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Division of Social Work College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

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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  • Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Zoom
  • 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 (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles)

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

Dr. Kyle Caler

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

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Disability Studies, Front-line staff use of discretion, Social theory, Q methodology

Dr. David Demetral

Professor (PhD, University of Michigan)

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Zoom meetings will be listed on your Canvas course)

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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  • Office Hours:
    Tues. 9 - 11 a.m.
    Fri. 9 - 10 a.m.
  • 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: Virtual: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - By appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Youth, Migrant workers, Violence and trauma, Indigenous issues, Wellness

Dr. Jennifer Kenney

Assistant Professor (PhD, Columbia University)

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  • Office Hours:
    Tues. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. noon - 1:30 p.m. Zoom
  • 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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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 2 - 3 p.m.
    Tues. 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • 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 (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles)

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

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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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 11 a.m. - noon Zoom
    Thurs. 3 - 4 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 6 - 7 p.m. Zoom
  • 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:
    Tues. 11 a.m. - noon Zoom
    Fri. noon - 2 p.m. Zoom
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Santos Torres, Jr.

Professor (EdD, Northern Illinois University)

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 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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  • 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.

Title IV-E Stipend Program

Dr. Tracy Kent

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

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  • Office Hours: Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom/in person)

Wendy Christian

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: Thurs. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Zoom

Eric Grant

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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: Tues./Thurs. 9 a.m. - noon
  • Specialty & Interests: Children and Families (safety, permanency, well being), Child Welfare Services

Greg Williams

Title IV-E Liaison, Field Liaison

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  • Office Hours:
    Wed. 11 a.m. - noon
    Thurs. 1 - 2 p.m.
    Thurs. 6 - 7 p.m.

Lecturers

Jasmine Ali

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Dr. Diana Bajrami

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 5 - 6 p.m. Zoom

Gretchen Blake

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Dr. Theresa Boswell

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

David Constante

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  • Office Hours: Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Virtual or In Person

Elizabeth Contreras

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Friday, 5:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 9:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday Weekend Schedule

Rosemary MacLaughlin

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Kalyn Coppedge

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bridgette Dean

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Eugene Durrah

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Todd Fetherston

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Zoom

Alex Filippelli

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Frances Furio

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Zoom

Amanda Gibson

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Maximo Garcia

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
    Fri. 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Jacke Humphrey-Straub

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 1 - 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Jacobsen

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 2 - 3 p.m.

Janice Montgomery

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Myles Montgomery

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Luis Pagan

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Kenleen Pringle

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Cheryle Roberts Smothers

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 9 - 11:50 a.m.

Amreek Singh

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Mon. 9:20 - 9:45 p.m.

Genelle Smith

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 6 - 7 p.m. Zoom

Sheryle Stafford

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday/Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jessica Vazquez

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Diane Weber

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Zoom

Dr. Lester Wielstein

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Brian Wilhite

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 6 - 6:30 p.m.
    Tues./Thurs. 6:45 - 7:20 a.m.

Matthew Williams

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 9 - 10 a.m.

Dr. Maureen Wimsatt

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 5:50 - 6:30 p.m.

Heather Woodford

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  • Office Hours: Tues. noon - 3 p.m.

Dr. Joycelyn Wormley

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

Houston Wyllie

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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment

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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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, Teaching in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP)

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  • Office Hours: Virtual: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Teiahsha Bankhead

Associate Professor, Emerita

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Chrys Ramirez Barranti

Professor, Emerita

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  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday by appointment, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Thursday, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Virtual/F2F
  • 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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  • Office Hours: E-mail to schedule an appointment
  • 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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  • Office Hours: Tues. 9 - 10:30 a.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Practice with children and family, Program evaluation and program development, International SW, Disability, Immigrants and refugees
Total Members: 103