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Meet the Social Work Team

Carolyn McAllister, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Michigan State University

 

Title: Director of School of Social Work | Professor

Interests: Social work practice with individuals with disabilities and their support systems, integrating disability content into social work education, transition issues for adolescents with disabilities and their families, and teaching with technology, alternate forms of instruction.

Tenure-Line Faculty

Thomas D. Davis, 

Ph.D.

University of Washington

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Title: Professor

Interests: Substance abuse treatment, macro social work practice, research methods, and healthcare among Native Americans.

Yawen Li,

Ph.D., M.S.W.

University of Southern California

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Title: Professor

Interests: Social determinants of health and health behaviors, Self-management of chronic illness, home and community based long-term care services, minority older adults

Anissa Rogers,

Ph.D, M.A., M.S.W., LCSW

University of California, Los Angeles

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Title: Professor

Interests: Gender, sexuality, older adults, mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, loss and grief, end-of-life issues, micro practice, and qualitative, quantitative, and community-based research methods.

Laurie A. Smith,

Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

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Title: Professor

Interests: AIDS prevention and services, foster youth, technology in teaching, service learning.

Armando Barragán,

Ph.D., M.S.W.

University of Southern California

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Title: Associate Professor

Interests: Latino mental health, serious mental illnesses, treatment utilization and help-seeking, ethnic minority mental health disparities, and psychiatric epidemiology

Nicole L. Arkadie,

Ed.D, LCSW., PPSC

Grand Canyon University

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Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Mental Health, positive and negative emotional responses in clinical practitioners with focus on preventative interventions. Factors that impact the mental wellness of working mothers

Rigaud Joseph,

Ph.D

Florida International University

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Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Poverty and social welfare policies, economic self-sufficiency among low-income families, evaluation of program effectiveness, children and youth well-being, theory and scale development, empowerment practice, and social advocacy.

Deirdre Lanesskog,

Ph.D., M.P.A.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Interests: Human service organizations & administration, human services work with immigrant clients, macro social work practice, immigration & social welfare policy, qualitative human services research

Caroline Lim,

Ph.D., M.S.W

University of Southern California

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Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Clinical outcomes of schizophrenia; ethnic and racial disparities in mental health service use and outcomes; early intervention and prevention of schizophrenia and other psychoses; psychosis risk in vulnerable populations; quantitative research

Erik Schott,

EdD, MSW, LCSW

University of Southern California

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Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: LGBTQI2S+ health equity (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, two-spirit, plus); science of learning; transgender wellness and access to gender-affirming healthcare; healing trauma with Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and art therapy.

 Herbert Shon,

PH.D., LCSW

University of California, Los Angeles

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Title: Assistant Professor

Interests: Developing strategies that reduce barriers to accessing services among hard-to-reach populations, integrating technology into social work courses, caregiving and Alzheimer's disease.

Full-time Faculty

Rachel Allinson,

M.S.W., LCSW

The Ohio State University

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Title: Director of Field Education | Full-time Lecturer

Interests: Social work education, supervision of pre-licensed social workers and students, forensic issues, severe and persistent mental illness, discharge planning and community integration, and micro practice.

Shyra Harris,

M.S.W., LCSW

California State University, San Bernardino

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Title: Pathway Distance Education M.S.W. Field Coordinator | Full-time Lecturer

Interests: High risk child welfare and juvenile probation, forensic issues, severe and persistent mental illness, discharge planning and community integration, medical social work, and micro practice.

Jeannine Meza,

M.S.W.

University of Southern California

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Title: Advanced Standing Program Field Coordinator | Part-time Lecturer

Interests: Social Work education, field education, supervision and leadership, child welfare, child and adolescent mental health, school social work, DEIPAR (diversity, equity, inclusion, power analysis, antiracism).

Nick Watson,

M.S.W.

San Diego State University

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Title: BASW Program Director | Full-time Lecturer

Interests: Child welfare, high risk youth, health policy and substance abuse.

Melinda Corral,

M.S.W.

California State University, San Bernardino

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Title: Child Welfare Outreach and Admissions Specialist

Interests: Program development, Non-Profit Management, Child Abuse prevention, Mental Health & Well-being, At-Risk Child Welfare, Community Engagement, and Grant Writing

Stephanie Schneider,

M.S.W.

California State University, San Bernardino

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Title: Title IV-E Field Faculty

Interests: Child welfare, child abuse and neglect, technological innovation in social work practice, increasing technological self-efficacy in child protection work, organizational culture and policy.

 Michael Edwards,

M.S.W.

California State University, San Bernardino

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Title: Child Welfare Specialist and Title IV-E Field Support

Interests: Child Welfare, Juvenile Probation, Transition Age Youth (TAY), Micro practice.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Aguydo, Angel
  • Anderson, Kevin
  • Alvarez, Shay
  • Bell, Christi
  • Benitez, Daniel
  • Bowman, Denise
  • Brown, Christine
  • Cunningham, Maryclaire
  • Deermer, Coleen
  • De Jesus, Shauna
  • Elliott, Teri
  • Eshanzada, Riba
  • Estrada, Rachel
  • Evans, R. Marlene
  • Fierro, Gus
  • Godoy, Andrew
  • Gonzalez, Jose
  • Harris, Robert
  • Hecker, Lisa

  • Jones, Paul

  • Macon-Richard, Ariel

  • Manio, Kurt
  • Marshall, Alesha
  • McAlpin, Frank
  • Melancon, Sandy
  • Perez, Nicholas
  • Revoner, Linda
  • Reyes, Alejandro
  • Richter, Sally
  • Self, Teri
  • Skenderian, Ann
  • Smith, Amanda
  • Sylvester, Heather
  • Thomas, Lakesha
  • Turnbull, Kathy
  • Young, Tiffany

Administrative Staff

Main School Office,

Master's Program

 

Angela Garcia

Administrative Support Coordinator - II

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Vacant

Administrative Support Assistant

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Peter Nguyen

Information Technology Consultant

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Field Education Program Office

(UEC)

 

Jolynne Morgan

Administrative Assistant

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Title IV-E Grant

Bachelor's Program Office (UEC)

 

Angela Becktel

Administrative Assistant

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Jordyn Ybarra

Administrative Assistant

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Maria Roa

Administrative Assistant

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Pathway Online Program Office

(CEGE)

 

Paola Serrano-Montes

Administrative Assistant

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