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Division of Social Work

College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Dale Russell

Division Chair

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  • Office MRP 4010D

  • Specialty & InterestsAddiction, Social Works role in the correctional systems

Dr. Jude Antonyappan

Professor

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Dr. Tyler Arguello

Graduate Program Director, Associate Professor

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Dr. Stacey Ault

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Arturo Baiocchi

Assistant Professor

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  • Office MRP 5043

  • Phone (916) 278-4227

Dr. Teiahsha Bankhead

Associate Professor

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  • Office MRP 4017

  • Phone (916) 278-2177

  • Specialty & InterestsRestorative justice, Mental health, Race gender, class and sexual orientation, Mindfulness

Dr. Chrys Ramirez Barranti

Professor

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  • Office MRP 4015

  • Phone (916) 278-6170

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

Dr. Sylvester Bowie

Undergraduate Program Director, Associate Professor

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  • Office MRP 4008

  • Phone (916) 278-7165

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

Dr. Joyce Burris

Professor

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Dr. Kyle Caler

Assistant Professor

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  • Office MRP 4006

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

Dr. Susanna Curry

Assistant Professor

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  • Office MRP 5033

  • Specialty & InterestsTransition to adulthood, Foster Care, Youth homelessness, Housing instability, Evaluation

Dr. David Demetral

Professor

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  • Office MRP 4009

  • Specialty & InterestsDevelopmental 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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  • Office MRP 4021

  • Phone (916) 278-7161

Dr. Ethan Evans

Assistant Professor

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  • Office MRP 5037

  • Specialty & InterestsHealth care and health disparities, Organizational change, Social welfare and the welfare state

Dr. Krishna Guadalupe

Professor

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  • Office MRP 4005

  • Phone (916) 278-7178

  • Specialty & InterestsYouth, Migrant workers, Violence and trauma, Indigenous issues, Wellness

Dr. Robin Kennedy

Professor

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  • Office MRP 5027

  • Specialty & InterestsHealth and Aging Practice

Dr. Jennifer Kenney

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Serge Lee

Professor

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  • Office MRP 5031

  • Phone (916) 278-5820

  • Specialty & InterestsImmigrants 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 MRP 5023

  • Phone (916) 278-7171

  • Specialty & InterestsAsian 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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  • Office MRP 5029

  • Phone (916) 278-7069

  • Specialty & InterestsPoverty, 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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  • Office MRP 4014

  • Phone (916) 278-4152

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

Dr. Maura O'Keefe

Professor

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  • Office MRP 5030

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

Dr. Jennifer Price Wolf

Assistant Professor

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  • Office MRP 5035

  • Specialty & InterestsSubstance abuse, Child maltreatment, Community and environmental effects, Quantitative and qualitative research methods

Dr. Sarah Reed

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Susan Taylor

Professor

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Dr. Santos Torres, Jr.

Professor

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  • Office MRP 4002

  • Phone (916) 278-7064

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

Dr. Francis Yuen

Professor

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  • Office MRP 4007

  • Phone (916) 278-7182

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

Emeritus

Emanual Gale

Professor

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Title IV-E Stipend Program

Dr. Tracy Kent

Title IV-E Program Director

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  • Office MRP 4019

  • Phone (916) 278-4161

Eric Grant

Title IV-E Liason, Field Liason

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Mary Hill-Hughes

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office MRP 3015

  • Phone (916) 278-4332

  • Specialty & InterestsChild welfare, Homeless, Medical issues, Elderly, Advocacy, Immigration, Children/Schools

Marian Kubiak

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office MRP 3021

  • Phone (916) 278-7060

  • Specialty & InterestsChildren and Families (safety, permanency, well being), Child Welfare Services

Lisa Marsh

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office MRP 3017

  • Phone (916) 278-7186

  • Specialty & Interests Child Welfare Services

Field Education

Mimi Lewis

Field Education Director/Lecturer

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  • Office MRP 4011

  • Phone (916) 278-7183

  • Specialty & InterestsField instructor competency, Trauma stabilization/resolution, Adoption, Intellectual disabilities, Addicted trauma survivors, Substance and process addictions, Professional self-care and gratitude

Kelly Richmond-Moore

Field Education Coordinator

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  • Office MRP 4013

  • Phone (916) 278-5896

  • Specialty & InterestsPractice, Field Education, LGBTQ+, School Social Work

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Diana Bajrami

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Gretchen Blake

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David Constante

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Elizabeth Contreras

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Rosemary Cook

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Kalyn Coppedge

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Bridgette Dean

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Eugene Durrah

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Robert Erlenbusch

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Alex Filippelli

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Maximo Garcia

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Jacqueline Humphrey-Straub

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Michelle Husbands

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Sandra Jackson

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Ruth Jacobsen

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Janice Montgomery

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Myles Montgomery

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Luis Pagan

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William Palmer

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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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Diane Weber

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Lester Wielstein

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Brian Wilhite

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Matthew Williams

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Heather Woodford

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Staff

Kylie Agosta

Graduate Administrative Support Coordinator

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  • Office MRP 4010F

  • Phone (916) 278-5898

Sandra Birtcil

Office Manager

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Royce Gonzales

Title IV-E Administrative Coordinator

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  • Office MRP 4010E

  • Phone (916) 278-5057

Ryan Jones

Field Administrative Coordinator

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  • Office MRP 4010G

  • Phone (916) 278-6123

Kari Lane

Front Office Support Associate

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  • Office MRP 4010

  • Phone (916) 278-6943

Meagan Solomon

Division Student Advisor

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  • Office MRP 4010I

  • Phone (916) 278-6122

Total Members: 69