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Humberto E. Fabelo, Ph.D.

Associate dean for academic and student affairs and associate professor

Email: hfabelo@vcu.edu

Phone: (804) 828-9033

Ph.D., Florida International University
M.S.W., Florida International University
B.S., Florida State University

Humberto Fabelo is the VCU School of Social Work’s associate professor and associate dean for academic and student affairs. With 16 years of higher education administrative experience and 22 years of service to VCU, Fabelo leads these school’s efforts to provide students a positive and successful educational experience.

Fabelo has instructional responsibilities in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs and has research interests in scale development, refugee and immigration and multicultural issues and trauma.

Fabelo is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia and previously in the State of Florida with direct clinical practice and administrative positions in hospital settings and outpatient clinics.

Notable awards, honors and appointments

  • Commissioner, CSWE Commission on Accreditation
  • CSWE Site Visitor
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2006 Service Award, Virginia Commonwealth University Chapter. May 2006.


Selected publications

Lopez-Cepero, J., Fabelo, H. E., Rodriguez-Franco, L., & Rodriguez-Diaz, F. J. (2016). Dating Violence Questionnaire: Validation of the Cuestinonario de Violencia de Novios (CUVINO) using a college sample from the U.S. Violence and Victims, 31(3), 438-456.

Fabelo-Alcover, H.E., O’Connor, M. K., Netting, F. E., & Wyche, A. K. (2013). When the paradoxical is ideal: Employees’ perceptions of their organizations, work units, and ideal workplaces. Administration in Social Work, 37(4), 340-355.