Faculty and Staff

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Jacalyn A. Claes (Ph.D., University of Iowa), Associate Professor: Intimate partner violence; inter‐professional collaboration; ethical issues in practice; spirituality and social work practice, clinical social work practice.
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Email: 
jaclaes@uncg.edu
Dr. Coakley Tanya Coakley (Ph.D., University of Tennessee), Associate Professor: Child welfare, foster care, quantitative analysis, cultural competence.
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Email:
 t_coakle@uncg.edu
Professor Dennison Susan Dennison (MSW, Barry University) Associate Professor; School Social Work Coordinator: At risk children and youth, group work with all populations, the evaluation of practice, and revitalization of the family unit.
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Email: 
 stdennis@uncg.edu
melissa floyd-pickard Melissa Floyd-Pickard (Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University), Professor and Department Chair: Practice with people who have serious mental illness, issues in family substance abuse recovery, innovative alternatives to involuntary treatment, professional dissonance in social work practice.
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Email: 
mftaylo2@uncg.edu
Dr. Hurd Elisabeth Porter Hurd (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Associate Professor : Families and children, interpersonal violence, strength based social work teaching and practice, program evaluation.
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Email: 
 ephurd@uncg.edu
 Justin Lee Justin S. Lee (Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University), Assistant Professor: Acculturation in immigrant and refugee populations, unaccompanied minors, university-community collaboration, technology in higher education, qualitative research methods.
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Email: 
jslee4@uncg.edu
Dr. Lindsey Elizabeth W. Lindsey (Ph.D., University of Georgia), Professor : Child welfare training evaluation, homeless families and youth.
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Email: 
ewlindse@uncg.edu
Professor Pearson Fran Pearson (MSW, North Carolina A & T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Lecturer, Project Coordinator for the Congregational Social Work Educational Initiative: Gerontology; mental health.
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Email: 
afpearso@uncg.edu
Dr. Poole Jay Poole (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Assistant Professor: identity, including gender and sexuality, clinical social work practice, and gerontology in social work practice.
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Email: kjpoole@uncg.edu
Dr. Washington Tyreasa Washington (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Assistant Professor: Child Welfare (including kinship care) and mental health and substance abuse among minority populations.
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Email: t_washin@uncg.edu
Professor Register Jack Register (MSW, North Carolina A & T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Academic Professional, Assistant Professor and BSW Program Director: Public & social welfare policy, poverty and public sector services, community organizing & advocacy, mental health & addiction services policy, & healthcare for chronic disease.
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Email: jaregist@uncg.edu
Dr. Rife John Rife (Ph.D., Ohio State University), Professor, Director of BSW Field Instruction Program: The social and economic impacts of unemployment and income deficiency upon older workers, families, and the homeless.
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Email: jcrife@uncg.edu
Dr. Schmitz Cathryne L. Schmitz (Ph.D., The Ohio State University; MSW, University of Washington) Professor, Department of Social work: Organizational development and community building, analysis of the privilege/oppression nexus, critical multiculturalism, leadership, interdisciplinary education, global engagement, peacebuilding, and environmental sustainability. Joint appointment with Department of Peace and Conflict Studies; Professor and Chair, Department of Peace and Conflict StudiesVita
Email: clschmit@uncg.edu
Danielle Swick Danielle Swick (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Assistant Professor: Evidence-based practice, school-based intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, community-engagement in research, quantitative analysis.
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Email: dcswick@uncg.edu
Dr. Wineberg Robert Wineburg (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh), Jefferson Pilot Excellence Professor: The relationship between federal domestic social welfare policy and service provision; the involvement of religious organizations in local service delivery and policy development.
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Email: bobwineburg@gmail.com

Staff

Wanda Patterson, Administrative Support Assistant , Email : wdpatter@uncg.edu
April Taylor, Business Services Coordinator, Email : artaylo2@uncg.edu