Jonah DeChants, PhD, MSSP

Jonah DeChants

Is a doctoral candidate at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) and will be starting a post doc at Colorado State University Fall 2019. He uses community-based research methods to study the experiences of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, particularly those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). His dissertation is entitled Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Grounded Theory Exploration of Queer and Trans Young Adults Navigating Family Rejection and Housing Instability and examines how LGBTQ youth survive family rejection of their LGBTQ identities and housing instability. Jonah is currently looking for employment as an Assistant Professor of Social Work.