John Fluke

Title(s): 
PhD, Union Institute and Universities; MA, Pennsylvania State University; BA, University of Northern Colorado
Status: 
Assistant Professor (Status Only)
Biography: 

Dr. Fluke is Associate Director of System Research and Evaluation at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

He has over 32 years of experience in social service delivery system research in the area of Child Welfare and Mental Health Services for children. He is internationally recognized as a researcher specializing in assessing, analyzing, and teaching on decision making in human services delivery systems.  He is also active in the area of national child maltreatment data collection systems and analysis and has worked with data collection programs in the Balkans, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the US, and for UNICEF. He has conducted research and evaluation at all levels of government, in the private not-for-profit sector, and with national foundations and associations. He is also known for his innovative and informative research and evaluation work in the areas of child maltreatment prevalence, child welfare administrative data analysis, workload and costing, and performance and outcome measurement for children and family services.

Dr. Fluke is status only Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and Scholar in Residence at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. The author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications, Dr. Fluke has presented papers at both national and international meetings and conferences.  He is co-chair of the Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection for ISPCAN.

He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Decision Science from Union Institute and Universities, an MA in Anthropology from the Pennsylvania State University, and a BA in Mathematical Anthropology from the University of Northern Colorado.