Sep 26, 2022  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduate Faculty: Graduate College of Social Work


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Faculty Emeriti 

Florence Clemenger (deceased). Professor Emerita of Social Work; Academy of Certified Social Workers and Registered Social Worker. B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.S.W., University of California, Berkeley; D.S.W., University of Southern California.

Gerson David. Professor Emeritus of Social Work; Academy of Certified Social Workers and Licensed Master Social Worker. B.Com., Madras University, India; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Research interests: Policy research studies; income maintenance and poverty; crime and delinquency; health and services to the elderly; international social welfare education; peace and development studies.

Karen A. Holmes. Professor Emerita. Licensed Clinical Social Worker. B.A., Midwestern University; M.S.W., The University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin. Research Interests: Violence issues; feminist practice; crisis intervention; spirituality and social work.

Daniel E. Jennings. Professor Emeritus of Social Work. Academy of Certified Social Workers, Certified Social Worker, and Advanced Clinical Practitioner. B.A., St. Michael’s College; M.S.W., Boston College; D.S.W., Catholic University of America.

Jean Kantambu Latting. Professor Emerita. A.B., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; M.S., Columbia University; Dr.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research Interests: Organizational development and change; quality management; organizational behavior; diversity in the workplace.

Mary R. Lewis. Professor Emerita. Licensed Clinical Social Worker. B.A., Wesleyan College; M.A., University of Alabama; M.S.W., University of Denver; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College. Research Interests: Social policy research ; juvenile offenders; child and family welfare; children with disabilities; international social welfare; mental health; social security and income support policies; social research.

George W. Magner (deceased). Professor of Social Work and Senior Vice President Emeritus. Academy of Certified Social Workers. B.A., New Mexico Highlands University; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Paul R. Raffoul. Professor Emeritus of Social Work. Academy of Certified Social Workers. A.B., Clark University; M.S.W., Florida State University; Ph.D., Washington University. Research Interests: Drug and alcohol use and misuse among selected populations; evaluation research; clinical research; technological applications for social work practice.

Ellen S. Stevens-Roseman. Professor Emerita. B.S., Florida State University; M.S.W., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; D.S.W., Columbia University. Research Interests: Gerontology; volunteerism; well elderly; family relationships; practice research.

Alexander G. Zaphiris (deceased). Professor Emeritus of Social Work. Academy of Certified Social Workers. M.S.W., Wayne State University; J.D. Athens University, Greece; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado. 

Faculty 

W. Andrew Achenbaum. Professor of History and Social Work. B.A., Amherst; M.A., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., University of Michigan. Research interests: Gerontology; history of aging; social welfare history.

Dale Alexander. Associate Professor of Social Work. B.S., M.S.W., Florida State University, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Research interests: Social work and physician clinical education; occupational mental health, substance abuse; primary care mental health.

Steven Lozano Applewhite. Associate Professor of Social Work. B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Michigan. Research interests: Hispanic and minority aging; ethnographic research; aging and social policy; multicultural social work; qualitative evaluation; community planning and organization; curriculum development; minority recruitment and retention.

Patrick Bordnick. Associate Professor of Social Work. Licensed Clinical Social Worker. B.S., Madonna University; M.S.W., University of Michigan, M.P.H., University of South Florida, Ph.D., University of Georgia. Research interests: Clinical medication trials; treatment development; human laboratory studies; virtual reality; and data collection/database management.

C. Brené Brown. Research Professor. Licensed Master Social Worker. B.S.W., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Houston. Research interests: Political social work; contextualized practice; women’s issues; qualitative research (grounded theory), and chaos theory and complexity.

Monit Cheung. Professor of Social Work. Diploma in Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist College; M.A. (Public Administration), M.S.W., Ph.D., Ohio State University. Research interests: Child abuse and neglect; needs assessments for the elderly; international and comparative practice; ethnicity and minority issues; refugee and immigrant problems; program evaluation and grant writing; expressive arts and play therapy; family therapy and parenting techniques.

Ira C. Colby. Dean and Professor. Academy of Certified Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. B.S., Springfield College; M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University; D.S.W., University of Pennsylvania. Research interests: Criminal Justice issues, political social work, community organizations, program evaluation, social welfare expenditures, social welfare policy, child welfare advocacy.

Maxine Weinman Epstein. Doctoral Program Director and Professor of Social Work. Academy of Certified Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. B.A., Queens College; M.S.W., University of Oklahoma; Dr.P.H., The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. Research Interests: Child abuse; primary prevention and treatment; maternal and child health; curriculum development; community health; AIDS education; cultural issues in treatment.

Lovell Jones. Research Professor. Ph.D. , University of California at Berkeley; Postdoctoral Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology Center, University of California at San Francisco. Research Interests: Relationships between hormones, diet and endocrine-responsive tumors; How natural and environmental estrogenic agents may initiate cancers in hormonally responsive tissue; Cancer Health Disparities

Dennis Kao. Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.S.W., University of California at Los Angeles; Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Southern California; Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, University of Southern California. Research interests: Heath and health care disparities; Immigration; Asian & Pacific Islander populations; Aging; health and social policy; Geographic Information Systems, mapping, and spatial analysis

Rev. Bill Lawson. Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Patrick Leung. Professor of Social Work. Diploma in Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist College; B.S.S.W., M.A. (Public Administration), M.S.W., Ph.D., Ohio State University. Research Interests: Computer-based training in child protection services; evaluation research; child welfare; refugee and immigrant issues; cultural competency.

Sandra A. López. Clinical Associate Professor. Academy of Certified Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. B.S., M.S.W., University of Houston. Research Interests: Suicide (adolescent survivors of suicide, school programs); cultural diversity and sensitivity, especially with Hispanic culture; crisis intervention.

Danielle Parrish. Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.S.W., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. Research interests: evidence-based behavioral health interventions for adolescents and adult females; Transtheoretical Model of behavioral change (TTM) and motivational interviewing; integration of innovative technology with existing efficacious interventions.

Suzanne Pritzker. Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of Virginia; M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Research interests: youth civic engagement (especially among poor and minority adolescents); service-learning: positive youth development; political advocacy; social welfare policy.

Susan P. Robbins. Associate Professor of Social Work. Licensed Social Worker, and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. B.A., Hamline University; M.S.W., University of Minnesota; D.S.W., Tulane University. Research Interests: juvenile delinquency; drug abuse; labeling in mental health/psychiatry; recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse; satanic ritual abuse; cults; American Indians; mediation.

Virginia Cooke Robbins. Director of Field Education and Clinical Professor. Licensed Master Social Worker-Advanced Practitioner. B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; M.S.W., University of Illinois. Research Interests: School social work, gerontology; social work education; field instruction.

McClain Sampson. Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., The University Colorado, Boulder; M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. Research interests: health issues that affect pregnant and postpartum women such as depression, stress and obesity; health promotion; racial/ethnic disparities of maternal stress, the use of Motivational Interviewing in substance abuse settings, and health care provider’s comfort with delivery of palliative care.

Isabel Torres. Associate Professor. B.A., The University of Texas; M.P.H. in Health Services Organization, The University of Texas; Dr.P.H. in international and Family Health, The University of Texas. Research interests: Cancer Health Disparities; Palliative and Supportive Care; Geriatric Health; International Health; Medical Mistrust; Informed Decision Making; HPV Vaccine Uptake and Acceptance

Luis R. Torres. Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University. Research Interests: Role of immigration and acculturation in the development of co-occurring (mental health, substance abuse, and medical) disorders; impact of culture on psychiatric diagnosis; cultural competency.

Jody Williams. Distinguished Visiting Professor, Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professor in Peace and Social Justice. Nobel Laureate for Peace (1997). B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., John Hopkins University; M.A., School of International Training. Research Interests: International relations; peace and human rights issues.

Sheara A. Williams. Assistant Professor. Academy of Certified Social Workers. B.S.W., Southern University; M.S.W., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Research Interests: social intervention child behavioral and mental health; the academic achievement gap; social, emotional, and behavioral school readiness.