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Professors Directory Table
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Barbara Anderson Barbara AndersonDetailsClinical ProfessorEmail: barbara.a@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Generalist practice, child welfare, medical social work and field education.
Marilyn Armour, Ph.D. Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212DPhone: 512-471-3197Email: marmour@utexas.edu Interests: 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 AssaultSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 1.218HAPhone: 512-232-6388Email: nbusch@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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 Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in GerontologySocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122DPhone: 512-232-9590Email: nchoi@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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 and ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 2.202CPhone: 512-471-9824Email: ahcole@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Social work and chronic illness, health humanities, and social work and religion/spirituality.  
Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D. Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and Associate Dean for ResearchSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.208GAPhone: 512-232-0625Email: ccubbin@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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 ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130BPhone: 512-471-9227Email: ddinitto@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Social welfare policy, alcohol and drug problems, and women’s issues
Rowena Fong, Ed.D. Rowena Fong, Ed.D.DetailsRuby Lee Piester Centennial Professor Emerita in Services to Children and FamiliesEmail: rfong@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Adoptions, child welfare, Chinese American children and families, human trafficking, 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 HealthSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 2.228Phone: 512-471-0533Email: cfranklin@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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., ACSWDetailsSteve Hicks Professor of Addiction, Recovery and Substance Abuse ServicesSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122APhone: 512-232-9330Email: lorikay@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Substance abuse prevention and recovery, culturally grounded social work practice, social work with groups.
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D. Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.DetailsJosleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor for Direct Practice in Social Work, Associate Dean for Health AffairsSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212GPhone: 512-475-9367Email: barbarajones@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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.
Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D. Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.DetailsClara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Criminal JusticeSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130JPhone: 512-471-9246Email: mll@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Criminal justice, organizational development, computer applications to organizational and community development. Criminal justice; child welfare; U.S.-Mexico relations
Sandy Magaña, Ph.D., MSW Sandy Magaña, Ph.D., MSWDetailsProfessor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130HPhone: 512-232-9216Email: smagana@austin.utexas.edu
Elizabeth Matsui, M.D., M.H.S. Elizabeth Matsui, M.D., M.H.S.DetailsProfessor of Population Health and Pediatrics, Dell Medical SchoolPhone: 512-471-1700Email: ematsui@utexas.edu
Jane Maxwell, Ph.D. Jane Maxwell, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Professor EmeritaEmail: jcmaxwell@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Trends and patterns of substance abuse in Texas, nationally, and internationally, with special interest on the US-Mexico border; patterns of use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone, and other opiate drugs; impaired driving programs; synthetic estimation techniques.
Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D. Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.DetailsRuby Lee Piester Centennial Professor EmeritaSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212AEmail: r.mcroy@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services.
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 JusticeSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130KPhone: 512-471-6266Email: ypadilla@utexas.edu Interests: 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, Co-Director for Institute for Collaborative Health Research and PracticeSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.106BPhone: 512-232-3405Email: bpomeroy@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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 Emeritus of Direct Practice in Social Work and Director of Social Work Learning Resource CenterSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 1.218GPhone: 512-471-0520Email: cshorkey@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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.
Stephen Sonnenberg, MD Stephen Sonnenberg, MDDetailsProfessor of InstructionEmail: ssonnenberg@utexas.edu Interests: Points of intersection of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, medical education, population health and other areas of scholarly inquiry. Subjects of study include war and violence; architecture in relation to health care; psychic trauma and PTSD; addiction and its treatment; education and effective teaching methods; medical humanities, ethics and the doctor-patient relationship; and health and human rights.
Richard Spence, Ph.D. Richard Spence, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ProfessorLake Austin Centre (LAC) Room 1.204Phone: 512-232-0608Email: rtspence@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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. David W. Springer, Ph.D.DetailsUniversity Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community ServicePhone: 512-232-7062Email: dwspringer@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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 EnvironmentSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130GPhone: 512-471-0543Email: cstreeter@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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.
William Tierney, M.D. William Tierney, M.D.DetailsProfessor; Chair, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical SchoolEmail: tierney@utexas.edu
Mary Velasquez, Ph.D. Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.DetailsCentennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional and Corporate Excellence; Director, Health Behavior Research and Training InstituteJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 1.212APhone: 512-471-7019Email: velasquez@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Behavioral Health, Integrated Primary Care, Evidence-based interventions, Transtheoretical Model (stages of change),  Motivational Interviewing.
Tanya Voss, MSSW Tanya Voss, MSSWDetailsClinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Field EducationSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 2.234Phone: 512-471-0510Email: tmvoss@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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 PolicySocial Work Building (SSW) Room 2.202BPhone: 512-471-1937Email: dean-ssw@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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 Professor; Director, Institute for Military and Veteran Family WellnessJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 2.118Phone: 512-475-8040Email: elisa.borah@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Military social work, behavioral health, evidence-based interventions for PTSD.
Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D. Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Associate Professor, Norma and Clay Leben Professor in Child and Family Behavioral HealthSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.106EPhone: 512-471-2797Email: esther.calzada@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Parenting, early childhood development, academic achievement, Latino families, racial/ethnic disparities
Yessenia Castro, Ph.D. Yessenia Castro, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130EPhone: 512-232-0778Email: ycastro@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions for health risk behaviors; effects of cultural factors, gender, and race/ethnicity on health behavior; Latino health; psychometrics.
Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsResearch Associate ProfessorJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 1.218Phone: 512-471-7191Email: mfaulkner@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Child welfare, teen pregnancy/parenthood, women's health, child care, Latino families, immigration, child and family policy, advanced statistics: hierarchal linear modeling.
Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D. Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122CPhone: 512-232-4418Email: laurengulbas@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Culture and Mental Health, Suicidal Behavior, Immigration, Family Systems, Race and Gender Studies, Latin America  
Cossy Hough, LCSW Cossy Hough, LCSWDetailsAssistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Associate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 2.240Phone: 512-471-8226Email: cossyhough@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Program Administration, field education, case management, social administration, social welfare, public health, health care policy, medical social work, disability issues.
Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSW Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSWDetailsClinical Associate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124FPhone: 512-471-9240Email: tlinseisen@mail.utexas.edu Interests: 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 ProfessorJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 2.205APhone: 512-232-0614Email: mlopez@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Mental health services research, evidence-based practice, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, implementation science, fidelity assessment, workforce competency, systems of care.
Elizabeth Mueller, Ph.D. Elizabeth Mueller, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorPhone: 512-471-1151Email: ejmueller@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Social equity in cities, affordable housing, community development.
Ruben Parra-Cardona, Ph.D. Ruben Parra-Cardona, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130FPhone: 512-232-9215Email: rparra@austin.utexas.edu
Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D. Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate Professor and Distinguished Teaching ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122EPhone: 512-471-7160Email: mrountree@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Health disparities, intimate partner violence and heightened risk for HIV/AIDS, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions, prevention strategies tailored to women and communities of color.
Sarah Sloan, LCSW Sarah Sloan, LCSWDetailsClinical Associate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124HPhone: 512-471-9107Email: ssloan@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Field education, clinical practice, group therapy, supervision, mindfulness, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, and generalist practice.
Dede Sparks, LMSW Dede Sparks, LMSWDetailsAssistant Dean for Health Affairs and Clinical Associate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124BPhone: 512-471-9063Email: dsparks@austin.utexas.edu
Sarah Swords, LCSW Sarah Swords, LCSWDetailsClinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Master's ProgramsSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 2.244Phone: 512-471-7231Email: saswords@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Field education, gerontology, domestic violence, eating disorders, women's mental health, and philanthropy.
Carmen R. Valdez, Ph.D. Carmen R. Valdez, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorPhone: 512-495-5388Email: crvaldez@utexas.edu Interests: Community-based participatory research, family interventions, immigrant health, mental health
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D. Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 1.210APhone: 512-232-0633Email: vonsternberg@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Health behavior interventions based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing, including alcohol- and tobacco-exposed pregnancy, HIV prevention, alcohol and other substance abuse in medical settings.
Kari White, PhD MPH Kari White, PhD MPHDetailsAssociate ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.106DPhone: 512-232-5742Email: kariwhite@utexas.edu Interests: Reproductive health, health services, health policy.
Assistant Professors Directory Table
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Tina Adkins, Ph.D. Tina Adkins, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Assistant ProfessorJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 1.206Phone: 512-471-9420Email: tina.adkins@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Child welfare, attachment, child development, foster care.
Alyssa AguirreDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: alyssa.aguirre@austin.utexas.edu
Jess Paul AmbieDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: jess.ambiee@austin.utexas.edu
Joan E. Asseff, LCSW Joan E. Asseff, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124CPhone: 512-471-0192Email: jasseff@utexas.edu
Mary Beer, LCSW Mary Beer, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124GPhone: 512-232-3833Email: mary.beer@austin.utexas.edu
Daniela BoyceDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: daniela.boyce@austin.utexas.edu
Kasey Claborn, PhD Kasey Claborn, PhDDetailsAssistant professor, Assistant professor of Psychiatry, Dell Medical SchoolEmail: kasey.claborn@austin.utexas.edu
Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D. Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Assistant ProfessorJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 2.208Phone: 512-232-0618Email: dacohen@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Behavioral health services research, transition-aged youth, health information technology, integrated healthcare, care coordination, behavioral health policy, disability policy, implementation science.
Fiona Conway, Ph.D. Fiona Conway, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122BPhone: 512-232-2491Email: fiona.conway@utexas.edu Interests: Biobehavioral interventions for health risk behaviors; treatments for trauma and stress-related disorders; athlete health; sports social work; violence prevention.
Cynthia CorralDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: cynthia.corral@austin.utexas.edu
Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D. Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant Professor and Core Faculty of Women's and Gender StudiesSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130LPhone: 512-471-1713Email: sdeluca@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Suicide prevention with a focus on early adolescence to emerging adulthood; culturally appropriate interventions; help-seeking attitudes and behaviors; mental health disparities
Benjamin EhrenfeldDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: ben.ehrenfeld@austin.utexas.edu
Anna FingerDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: anna.finger@austin.utexas.edu
René Gaitan René GaitanDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124JPhone: 512-232-5871Email: Rene.Gaitan@austin.utexas.edu
Maj HenrikssonDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: maj.henriksson@austin.utexas.edu
Mercedes Hernandez, Ph.D., LCSW Mercedes Hernandez, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAssistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.106FPhone: 512-471-8189Email: mercedeh@utexas.edu Interests: 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.
Stacey E. Jordan, MSSW Stacey E. Jordan, MSSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124KEmail: stacey.jordan@austin.utexas.edu
John Luk, M.D. John Luk, M.D.DetailsClinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dell Medical SchoolPhone: 512-324-0165Email: john.luk@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Pre-health professions education; medical education; interprofessional education; professional identity formation; pediatrics; quality improvement and patient safety.
Angela LunaDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: angela.luna@austin.utexas.edu
Eboni Lunsford Calbow, LCSW, Ph.D. Eboni Lunsford Calbow, LCSW, Ph.D.DetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124EPhone: 512-232-2716Email: eboni.calbow@utexas.edu
Abena Subira Mackall, Ed.D. Abena Subira Mackall, Ed.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130CPhone: 512-232-2721Email: mackall@utexas.edu Interests: Social contexts of education and human development, juvenile/criminal justice, child welfare, poverty, qualitative methodologies, applied statistical methods
Lailea Noel, Ph.D. Lailea Noel, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.130DPhone: 512-232-2700Email: lailea.noel@utexas.edu Interests: Health social work; cancer disparities; patient-provider communication; health care decision making; community-based participatory research; vulnerable populations
Jesus OrtegaDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: jesus.ortega@austin.utexas.edu
Farya Phillips, Ph.D., CCLS Farya Phillips, Ph.D., CCLSDetailsResearch Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212FEmail: farya@utexas.edu Interests: Adolescents and young adult cancer survivors; parental cancer; children and healthcare; psychosocial oncology; grief and loss; palliative and end of life care; Inter-professional education for healthcare providers.
Thea Posel, JD Thea Posel, JDDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.116CPhone: 512-232-1598Email: tposel@law.utexas.edu
Mayra RoblesDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: mayra.robles@austin.utexas.edu
Donna ShanorDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: donna.shanor@austin.utexas.edu
Starla Simmons, LCSW Starla Simmons, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124DPhone: 512-232-2703Email: starla.simmons@utexas.edu Interests: Social justice & liberation, addressing trauma in communities of color, ecotherapy and holistic social work interventions, group work with children and adolescents.
Robin Smith, LCSW Robin Smith, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Lead for the Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars ProgramSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.124APhone: 512-471-3438Email: robinsmith@austin.utexas.edu Interests: 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.
Ashleigh SmithDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: ashleigh.smith@austin.utexas.edu
Heather Van Diest, MPH, MSSWDetailsAssistant Professor of PracticeEmail: heather.vandiest@austin.utexas.edu
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSW Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSWDetailsAssistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.116DPhone: 512-232-2701Email: sgupta@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Health disparities, social determinants of health, interpersonal violence, health policy, racial equity, critical race theory.
Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D. Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.106CPhone: 512-471-1003Email: ahmedwhitt@utexas.edu
Lecturers Directory Table
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Gretchen Henderson, PhD Gretchen Henderson, PhDDetailsSenior LecturerEmail: gretchen.henderson@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Social histories and cultural representations, creative writing and literary arts, environmental and health humanities, collaborative stewardship of cultural heritage, public humanities.
Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D. Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.DetailsLecturerSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122FPhone: 512-471-1831Email: diane.rhodes@utexas.edu Interests: Family violence, partner violence, violence against women, social inequity, popular culture
Adjuncts Directory Table
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Maria AllenDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: shsswliaison@gmail.com
Rosalie Ambrosino, Ph.D. Rosalie Ambrosino, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: rosalie.ambrosino@gmail.com
Bob Ambrosino, Ph.D. Bob Ambrosino, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: robert.ambrosino@utexas.edu. Interests: Social welfare policy, leadership development, homelessness, non-profit management, and working with soldiers severely injured in combat and their families.
Colleen Arnold Colleen ArnoldDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: colleen.arnoldlcsw@gmail.com
Margaret Bassett Margaret BassettDetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Project ManagerJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 1.116APhone: 512-471-3470Email: margaret.bassett@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, expert witness training.  
Natalie Beck, DSW, LCSW Natalie Beck, DSW, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: nataliebeck@utexas.edu
Elaine Cavazos, LCSW Elaine Cavazos, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: ehcavazos@utexas.edu
Patricia A. Cody, MSW, PhDDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212APhone: 512-491-8327Email: triciacody@mail.utexas.edu
Julia Cuba-Lewis Julia Cuba-LewisDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: julia@cubalewis.com
Lisa DeGraffDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 104AEmail: lisa.degraff@austin.utexas.edu
Shannon Dennis, MSSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 104AEmail: shannon.dennis@austin.utexas.edu
Julie DickersonDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: julienebratdickerson@gmail.com
David Evans David EvansDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-440-4031Email: david.evans@atcic.org Interests: Accreditation and quality improvement, executive management, residential treatment, and systems of care.
John Feather, PhDDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: jfeather@giaging.org
Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Research AssociateJohn W. Hargis Hall (JHH) Room 1.216Phone: 512-232-0649Email: beth_gerlach@utexas.edu Interests: Social work practice in schools, prevention and intervention research in school settings, child welfare, adolescent pregnancy prevention, school-based health and mental health services, family relationships and intervention, adolescents aging out of foster care and education reform models.
Hannah Gibson-Moore, LCSW Hannah Gibson-Moore, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: hannahgm@utexas.edu
Emmett Gill, Ph.D. Emmett Gill, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: emmettleegilljr@utexas.edu Interests: Sports social work, athletes mental health, scandals in college sports
Jessica Grogan, PhDDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 104AEmail: jgrogan@utexas.edu
Margaret Hill, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: margaret.duval.hill@gmail.com Interests: Attachment and neurobiology-based therapies, family of origin issues, parenting, individual and group decision making.
Allyson Jervey Allyson JerveyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: allyjervey@earthlink.net Interests: 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.
Christine Johnson, LMSW, IPR Christine Johnson, LMSW, IPRDetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Child Welfare Education CollaborationSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 1.218AAPhone: 512-771-1016Email: cmj1230@mail.utexas.edu Interests: Child abuse and neglect, special needs adoption and field instruction.
Dana Jones, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: dana.jones@utexas.edu
Laura Jones-Swann Laura Jones-SwannDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: lalaswann@gmail.com Interests: Program and curriculum development, providing educational programs to the community, teaching and helping support individuals on their journey of recovery and self awareness.
Dina Kassler, Ph.D. Dina Kassler, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: dinakassler@utexas.edu Interests: Depression and anxiety treatment modalities; PTSD assessment and treatment, Treatment outcome research; Psychopharmacology; Addictions treatment; Geropsychology.
Holly KirbyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: hollykirby@utexas.edu
Kendra Koch Kendra KochDetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Research AssociateSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.122FEmail: kdkoch@utexas.edu
Noel Landuyt, Ph.D. Noel Landuyt, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Institute for Organizational ExcellenceSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212EBPhone: 512-471-9831Email: nlanduyt@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Organizational development and assessment, leadership development. Non-profit management, Public Safety.
Braden Latham-JonesDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: lathamjones@gmail.com
Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D. Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Director, Office of the Associate Dean for ResearchSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.208FPhone: 512-471-9219Email: carolmarie@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Research administration; adolescent pregnancy prevention; intensive case management for adolescent parents; reproductive health; research design; program evaluation.
Lori Lewis-ConerlyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: lorilconerly@yahoo.com
Meagan Longley Meagan LongleyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: meagan.longley@gmail.com Interests: Data-informed philanthropy, fundraising, board and volunteer engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion, women’s issues
Alma Mena Alma MenaDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: alma_mena@hotmail.com
Jeff Moe, LCSW Jeff Moe, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: jeff.moe@austin.utexas.edu
Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D. Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-480-8086Email: marksak@utexas.edu Interests: 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.
Becky Morales, LCSW-S Becky Morales, LCSW-SDetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Faculty LiaisonSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: becky.morales@austin.utexas.edu
Rosamaria Murillo, Ph.D., LMSW Rosamaria Murillo, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: rmurillo@austin.rr.com Interests: 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 ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: jnowicki@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Client-directed, Outcome-informed Counseling; Family Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Youth Development Approaches; Adult Education (Transportability of Professional Training).
Cynthia Penwell, LCSW Cynthia Penwell, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: cspenwell@utexas.edu
Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPH Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPHDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: spotts@utexas.edu
Stephanie L. Rivaux, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: s_rivaux@austin.utexas.edu
Rachael Marie Saylor Garza, LCSW, LCDC Rachael Marie Saylor Garza, LCSW, LCDCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: rsaylorgarza@utexas.edu
Deborah Sharp Deborah SharpDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: deborah.sharp@austin.utexas.edu
Russell Smith, LMSW Russell Smith, LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-491-8327Email: russasmith@aol.com
Doug Smith, MSSW Doug Smith, MSSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: dsmith@texascjc.org Interests: Policy analysis, coalition building, legislative strategy, leadership development, public health approaches to illicit drug use, felony probation reform, sentencing reform, ending mass incarceration, field education.
Delinda SpainDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: delindaspain@gmail.com
Erin Spalding, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: erinspaldinglcsw@gmail.com
Melissa Stewart Melissa StewartDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-423-8344Email: melissa.stewart@utexas.edu
Melissa Torres, Ph.D., MSW Melissa Torres, Ph.D., MSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant Professor and Research AssociateSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.212EPhone: 713-835-7019Email: mitorres@austin.utexas.edu
Earley Ullrich, LCSW, RPT-S Earley Ullrich, LCSW, RPT-SDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: earleyullrich@utexas.edu
Rachel Union, LCSW Rachel Union, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: rachelaunion@gmail.com
Arlette Vila, PhD Arlette Vila, PhDDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 104AEmail: arlettevila@utexas.edu
Deborah Webb, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, LCDC Deborah Webb, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, LCDCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-799-9358Email: debbiewebb@aol.com Interests: 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 ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-917-3565Email: swhalley@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Social justice, LGBTQIA identities, sexism, cultural humility; power, privilege and oppression.
Valerie WhitingDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: valeriewhiting@utexas.edu
Nichole Winges-Yanez, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104AEmail: nlw489@austin.utexas.edu Interests: Disability Studies, Foucault, ID and sexuality, human sexuality, ID and higher education, universal learning, sexuality education, community living.
Christine Winston, LCSW Christine Winston, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorSocial Work Building (SSW) Room 3.104APhone: 512-289-5802Email: christinewinston@gmail.com

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