Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Faculty

Department Faculty

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

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

Claudia J. Coulton, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research and Social Change
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

Ronald Davis, MSW
(University of Akron)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work
Medical social work,hospice & palliative care,trauma, diversity and inclusion

Marjorie Edguer, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Assistant Professor, 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
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
Violence prevention, mental health, program evaluation

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

Adrianne Fletcher, PhD
(Loyola University)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Disproportionality in child welfare system and across social institutions, implicit association/bias, issues of diversity, social welfare policy, social justive and advocacy, child welfare and Indian child welfare

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 Advisor
Direct practice, adult and adolescent mental health, assessment and diagnosis, criminal justice

Brian K. Gran, PhD
(Northwestern University)
Associate 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

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

Peter Hovmand, PhD,MSW
(Michigan State University)
Professor, School of Medicine
Center for Community Health Integration

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

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

Jennifer King, DSW
(University of Pennsylvania)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Clinical social work,trauma-informed care,childhood trauma

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)
Senior Instructor,Social Work
Trauma informed care,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

Kimberly McFarlin, MSSA, MNO
(Case Western Reserve University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work
Field education, international social work

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 Professor, Social Work;
Evaluation of community-based initiatives, community and social development practice and urban poverty research

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

Ann Nguyen, PhD
(University of Michigan)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Gerontology,mental health disparities, informal social support, social networks, subjective wellbeing, African American, Afro-Carribean, religion

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

Nicole Parker, MSW
(Cleveland State University)
Clinical Instructor,Social Work;Field Advisor
Field education,global culture,clinical & community practice

Dana Prince, PhD
(University of Washington)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Impact of cumulative disadvantage on youth development trajectories, risk behavior and health outcomes,intersectionality of race, class, gender and youth health disparities, youth transitions,school and community-based prevention, program development and evaluation

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

Maureen Riley-Behringer, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Lecturer, Social Work
Global child welfare & well being,human behavior,social policy

Nancy M. Rolock, PhD
(University of Illinois-Chicago)
Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice
Child welfare,post permanency and intervention research

J. Richard Romaniuk, PhD
(Polish Academy of Sciences,Warsaw Poland)
Lecturer,Social Work
Neuroscience, immigration, clinical social work

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

Mark I. Singer, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare;
Adolescent mental health, adolescent substance abuse, youth-related violence

Susan Snyder, MSW
(New York University)
Clinical Instructor,Social Work; Field Advisor
Field education, clinical social work practice

Jody Timko, MSW
(Cleveland State University)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work; Field 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 Bach-Van Valkenburgh, PhD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Lecturer, Social Work
Adult mental health

Laura A. Voith, PhD
(University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Intimate partner violence, violence prevention

Chenobia Webster-Hill, DSW
(University of Tennessee -Knoxville)
Clinical Instructor, Social Work ; Field 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

Angela Whidden, EdD
(Argosy University)
Clinical instructor,Social Work;Field Advisor
Field educaton,early childhood & family therapy

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

Jessica Wojtalik, PhD
(University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor,Social Work
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy

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 serious mental illness,substance abuse and dementia