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Division of Social Work College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

Leadership and Staff

Dr. Tyler Argüello

Department Chair, Associate Professor (PhD, University of Washington, Seattle)

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  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Duties: Department Chair

Dr. Arturo Baiocchi

Graduate Director, Associate Professor (PhD, University of Chicago)

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  • Duties: Graduate Director

Dr. Susanna Curry

Undergraduate Director, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles)

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  • Duties: Undergraduate Director

Dr. Maria Dinis

Admissions Director, Professor (PhD, University of California, Berkeley)

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  • Duties: Admissions Director

Lisa Marsh, MSW

Lecturer, Field Education Director (MSW, Loma Linda University)

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 1 - 2 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Duties: Field Education Director

Dr. Tracy Kent

Lecturer, Title IV-E Program Director (EdD, Drexel University)

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  • Duties: Title IV-E Program Director

Kari Lane

Office Administrative Support Coordinator

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Meagan Solomon

Division Student Advisor

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Ryan Jones

Field Administrative Support Coordinator

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Kylie Agosta

Graduate Administrative Support Coordinator

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Royce Gonzales

Title IV-E Administrative Coordinator

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Professors

Dr. Tyler Argüello

Department Chair, Associate Professor (PhD, University of Washington, Seattle)

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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 (PhD, University of Chicago)

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  • Specialty & Interests: Social welfare, homelessness, race and inequality, mental health interventions, transition to adulthood, program & policy evaluation, community-based research, medicalization and stigma

Dr. Kyle Caler

Assistant Professor (PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

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

Dr. Susanna Curry

Undergraduate Director, Assistant Professor (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles)

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  • Specialty & Interests: Transition to adulthood, Foster Care, Youth homelessness, Housing instability, Evaluation

Dr. David Demetral

Professor (PhD, University of Michigan)

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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 (PhD, University of California, Berkeley)

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Dr. Susan Eggman

Associate Professor, (PhD, Portland State University)

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  • Specialty & Interests: California State Senate, District 5

Dr. Ethan Evans

Assistant Professor (PhD, University of California, Davis)

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

Dr. Krishna Guadalupe

Professor (PhD, University of South Carolina, Columbia

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Youth, Migrant workers, Violence and trauma, Indigenous issues, Wellness

Dr. Jennifer Kenney

Assistant Professor (PhD, Columbia University)

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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 (PhD, University of Washington, Seattle)

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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. Kisun Nam

Associate Professor (PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

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  • Office Hours: Monday, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., virtual or in-person
  • 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 (PhD, University of California, Davis)

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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 (PhD, University of California, Davis)

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • 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 (PhD, Saint Louis University)

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Dr. Santos Torres, Jr.

Professor (EdD, Northern Illinois University)

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

Field Education

Lisa Marsh, MSW

Lecturer, Field Education Director (MSW, Loma Linda University)

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 1 - 2 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 1 - 3 p.m.

Monica Shapiro, MSW, LCSW

Lecturer, Field Education Coordinator (MSW, University of Michigan)

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  • 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.

Jacke Humphrey-Straub

Lecturer, Field Education Coordinator (MSW, California State Univesity, Chico)

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Title IV-E Stipend Program

Dr. Tracy Kent

Lecturer, Title IV-E Program Director (EdD, Drexel University)

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Wendy Christian

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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Eric Grant

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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Mary Hill-Hughes

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Specialty & Interests: Child welfare, Homeless, Medical issues, Elderly, Advocacy, Immigration, Children/Schools

Marian Kubiak

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Specialty & Interests: Children and Families (safety, permanency, well being), Child Welfare Services

Greg Williams

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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Lecturers

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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David Constante

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Elizabeth Contreras

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Kalyn Coppedge

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Bridgette Dean

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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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Maximo Garcia

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Amanda Gibson

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Michelle Husbands

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Ruth Jacobsen

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Alan Logan

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  • Location: MRP 5035

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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Jennifer Walker

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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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Heather Woodford

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Dr. Joycelyn Wormley

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Houston Wyllie

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Emeritus Faculty

Adina Allen

Professor, Emerita

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Kate Allen

Associate Professor, Emerita

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Joseph Anderson

Professor, Emeritus

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Jude Antonyappan

Professor, Emerita

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Teiahsha Bankhead

Associate Professor, Emerita

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Chrys Ramirez Barranti

Professor, Emerita

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

Ronald Boltz

Professor, Emeritus

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Sylvester Bowie

Associate Professor, Emeritus

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Joyce Burris

Professor, Emerita

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Robin Carter

Professor, Emerita

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Lynn Cooper

Professor, Emerita

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Candelaria Davidson

Assistant Professor, Emerita

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Joan Dworkin

Professor, Emerita

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John Erlich

Professor, Emeritus

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Carl Fransham

Professor, Emeritus

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Emanual Gale

Professor, Emeritus

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Juan Hernandez

Professor, Emeritus

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Robert Heilman

Professor, Emeritus

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Mary Lou Hyde

Professor, Emerita

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Robin Kennedy

Professor, Emerita

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  • Specialty & Interests: Health and Aging Practice

Ralph Johnson

Professor, Emeritus

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Marilyn Kent

Assistant Professor, Emerita

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Ivor Kraft

Professor, Emeritus

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Herbert Kutchins

Professor, Emeritus

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Mimi Lewis

Lecturer, Emerita

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Janet Lial

Lecturer, Emerita

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Doman Lum

Professor, Emeritus

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Mary Beth Montgomery

Professor, Emerita

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Professor, Emerita

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Maura O'Keefe

Professor, Emerita

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

Anthony Platt

Professor, Emeritus

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Louise Robinett

Professor, Emerita

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Gerald Rothman

Professor, Emeritus

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Dale Russell

Associate Professor, Emeritus

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Krishna Samantrai

Professor, Emeritus

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Alan Wade

Professor, Emeritus

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Howard Wespieser

Professor, Emeritus

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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
Total Members: 108