Jessica Felix Jäger

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

Degrees Earned

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW), University of Central Florida
Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Central Florida


Professor Jessica Felix-Jäger brings to Southeastern more than nine years of experience as a social worker, predominantly in the field of child welfare. She has worked in the fields of adoption, foster care, and foster care licensing and has worked with traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. She is a Certified Child Welfare Licensing Counselor and was a Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (M.A.P.P.) and Passport to Parenting pre-service trainer for prospective foster parents in both North Carolina and Florida. In addition, Professor Felix-Jäger worked PRN as a Therapeutic Behavioral On-Site Therapist with Peace River Center, providing intensive in-home therapeutic/ clinical interventions for children age birth to 17 from 2013-2017.

At the University of Central Florida, Professor Felix-Jäger was a Title IV-E recipient for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She is passionate about equipping the future generation of child welfare workers and  preparing them to live out their calling and positively impact lives.

Professor Felix-Jäger teaches the following courses: Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare, Child Welfare Practice, Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare Policy, Understanding Human Diversity, Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment, Writing for Social Work Practice, Field Seminar 1 and 2, and Preparation for Field and Academic Writing at the Graduate Level.