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Division of Social Work College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Tyler Argüello

Department Chair, Associate Professor

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  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: HIV/AIDS, Queer Theory, health communication, Critical Discourse Studies, LGBTQIA2P+ communities and affirmative practices, community mental health, clinical social work

Dr. Arturo Baiocchi

Graduate Director, Associate Professor

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Schedule through EAB
  • Specialty & Interests: Social welfare, homelessness, race and inequality, mental health interventions, transition to adulthood, program & policy evaluation, community-based research, medicalization and stigma

Dr. Susanna Curry

Undergraduate Director, Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Schedule through EAB
  • Specialty & Interests: Transition to adulthood, Foster Care, Youth homelessness, Housing instability, Evaluation

Dr. Kyle Caler

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Disability Studies, Front-line staff use of discretion, Social theory, Q methodology

Dr. Stacey Chimimba Ault

Assistant Professor

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Dr. David Demetral

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Developmental disability, Chemical dependence, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sexual trauma and treatment, Family Therapy, Behavioral Health

Dr. Maria Dinis

Admissions Director, Professor

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Dr. Ethan Evans

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Health care and health disparities, Organizational change, Social welfare and the welfare state

Dr. Krishna Guadalupe

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Youth, Migrant workers, Violence and trauma, Indigenous issues, Wellness

Dr. Jennifer Kenney

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Women in the criminal justice system, Trauma, Substance use, Mental health, Socio-economic status, Social support social, welfare policy, scholarship in the classroom

Dr. Serge Lee

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Immigrants and refugees issues, Child and family SW, International SW, Behavioral health of minority groups, Social work curriculum developments, Program evaluation

Dr. Susan Nakaoka

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: On leave
  • Specialty & Interests: Asian American and Pacific Islander community development, Critical race theory, Japanese American history and social justice practice

Dr. Kisun Nam

Associate Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Poverty, Welfare, child support, and single-mother families, Public assistance programs, Food insecurity, Program participants’ knowledge about the rules, Public policy analysis, Program evaluation

Dr. David Nylund

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Queer Theory, Narrative Therapy, Restorative Justice, Masculinities, Family Therapy, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture Studies: Sexualities & Genders, Critical Sport Studies

Dr. Sarah Reed

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Psychosocial concerns in serious illness, Effect of health transitions on mental health, Fear of cancer recurrence, Social determinants of health and equity, Interprofessional education and practice

Dr. Susan Taylor

Professor

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Dr. Santos Torres, Jr.

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Research Interests include poverty, School social work, Diversity, Youth gangs, Andragogical/pedagogical educational program and curriculum enhancement

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Joseph Anderson

Professor, Emeritus

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Dr. Jude Antonyappan

Professor, Emerita, Teaching in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP)

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Dr. Teiahsha Bankhead

Associate Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Restorative justice, Mental health, Race gender, class and sexual orientation, Mindfulness

Dr. Sylvester Bowie

Associate Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Public Child Welfare Policy, Public Child Welfare Practice, Cultural Competence, Social Justice, Organization Leadership, Economic Development, Spirituality in SW, International SW

Dr. Joyce Burris

Professor, Emeritus

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Dr. Emanual Gale

Professor, Emeritus

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Dr. Robin Kennedy

Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Health and Aging Practice

Mimi Lewis, MSW, LCSW, CADCII

Professor, Emeritus

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Dr. Maura O'Keefe

Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Violence Across the Lifespan, Trauma & Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Co Occurring Disorders

Dr. Chrys Ramirez Barranti

Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Homeless person and their families, LGBTQ+, Mexican immigrant farmworkers and their families, Military veterans, Pets and wellbeing

Dr. Dale Russell

Associate Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Addiction, Social Works role in the correctional systems

Dr. Francis Yuen

Professor, Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Practice with children and family, Program evaluation and program development, International SW, Disability, Immigrants and refugees

Title IV-E Stipend Program

Dr. Tracy Kent

Title IV-E Program Director

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. or by appointment

Eric Grant

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Mary Hill-Hughes

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Child welfare, Homeless, Medical issues, Elderly, Advocacy, Immigration, Children/Schools

Marian Kubiak

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Children and Families (safety, permanency, well being), Child Welfare Services

Lisa Marsh

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Child Welfare Services

Greg Williams

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Field Education

Kelly Richmond-Moore, MSW, LCSW, PPSC

Field Education Director

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  • Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., appointments via EAB
  • Specialty & Interests: Practice, Field Education, LGBTQ+, School Social Work

Monica Shapiro, MSW, LCSW

Field Coordinator

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  • Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., appointments scheduled via EAB
  • Specialty & Interests: Working at overnight camps providing emotional and social support to campers and staff. Launching three children to adulthood, hiking, and running and playing with her dogs.

Part-Time Faculty

Jasmine Ali

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Dr. Diana Bajrami

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Gretchen Blake

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Dr. Theresa Boswell

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William Cabin

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Wendy Christian

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David Constante

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Elizabeth Contreras

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Rosemary MacLaughlin

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Kalyn Coppedge

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Bridgette Dean

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Eugene Durrah

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  • Office Hours: By appointment

Bob Erlenbusch

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Todd Fetherston

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Alex Filippelli

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Dr. Frances Furio

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Amanda Gibson

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Maximo Garcia

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Jacke Humphrey-Straub

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Michelle Husbands

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Sandra Jackson

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Ruth Jacobsen

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April Jean

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Dr. Adrienne Lawson

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Janice Montgomery

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Myles Montgomery

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Luis Pagan

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Kenleen Pringle

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Cheryle Roberts Smothers

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Amreek Singh

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Genelle Smith

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Sheryle Stafford

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Jessica Vazquez

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Diane Weber

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Dr. Lester Wielstein

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Brian Wilhite

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Matthew Williams

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Dr. Maureen Wimsatt

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Heather Woodford

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Joycelyn Wormley

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Houston Wyllie

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Staff

Kylie Agosta

Graduate Administrative Support Coordinator

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Royce Gonzales

Title IV-E Administrative Coordinator

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Ryan Jones

Field Administrative Support Coordinator

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Kari Lane

Office Administrative Support Coordinator

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Toni Loken

Front Office Support Associate

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Meagan Solomon

Division Student Advisor

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Total Members: 84