Debra Daniels, LCSW, is the Director of the Women's Resource Center at the University
of Utah and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the 2010 recipient of the Linda
K. Amos Award for Distinguished Service to Women of the University of Utah. A native
of Ogden, Utah, Debra received her BSW from Utah State University in 1979 and a Masters
in Social Work from the University of Utah in 1984. She has spent a number of years
working on issues related to women, non-violence and social justice both in the academic
and community setting. Debra has worked as an instructor and co-facilitated workshops
on diversity in the University of Utah's College of Social Work, as well as addressed
the issue of domestic violence with administrative leadership. She has been a guest
lecturer in other University departments, including the College of Law, Sociology
and Health Education Departments.
In addition to her University experience, Debra has over 25 years of experience in the field of social work. She served as residence director, assistant executive director and director of prevention services for the YWCA during the course of her 11 year tenure. Her areas of expertise include sexual assault, domestic violence, diversity and social justice issues. Debra has received the YWCA Outstanding Achievement award and the Susa Young Gates Award from the Utah Women's Political Caucus, for contributions to women and human rights.
Ms. Daniels also serves in perhaps her most demanding role, which is the proud mother of two young men, ages 19 and 24 years of age. She shares this role with her partner of 21 years.