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Welfare of Children & Families Faculty

  • Cristina B. Bares

    Cristina B. Bares

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Examines biological, psychological and social determinants of child and adolescent health and the interactions that give rise to adaptive and maladaptive behavior
  • Fernanda L. Cross

    Fernanda L. Cross

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Latinx mixed-status families, undocumented immigrants, ethnic-racial socialization, discrimination experiences, adolescent mental health and academic outcomes
  • Ashley E. Cureton

    Ashley E. Cureton

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • James M. Ellis

    James M. Ellis

    Assistant Professor
    K-20 education and career pathways of low income and racial minority students, education pipeline intervensions, racism and discrimination in secondary and postsecondary settings, program evaluation, and underrepresented students’ college preparation, access, and success
  • Shawna J. Lee

    Shawna J. Lee

    Director, SSW Program Evaluation Group, Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Father's parenting risk behaviors, child maltreatment, community-based interventions
  • Kathryn L. Maguire-Jack

    Kathryn L. Maguire-Jack

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Child abuse and neglect; child maltreatment prevention; neighborhoods; poverty; program evaluation; social policy; parenting.
  • Robert M. Ortega

    Robert M. Ortega

    Associate Professor of Social Work and University Faculty Ombuds
    Child welfare, juvenile justice, serious mental illness.
  • Stacy L. Peterson

    Stacy L. Peterson

    Field Faculty and LEO Lec IV
    Community organization, children and youth, juvenile justice, child welfare, and school social work
  • Julie M. Ribaudo

    Julie M. Ribaudo

    Clinical Professor of Social Work
    Psychotherapy, community mental health, child welfare, public health, early intervention, challenging infants, mental health, infant mental health, clinical supervision
  • Trina R. Shanks

    Trina R. Shanks

    Director, School of Social Work Community Engagement, Harold R. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Child well-being, asset building, 529 college education plans, SEED, Rhodes scholar, economic development
  • Beth A. Sherman

    Beth A. Sherman

    Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work
    Children and youth, school social work, prevention, and early intervention.
  • Richard M. Tolman

    Richard M. Tolman

    Sheldon D. Rose Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
    Group work and family violence, interpersonal practice.

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