Jessica Felix Jäger

Assistant Professor of Social Work, BSW Field Education Coord. jfelixjager@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BS in Social Work, University of Central Florida
Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Central Florida
Certified Child Welfare Licensing Counselor
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern


Professor Jessica Felix Jäger brings to Southeastern more than eight years of experience as a social worker, predominantly in the field of child welfare. She has worked in adoption, foster care and foster care licensing as well as with traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. She is a certified child welfare licensing counselor and was a M.A.P.P. and preservice trainer for prospective foster parents, both in North Carolina and in Florida. In addition, she works PRN as a therapeutic behavioral on-site therapist providing intensive in-home therapeutic/ clinical interventions for children ages birth to 17.

At the University of Central Florida, Professor Felix Jäger was a Title IV-E recipient for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She now brings this experience to Southeastern University as the new Title IV-E faculty coordinator and assistant professor. As the Title IV-E faculty coordinator, she recruits and selects students for the Title IV-E program, teaches courses by the Title IV-E contract and serves as a program advisor, mentor and support to the child welfare stipend students. Professor Felix Jäger is passionate about equipping the future generation of child welfare workers, preparing them to live out their calling and positively impact lives.

Professor Felix Jäger teaches the following courses: Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare, Children’s Services, Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare Policy and Understanding Human Diversity.