Nathanael Okpych, PhD

Assistant Professor


Nathanael Okpych, PhD, is an Assistant Professor. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Nathanael’s work focuses on improving outcomes of and services for adolescents and young adults transitioning out of foster care. He is especially interested in increasing rates of college entry and completion among foster care youth, and he draws on his several years of practice experience in schools, communities, and colleges to inform his work.

Research Interests

Child welfare policy and practices
Outcomes and services for foster care youth and alumni
Promoting secondary and postsecondary educational attainment
Social support
Behavioral health interventions
Quantitative methods and survey analysis

Curriculum Vitae

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Nate Okpych
Contact Information
Emailnathanael.okpych@uconn.edu
Phone(959) 200-3622
Office LocationRoom 211 HSSW