2016-17 General Bulletin

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Department Faculty

Sarah S. Andrews, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Senior Instructor, Social Work; Director, School Social Work Program
Family development, death, loss & bereavement, women's issues

Barbara Anthony, PhD
(Georgia State University)
Research Assistant Professor , Social Work
Community psychology, effects of poverty on early childhood development

Mark P. Aulisio, PhD
(Bowling Green State University)
Associate Professor, Bioethics and Social Work; Director, MA Program in Bioethics; Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, MetroHealth
Intersection of political philosophy and bioethics, consultation

David E. Biegel, PhD
(University of Maryland)
Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice:Chair, Doctoral Program:Co-Director, Center on Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: Professor of Psychiatry (Secondary Appointment);Professor of Sociology(Secondary Appointment)
Mental health, informal support systems, aging, caregiving

Merri Elizabeth Brindo, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work; Field Faculty Advisor
Child welfare

Mark G. Chupp, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor, Social Work: Director of International Education Programs
Inter-group dialogue and conflict transformation, citizen participation, community building, community organizing, appreciative inquiry, service learning

Rashonda Clay-Douthit, MSW
(University of Maryland)
Clinical Instructor,Online Field Education Faculty Advisor
Social work methods, social welfare

Claudia J. Coulton, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research and Social Change; Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
Research in urban poverty, neighborhoods, community development

David Crampton, PhD
(University of Michigan)
Associate Professor, Social Work
Child welfare, community and social development, program evaluation

Marjorie Edguer, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Lecturer, Social Work
Resilience in children and youth, immigrant youth, trauma and loss, high risk youth

Kathleen J. Farkas, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor, Social Work
Co-occuring substance abuse and mental disorders, jail/prison-based treatment, women/elderly substance abuse assessment and treatment

Robert L. Fischer, PhD
(Vanderbilt University)
Associate Professor of Research, Social Work; Co-Director, Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development; Director, Master of Nonprofit Organizations Degree Program
Program evaluation, social/behavioral intervention research, child/family interventions, nonprofit programming, policy studies

Daniel J. Flannery, PhD
(The Ohio State University)
Semi J. and Ruth Begun Professor in Violence Research Prevention and Education; Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Violence prevention, mental health, program evaluation

Mark S. Fleisher, PhD
(Washington State University)
Research Professor, Social Work
Gangs, prisoner violence, cultural resilience

Darcy A. Freedman, PhD
(Vanderbilt University)
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Food access interventions,health equity,public health literacy, qualitative methods,primary prevention of chronic disease

Kathi l. Overmier Gant, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work; Field Faculty Advisor
Direct practice, adult and adolescent mental health, assessment and diagnosis, criminal justice

Grover C. Gilmore, PhD
(Johns Hopkins University)
Jack,Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences; Professor, Social Work and Psychology
Visual perception and aging, Alzheimer's disease, intelligence

Brian K. Gran, PhD
(Northwestern University)
Associte Professor, Sociology
Children's rights and social policy

Victor K. Groza, PhD
(University of Oklahoma)
Grace G. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies
Child welfare workforce and systems, older child and sibling group adoptions, intercountry adoption, international child welfare

Timothy F. Hagan, Honorary Doctor of Law
(Cleveland State University)
Distinguished Visiting Faculty for Public Policy
Politics and policy, children's issues

Megan Holmes, PhD
(University of California, Los Angeles)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Domestic violence, alcohol use and child maltreatment, research

David Hussey, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor, Social Work
Substance abuse, violence, social and behavioral science, psychopathology

Merl C. Hokenstad Jr., PhD
(Brandeis University)
Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor; Distinguished University Professor; Professor, Global Health and Disease, School of Medicine
International social welfare, health and social services policy and programs for older people, social work education

Deborah Regenbogen Jacobson, PhD
(Tulane University)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
International education and administration, practice evaluation

Jeffrey Janata, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor, Psychiatry UH
Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, Pain Disorders, Outcomes Measurement

Mark L. Joseph, PhD
(University of Chicago)
Associate Professor, Social Work
Urban poverty, community development, mixed-income development, comprehensive community initiatives

Eva Kahana, PhD
(University of Chicago)
Pierce T. & Elizabeth D. Robson Professor of Humanities; Professor, Social Work; Director, Elderly Care Research Center
Sociology of aging, medical sociology, social factors in stress and coping

Jill E. Korbin, PhD
(University of California, Los Angeles)
Professor, Anthropology and Social Work; Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies; Co-Director, Childhood Studies Interdisciplinary Program; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Culture and human development, child well-being and child maltreatment, cultural, medical and psychological anthropology

Siran M. Koroukian, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor, Social Work; Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Methodological issues in the use of large databases in health services research, Medicare and Medicaid programs, cancer-related and other health disparities

Amy Korsch-Williams, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Instructor,Social Work; Director of Field Education
Field Education

Jeff M. Kretschmar, PhD
(Miami University of Florida)
Assistant Professor of Research, Social Work
Violence and aggression, suicide, victimization, mental health and substance abuse

Sana Loue, PhD
(University of Southern California at Los Angeles and Case Western Reserve University)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Director for Minority Public Health, School of Medicine
Immigration law and health, impact of HIV on the family, HIV in underserved populations, ethics in research, public health and law

Gerald J. Mahoney, PhD
(Vanderbilt University)
Verna Houck Motto Professor of Families and Communities; Director, Center on Interventions for Children and Families
Early childhood mental health, early intervention, parent education, disabilities

Soad Mansour, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work; Director of International Affairs
Management, policy, international social work, community development

Kimberly McFarlin, MSSA, MNO
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work
Field Education, International Social Woork

David B. Miller, PhD
(University of Pittsburgh)
Associate Professor, Social Work
African American fatherhood, violence as a public health problem, child maltreatment, adolescent resiliency factors, treatment of individuals exposed to violence

Sharon E. Milligan, PhD
(University of Pittsburgh)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Chair, Master's Program; Associate Professor, Social Work; Associate Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
Evaluation of community-based initiatives, community and social development practice and urban poverty research

Meeyoung Oh Min, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Research Assistant Professor, Social Work
Substance-using mothers and their children, childhood trauma and its correlates/consequences, reseach methods and statistics

Sonia Minnes, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor, Social Work
Behavioral and mental health outcomes of prenatally drug-exposed children

Diana Morris, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing; Executive Director, Case Western Reserve University Center on Aging and Health
Geriatric mental health, aging and quality of life, family care giving, science of unitary human beings

Cristina Nedelcu, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Lecturer, Social Work
Child welfare,immigration & adoption,child and adolescent development,trauma survivors,child and adolescent mental health

Nancy V. Neuer, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work, Field Faculty Advisor
Clinical social work, health

G. Regina Nixon, PhD
(Howard University)
Instructor, Social Work
Poverty/high-risk populations, cultural diversity

Lori Longs Painter, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work, Field Faculty Advisor
Social work practice

Andrea Goodloe Porter, MSSA
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work; Assistant Dean, Student Services; Director, Student Services
Child abuse and child welfare, domestic violence, sexual abuse identification,investigation and treatment, crisis intervention

Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship,University Hospitals Case Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
Substance abuse,mental health

Francisca Richter, PhD
(Oklahoma State University)
Research Assistant Professor, Social Work
Economic behavior

Richard Romaniuk, PhD
(Polish Academy of Sciences,Warsaw Poland)
Lecturer,Social Work
Neuroscience, immigration

Robert J. Ronis, MD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Douglas Danford Bond Professor and Chair, Psychiatry; Professor, Social Work
Addiction psychiatry, public health, community mental health, co-occurring disorders

LaShon Sawyer, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Director of Online Education, Clinical Instructor, Social Work: Interim Director of Field Education
Mental health, juvenile justice

Mark I. Singer, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare; Co-Director, Center on Substance Abuse and Mental Illness; Deputy Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Adolescent mental health, adolescent substance abuse, youth-related violence

Sree N. Sreenath, PhD
(University of Maryland, College Park)
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,Director of Case Complex Systems Biology Center
Sustainable development, population behavior, modeling and control of multibody systems

Gerald Strom, MSW
(Howard University)
Senior Instructor, Social Work; Director, Intensive Weekend Program
Child abuse, growth and development, sex abuse investigation and treatment, clinical practice

Sherlina Thomas, PhD
(Walden University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work, Online Field Faculty Advisor
Youth advocacy,Minority education

Jody Timko, MSW
(Cleveland State University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work,Online Field Faculty Advisor
Medical, residential and community services to children,families, and adults

Aloen Townsend, PhD
(University of Michigan)
Professor, Social Work; Associate Professor, Sociology;
Adult development and aging, research methods and statistics, adult physical and mental health, families and formal service systems

Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD
(University of Washington)
Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social Work: Associate Dean Research and Training
Co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, social networks, social support

Chenobia Webster, DSW
(University of Tennessee -Knoxville)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work;Online Field Education Faculty Advisor
Anxiety,depression,chronic mental health, Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT),Motivational Interviewing (MI)

James J. Werner, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine
Health behavior change, methods for mental health service delivery and direct practice in primary care, practice-based research networks, clinician education

Scott A. Wilkes, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor, Social Work:Assistant Dean Academic Affairs
Child welfare, mental health, nonprofit management, social work ethics

Rhonda Y. Williams, PhD
(University of Pennsylvania)
Associate Professor, History; Director, CWRU Social Justice Institute
Social justice, race/ethnicity, urban activism

Shanika Wilson, DSW
(University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work; Online Field Education Faculty Adviosr
Clinical practice and leadership, mental health and substance abuse

Zoe Breen Wood, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Adoption, child welfare, policy and practice, social work methods, international travel and study, leadership, ability based learning

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Kate Hanna Harvey Professior in Community Health Nursing
Treatment and prevention of depression across the lifespan,maintaing health and functioning of elders and grandmothers,family caregiving of persons with serios mental illness,substance abuse and dementia