Program, offering community-based therapy as well as traditional case management services to children and families, and was a therapist in a long-term children's group. I also had my own private practice at that time.   

After moving to Colorado Springs in 2004, I became active in schools. I was elected to the Cheyenne Mountain School District Board of Education in 2013 and elected president in 2017. I was elected to the Colorado Association of School Boards Board of Directors in 2015, and elected president in 2018. I serve on multiple committees, councils, and boards at the local, state, and national levels.  

It has been an honor to attend and now teach at UCCS. I was thrilled to learn of the planned Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programs. With these amazing opportunities, I am able to integrate my passion for leadership, community organization, and social work. It is a privilege to serve the students, staff, faculty, and community at UCCS as part of the talented CPS team.

Areas of Interest

  • Positive psychology
  • Human growth and development
  • Strengths based interventions
  • Clinical social work
  • Issues pertaining to gender, trauma, and violence