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By attracting and supporting a world-class faculty with the unique ability to conduct and translate academic research into action and positive social outcomes, the School of Social Work provides its students an unmatched opportunity for education and application at one of the top schools of its kind in the nation.

Our faculty is one of the most diverse in The University of Texas at Austin, with a wide range of expertise in many topics including mental illness, substance abuse, health behavior interventions, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, child welfare, aging, grief and loss, and juvenile justice. See researchers profiles.

Professors Directory Table
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Barbara Anderson Barbara AndersonDetailsClinical ProfessorRoom #: 3.124EPhone: 512-232-7118Email: barbara.a@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Generalist practice, child welfare, medical social work and field education.
Kathleen (Kathy) Armenta, LCSW, ACSW Kathleen (Kathy) Armenta, LCSW, ACSWDetailsClinical ProfessorRoom #: 3.124CPhone: 512-471-8230Email: karmenta@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Field education; social change and community practice; school-based social work; community organizing and leadership development; experiential interventions and play interventions.
Marilyn Armour, Ph.D. Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorRoom #: 3.212DPhone: 512-471-3197Email: marmour@utexas.eduInterests: Family members of homicide victims, restorative justice implementation and evaluation, school-to-prison pipeline, restorative dialogue, qualitative research methods, violent death.
Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPADetailsProfessor and Director, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual AssaultRoom #: FAC 426JPhone: 512-471-2877Email: nbusch@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Violence against women and children; social and public policy; social justice; international social work education, training and practice; and adoption and child welfare issues.
Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D. Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in GerontologyRoom #: 3.122DPhone: 512-232-9590Email: nchoi@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Geriatric Mental Health; Depression Treatment in Aging Services; Social Policy for older persons (Social Security and Supplemental Security Income); Program evaluation.
Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Ph.D. Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Ph.D.DetailsSenior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Undergraduate Programs, and ProfessorRoom #: 2.202CPhone: 512-232-3548Email: ahcole@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Pedagogy and curricula in higher education, brief counseling interventions, mentoring, and social work and religion/spirituality.
Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D. Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and Associate Dean for ResearchRoom #: 3.208GAPhone: 512-232-0625Email: ccubbin@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Social epidemiology; social inequalities in health; neighborhood environments and health; conceptualization and measurement of socioeconomic status/position
Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D. Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.DetailsCullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education and Distinguished Teaching ProfessorRoom #: 3.130BPhone: 512-471-9227Email: ddinitto@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Social welfare policy, alcohol and drug problems, and women’s issues
Rowena Fong, Ed.D. Rowena Fong, Ed.D.DetailsRuby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and FamiliesRoom #: 3.122GPhone: 512-471-1393Email: rfong@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Adoptions and child welfare; International adoptions from China; Chinese American children and families; Women and children victims of Human Trafficking; Disproportionality in public child welfare; Culturally competent practice; Translational research and practice.
Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D. Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate Dean for Doctoral Education and Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental HealthRoom #: 2.228Phone: 512-471-0533Email: cfranklin@mail.utexas.eduInterests: School mental health, solution-focused brief therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youths
Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSW Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSWDetailsProfessor, University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorRoom #: 3.122APhone: 512-232-9330Email: lorikay@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Substance abuse prevention, culturally grounded social work practice, adult and adolescent substance abuse and recovery, and social work with groups.
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D. Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor, Associate Dean for Health Affairs, and Co-Director for Institute for Collaborative Health Research and PracticeRoom #: 3.212GPhone: 512-475-9367Email: barbarajones@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Pediatric palliative and end of life care, grief and loss, childhood cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, children with medical complexity, parenting interventions in pediatrics, resilience, meaning-making and post traumatic growth, interprofessional education, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics, and international social work.
Jane A. Kretzschmar, LCSW Jane A. Kretzschmar, LCSWDetailsClinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Master's ProgramsRoom #: 2.244Phone: 512-471-8209Email: swjak@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Gatekeeping in social work education, field education, school social work, social work values and ethics, individual and family counseling, employee assistance programs.
Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D. Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.DetailsClara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Criminal Justice and Chair of the Administration and Policy Practice ConcentrationRoom #: 3.130JPhone: 512-471-9246Email: mll@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Criminal justice, organizational development, computer applications to organizational and community development. Criminal justice; child welfare; U.S.-Mexico relations
Jane Maxwell, Ph.D. Jane Maxwell, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ProfessorRoom #: HLP 335LPhone: 512-232-0610Email: jcmaxwell@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Research in trends and patterns of substance abuse in Texas, nationally, and internationally, with special interest on the US-Mexico border; research in patterns of use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone, and other opiate drugs; impaired driving programs; and synthetic estimation techniques.
Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D. Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Professor and Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor EmeritaRoom #: 3.212AEmail: r.mcroy@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services.
Mary K. Mulvaney Mary K. MulvaneyDetailsClinical ProfessorRoom #: 3.124APhone: 512-471-9827Email: mmulvaney@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, child welfare, child and family services, administration and management.
Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D. Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.DetailsClara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Child Welfare and Director of the CSWE Center for Diversity and Social and Economic JusticeRoom #: 3.130KPhone: 512-471-6266Email: ypadilla@utexas.eduInterests: Population studies focusing on racial and ethnic disparities in health and well-being with an emphasis on Mexican American children and families, poverty, immigration, and applications to social welfare policy development. Areas of practice specialization: policy analysis and community practice.
Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D. Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.DetailsBert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor in Social Work, Coordinator of Clinical Social Work Concentration, and Co-Director for Institute for Collaborative Health Research and PracticeRoom #: 3.106BPhone: 512-232-3405Email: bpomeroy@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Clinical social work courses with a focus on mental health, health and children and families; HIV/AIDS interventions; crime victims; interventions for offenders in the criminal justice system; and clinical social work group interventions for children, adults and families.
Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSW Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsJosleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor for Direct Practice in Social Work and Director of Social Work Learning Resource CenterRoom #: 1.218GPhone: 512-471-0520Email: cshorkey@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Generalist practice in social work, mental health and substance use disorders treatment, spirituality and faith-based alcohol/drug abuse treatment, and culturally competent/relevant services for underserved populations in chemical dependence programs.
Richard Spence, Ph.D. Richard Spence, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ProfessorRoom #: HLP 335PPhone: 512-232-0608Email: rtspence@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Research in the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems; Needs assessment for AOD services; Outcomes assessment and performance management for AOD treatment; Planning and statewide resource allocation for AOD services.
David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsUniversity Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public AffairsRoom #: SRH 3.328Phone: 512-232-7062Email: dwspringer@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Reform; Leadership in Human Service Systems; Community-Based Interventions with At-Risk Youth; Community-Based Research and Intervention Research; Applied Psychometric Theory and Scale Development.
Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D. Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and Meadows Foundation Centennial Professor in the Quality of Life in the Rural EnvironmentRoom #: 3.130GPhone: 512-471-0543Email: cstreeter@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Organization behavior and social administration, disaster preparedness and community response to crisis, school social work and dropout prevention, quality management in human services rural human services, social research and measurement.
Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW, LCSW Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW, LCSWDetailsClinical Professor and Adjunct Faculty LiaisonRoom #: 3.124KPhone: 512-475-7328Email: sudolsky@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Clinical social work, clinical supervision, program development and community practice.
Mary Velasquez, Ph.D. Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.DetailsCentennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional and Corporate Excellence; Director, Health Behavior Research and Training InstituteRoom #: HLP 295MPhone: 512-471-7019Email: velasquez@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Behavioral Health, Integrated Primary Care, Evidence-based interventions, Transtheoretical Model (stages of change),  Motivational Interviewing.
Tanya Voss Tanya VossDetailsClinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Field EducationRoom #: 2.234Phone: 512-471-0510Email: tmvoss@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, clinical supervision, policy and practice, community-based services for juvenile and criminal justice client-family systems, children of incarcerated parents.
Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D. Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.DetailsDean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social PolicyRoom #: 2.202BPhone: 512-471-1937Email: lzayas@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Adapting interventions for diverse ethnocultural families; suicide attempts among young Latinos; child and adolescent mental health; family functioning; advocacy for U.S. citizen-children.
Associate Professors Directory Table
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Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D. Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Associate ProfessorRoom #: HLP 335KPhone: 512-475-8040Email: elisa.borah@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Military social work, behavioral health, evidence-based interventions for PTSD.
Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D. Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.106EPhone: 512-471-2797Email: esther.calzada@austin.utexas.edu
Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsResearch Associate ProfessorRoom #: LAC 1.204BPhone: 512-471-7191Email: mfaulkner@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Child welfare, teen pregnancy/parenthood, women's health, child care, Latino families, immigration, child and family policy, advanced statistics: hierarchal linear modeling.
Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D. Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.130HPhone: 512-471-8229Email: dgm@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Africentric interventions, global health and mental health disparities, international development and social entrepreneurship.
Yuri Jang, Ph.D. Yuri Jang, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.130CPhone: 512-471-1702Email: yjang12@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Gerontology; Health disparities; Minority aging; Mental health and service utilization.
Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSW Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSWDetailsClinical Associate ProfessorRoom #: 3.124FPhone: 512-471-9240Email: tlinseisen@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Child abuse/neglect, children's mental health issues, family treatment, field instruction, social work methods, foster care and adoption issues, young adult issues, and clinical supervision.
Molly Lopez, Ph.D. Molly Lopez, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Associate ProfessorRoom #: HLP 310BEPhone: 512-232-0614Email: mlopez@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Mental health services research, evidence-based practice, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, implementation science, fidelity assessment, workforce competency, systems of care.
Vicki Y. Packheiser, LCSW, ACSW Vicki Y. Packheiser, LCSW, ACSWDetailsClinical Associate Professor and Provost Teaching FellowRoom #: 2.240Phone: 512-471-2364Email: vpackheiser@mail.utexas.eduInterests: The importance of creativity at all levels of social work practice, the creative and expressive art therapies, clinical practice, international social work, field education, service learning, professional resilience and the prevention of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout.
Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D. Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.122EPhone: 512-471-7160Email: mrountree@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Core research focus is in the area of health disparities in relation to socio-political, cultural and structural factors. Specific, narrowed inquiry is in the investigation of mental health and health associated with the intersection between intimate partner violence (IPV) and heightened risk for HIV/AIDS. Additional areas of research are the development and evaluation of evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions and prevention strategies tailored to women and communities of color.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D. Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: HLP 295JPhone: 512-232-0633Email: vonsternberg@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Testing health behavior interventions based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing including prevention of alcohol- and tobacco-exposed pregnancy, HIV prevention and safer sexual practices, and alcohol and other substance abuse in medical settings; examining  mechanisms of change and conducting psychometric analyses of current process of change assessments.
Assistant Professors Directory Table
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Terrence T. Allen, MSSA, Ph.D. Terrence T. Allen, MSSA, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.130DPhone: 512-232-4420Email: tallen@austin.utexas.eduInterests: The intersection between the child welfare, juvenile justice, education and mental health systems; the interaction between police and juveniles in urban communities; urban neighborhood development and community based program development and evaluation.
Yessenia Castro, Ph.D. Yessenia Castro, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: HLP 295DPhone: 512-232-0778Email: ycastro@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions for health risk behaviors; effects of cultural factors, gender, and race/ethnicity on health behavior; Latino health; psychometrics.
Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D. Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender StudiesRoom #: 3.130LPhone: 512-471-1713Email: sdeluca@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Suicide prevention with a focus on early adolescence to emerging adulthood; culturally appropriate interventions; help-seeking attitudes and behaviors; mental health disparities
Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D. Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.122CPhone: 512-232-4418Email: laurengulbas@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Culture and Mental Health, Suicidal Behavior, Immigration, Family Systems, Race and Gender Studies, Latin America  
Mercedes Hernandez, Ph.D., LCSW Mercedes Hernandez, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106FPhone: 512-471-8189Email: mercedeh@utexas.eduInterests: Serious mental illness; mental health disparities; first-episode psychosis; culturally competent evidenced-based treatment for racial and ethnic minorities with serious mental illness and their families.
Cossy Hough, LCSW Cossy Hough, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124GPhone: 512-471-8226Email: cossyhough@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, case management, social administration, social welfare, public health, medical social work.
Elizabeth Mueller, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: SUT 4.114Phone: 512-471-1151Email: ejmueller@mail.utexas.edu
Angela M. Nonaka, Ph.D. Angela M. Nonaka, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106DPhone: 512-232-1942Email: angelanonaka@austin.utexas.edu
Sarah Sloan, LCSW-S Sarah Sloan, LCSW-SDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124HPhone: 512-471-9107Email: ssloan@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, clinical practice, group therapy, supervision, mindfulness, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, and generalist practice.
Robin Smith, LCSW Robin Smith, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant Professor and Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program CoordinatorRoom #: 3.124JPhone: 512-471-3438Email: robinsmith@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education; mental health and chemical dependency assessment and recovery; medical social work and behavioral health interventions; suicide assessment and prevention; crisis intervention; 12-step recovery; family interventions.
Dede Sparks, LMSW Dede Sparks, LMSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124BPhone: 512-471-9063Email: dsparks@austin.utexas.edu
Sarah Swords, LCSW Sarah Swords, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124DPhone: 512-471-7231Email: saswords@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, gerontology, domestic violence, eating disorders, women's mental health, and philanthropy.
Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D. Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106CPhone: 512-471-1003Email: ahmedwhitt@utexas.edu
Research Scientists Directory Table
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Tom Bohman, Ph.D. Tom Bohman, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ScientistRoom #: HLP 335EPhone: 512-232-0605Email: bohman@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Substance abuse; evaluation; survey research; design and analysis of longitudinal research studies with particular focus on prevention studies; analysis of non-independent data (e.g., data from families); multilevel modeling; generalized linear models; complex survey sampling.
Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D. Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Associate and Adjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: HLP 335GPhone: 512-232-0618Email: dacohen@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Behavioral health services research, transition-aged youth, health information technology, integrated healthcare, care coordination, behavioral health policy, disability policy, implementation science.
Noel Landuyt, Ph.D. Noel Landuyt, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Associate and LecturerRoom #: HLP 345BPhone: 512-471-9831Email: nlanduyt@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Organizational development and assessment, leadership development. Non-profit management, Public Safety.
Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D. Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.DetailsDirector, Office of the Associate Dean for ResearchRoom #: 3.208FPhone: 512-471-9219Email: carolmarie@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Research administration; adolescent pregnancy prevention; intensive case management for adolescent parents; reproductive health; research design; program evaluation.
Lori MangrumDetailsResearch ScientistRoom #: HLP 335Phone: 512-232-0641Email: lmangrum@mail.utexas.edu
Stephanie L. Rivaux, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsResearch Associate and Adjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: s_rivaux@mail.utexas.edu
Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D. Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ScientistRoom #: HLP 310BAPhone: 512-289-0148Email: stacey.manser@mail.utexas.edu
Lynn Wallisch, Ph.D. Lynn Wallisch, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ScientistRoom #: HLP 335NPhone: 512-232-0611Email: lynn.wallisch@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Substance abuse; problem gambling; survey research; acculturation.
Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSW Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsSenior Project Director and Adjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.116BPhone: 512-471-3198Email: leilawood@austin.utexas.edu
Lecturers Directory Table
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John Luk, M.D. John Luk, M.D.DetailsLecturer and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dell Medical SchoolPhone: 512-324-0165Email: jluk@seton.orgInterests: Pre-health professions education; Medical education; Interprofessional education; Team work; Communications; Ethics; Professional Identity Formation; Pediatrics; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D. Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.DetailsLecturerRoom #: 3.122FPhone: 512-471-1831Email: diane.rhodes@utexas.eduInterests: Family violence, partner violence, violence against women, social inequity, popular culture
Melissa Smith, M.D. Melissa Smith, M.D.DetailsSenior LecturerRoom #: 3.106GPhone: 512-475-9843Email: melissacsmith@utexas.eduInterests: Health disparities, community participatory research, health literacy, women's health, global health
Adjuncts Directory Table
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Zaccheus J. Ahonle, Ph.D., CRC Zaccheus J. Ahonle, Ph.D., CRCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: ahonlezac@utexas.edu
Rosalie Ambrosino, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: rosalie.ambrosino@gmail.com
Bob Ambrosino, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: ambrosinorobert@gmail.com
Norton ArmourDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-371-7909Email: narmour@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Counseling individuals and families with chronic and terminal illness. Volunteers with Hospice Austin and American Cancer Society.
Joan E. Asseff, LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: joan.asseff@yahoo.com
Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., MSW Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., MSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: abarczyk@utexas.eduInterests: Youth behavioral health, youth suicide, child welfare, injury prevention, pediatric trauma, trauma-informed care, mental illness stigma, advanced statistics: structural equation modeling.
Natalie Beck, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: natalie.d.beck@gmail.com
Mary Beer, LCSW Mary Beer, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: mbeer1234@yahoo.com
Chris BurnettDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: burnett@austin.utexas.edu
Elaine Cavazos, LCSW Elaine Cavazos, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: ehcavazos@utexas.edu
Patricia A. Cody, MSW, PhDDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-491-8327Email: triciacody@mail.utexas.edu
Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D., LCSW Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jbaez@smith.eduInterests: Social and Emotional Learning, Trauma and Resilience, School Mental Health, At-Risk Youth, Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research, Social Work Distance and Online Education, Residential Services for Emotionally Disturbed Youth, and Family Therapy.
David Evans David EvansDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-440-4031Email: david.evans@atcic.orgInterests: Accreditation and quality improvement, executive management, residential treatment, and systems of care.
Ruth Fagan-Wilen, Ph.D., LCSW Ruth Fagan-Wilen, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 210-219-0055Email: ruthfagan@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Marital and group therapy, using parllel processes (teaching and practice) in classroom instruction. Developed the Birth Family Continuum Model to help protective service workers and foster and adoptive parents work with birth parents.
Pamela Haynes, DCSW, BCD, LCSW Pamela Haynes, DCSW, BCD, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-219-7500Email: phaynes@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Currently working in private practice. Her areas of expertise include: practice and supervision of a variety of therapy models including individual psychotherapy, family therapy, hypnotherapy, and therapeutic groups such as adults molested as children. Prior to coming to Austin she was on the faculty of the Family Practice Residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center, teaching F.P. and F.P. - Psychiatry interns and residents.
Margaret Hill, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: margaret.duval.hill@gmail.comInterests: Attachment and neurobiology-based therapies, family of origin issues, parenting, individual and group decision making.
Allyson Jervey Allyson JerveyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-763-0478Email: allyjervey@earthlink.netInterests: School-based mental health, outpatient therapies, and supervising clinicians working toward advanced licensure. Expertise includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, play therapy, the treatment of trauma survivors and attachment-disordered children.
Dana JonesDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: dana.jones@utexas.edu
Laura Jones-Swann Laura Jones-SwannDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-475-8352Email: lalaswann@gmail.comInterests: Program and curriculum development, providing educational programs to the community, teaching and helping support individuals on their journey of recovery and self awareness.M
Dina Kassler, Ph.D. Dina Kassler, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: dinakassler@yahoo.comInterests: Geropsychology; Treatment outcome research; Depression treatment modalities; Psychopharmacology; Addictions treatment.
Lori Lewis-ConerlyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: lorilconerly@yahoo.com
Sarah McCafferty, LCSW Sarah McCafferty, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-299-4406Email: sarah.m.mccafferty@gmail.comInterests: School-based social work, community organizing, social change movements, integration of multiple social identities, experiential group work, and generalist practice.
Alma MenaDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: alma.mena@austin.utexas.edu
Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D. Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-480-8086Email: yerzaborzoi@aol.comInterests: Professional interests include the clinical implications of the neurobiology of relationships between and among people as it relates to social service delivery and clinical work, with particular interest in group work, supervision, attachment, adolescents, and trauma.
Rosamaria Murillo, Ph.D., LMSW Rosamaria Murillo, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: rmurillo@austin.rr.comInterests: Organizational development within health and human service organizations; strategic planning; stakeholder engagement; policy practice, community-based participatory research, and workforce development
Jack Nowicki, LCSW Jack Nowicki, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jnowickisfbt@gmail.comInterests: Strengths-based Counseling; Family Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Youth Development; Adult Education.
Cynthia Penwell, LCSW Cynthia Penwell, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: cspenwell@utexas.edu
Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPH Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPHDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 619-994-1871Email: spotts@utexas.edu
Jaclyn N. Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC Jaclyn N. Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jsepp@me.comInterests: Jaclyn specializes in the therapeutic treatment of children, providing collaborative and responsive treatment to children, teens and their families.
Alba SerenoDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: alba.sereno@gmail.com
Deborah Sharp Deborah SharpDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: deborah.sharp@austin.utexas.edu
Jennifer Silva, LCSW Jennifer Silva, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jennifersilva@utexas.edu
Russell Smith, LMSW Russell Smith, LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-491-8327Email: russasmith@aol.com
Laura Elmore Sovine, LMSW-AP Laura Elmore Sovine, LMSW-APDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: laura.sovine@co.travis.tx.us
Julie SpeirDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: julie.speir@lifeworksaustin.org
Miki Tesh, Ph.D. Miki Tesh, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: tesh.miki@gmail.com
Earley UllrichDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: swdolphins@yahoo.com
Rachel Union, LCSW Rachel Union, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: rachelaunion@gmail.com
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: sgupta@austin.utexas.edu
Deborah Webb, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, LCDC Deborah Webb, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, LCDCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-799-9358Email: debbiewebb@aol.comInterests: A dual diagnosis (severe mental Illness and chemical dependency) expert consultant. The founder of Good Chemistry Groups for persons with dual disorders.
Shane Whalley Shane WhalleyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-917-3565Email: swhalley@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Long term psychotherapy with individuals, couples and groups. Areas of expertise include: women's issues, gay, lesbian, and gender identity issues, and social justice.
Christine Winston, LCSW Christine Winston, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-289-5802Email: christinewinston@gmail.com

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