Daphne Huffman, MSW, BS

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Daphne Huffman

After teaching as an adjunct in the social work program the previous three years, Daphne Huffman joined the university as a visiting assistant professor of social work in the fall of 2021.

She has taught a wide range of courses in the discipline, including Contemporary Social Dynamics and Public Safety, Stress Management, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Previously, from 2013 to 2020, Daphne was a mental health consultant with LifeWorks NW in Portland, providing consultation for Head Start teachers and families regarding social and emotional issues, and collaborating with multiple agencies to provide mental health services to children and families in high-risk situations. She was also a strengthening families facilitator with LifeWorks from 2014 to 2018.

In all, Daphne has 20 years of experience in the social work profession, previously working in the areas of foster care and adoption. She holds a master’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach (2001) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Davis (1995). Daphne lives in Southwest Portland with her husband, David, and children Naomi and Eben.