Department of Social Work

School of Health and Human Sciences

Tanya Coakley

Tanya Coakley

Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Professor: Minority health disparities, family foster care, kinship care, father involvement, cultural competence and standardized assessment.

Associate Chair in Social Work for Research
Email: t_coakle@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 253
Office hours:
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Jennifer Cobb

MSW, JMSW Program University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NC A&T State University, Academic Professional Assistant Professor. Trauma informed clinical practice, Suicide prevention and training, Mindfulness practices for mental health, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and counter-transference within trauma treatment.
Email: jgosborn@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 180

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Monday 9am-1pm AND for individual times that are pre-arranged
**To schedule a time to meet via office hours, please check out Calendly to see my available times. OR either text me at 336-698-6695 OR email at jgosborn@uncg.edu

We will meet via zoom unless an alternative is discussed and arranged

When you have a desire to schedule some office hours, pull up my  Calendly link link to see what days and times are available. I’ve got 15 minute and 30 minute slots available on Mondays. If these dates and times won’t work for you, please reach out to me as stated above via text or email.

Once you click through my Calendly link, **Please don’t schedule a 60 min site visit for office hours, as these are reserved for field site visits**

Decide if you need a 15 min slot or a 30 min slot and click on that.

Once you’ve decided what day and time, please continue to reserve this time through Calendly. You will pick one of the dates highlighted in blue. You will then click on the date that you’d like to choose for office hours. This will then show you what times are available for that day.

You will then click onto the time on the right side of the screen to confirm the time for your site visit.

**Please be sure to do 3 things…

1. Note the zoom meeting id and password in the calendly link.

2. Put the scheduled office hours into your calendar.

3. Come prepared with what I can help with, or chat about!.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Prof Cobb


Mathieu DespardMathieu Despard

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Associate Professor: Financial health of low- and moderate-income households, financial inclusion and technology, social welfare policy, social innovation, and nonprofit organization capacity.

Email: mdespard@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 173
Office Hours: “By appointment”

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Twitter: @DespardMat
URL: https://matdespard.wp.uncg.edu/

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Yarneccia D. Dyson

Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University. Assistant Professor, is an equity minded thought leader committed to inclusive excellence and social justice. As a Social and Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Dyson engages in health disparities research that focuses on reducing and alleviating negative health outcomes by empowering marginalized communities through Implementation Science. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she also teaches in the Joint Master of Social Work Program and served on the Development Committee for the newly formed Joint PhD Program with North Carolina A and T State University. Dr. Dyson grounds her teaching, scholarship, and research in empowerment-based theories and frameworks. Dr. Dyson is a Black Feminist Scholar who embodies collectivism and supporting others. To this end, she utilizes Black Feminist Theory, Womanism, and Intersectionality as epistemological lenses to explore and understand the lived experiences for communities experiencing maladaptive health outcomes. Currently, Dr. Dyson is the Principal Investigator of Engage3, a Pilot Study that tests the feasibility of an HIV prevention intervention that she developed based on the findings from an initial study that focused on addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Black College Students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). In addition, Dr. Dyson has over 20 years’ experience in Social Work practice and has held various roles including Social Services Administrator, Research Analyst, and Public Health Analyst. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on two HRSA Awards totaling $3 million and supports MSW students to obtain training in integrated health care settings as well as training to work with Opioid Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorder affected communities Dr. Dyson has also served as the Project Manager on an NIH (R15) Funded Barbershop Study and delivers a sexual health based prevention intervention to African-American Fathers in teaching them how to facilitate discussions regarding safer sex behaviors and disease prevention. Since 2019, she has served on a sub-award with Winston-Salem State University for the National Science Foundation Excellence in Research Grant Program. Dr. Dyson is also committed to Faculty Development with a focus on peer mentoring and supporting the success of Black Women and Women of Color Scholars in the Academy. In addition to research and scholarship, Dr. Dyson provides service to professional organizations. She has previously served as the Track Chair for the African-Americans and the African Diaspora Track of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as well as Co-Chair of the Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity of CSWE. She is also a part of the Association for Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) Emerging Leader-Scholar Initiative. Dr. Dyson also serves her University in various capacities. She is the Chair for the Department of Social Work Sub-Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She is also a member of the School wide Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as the Sub-Committee on Social Behavioral Sciences for University Research Grants. As a true believer of “Ubuntu” and the importance of “lift as you climb”, Dr. Dyson mentors many students and has served on dissertation committees across the southeast United States. Further, she serves on various editorial boards and has served as a Special Guest Editor and Special Guest Co-Editor on Special Issues that highlighted the brilliant work of social work education within HBCU’s and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Finally, she is a graduate of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University where she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Policy, Planning, and Administration & Social Science (Cognate: Public Health). She also obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from The Florida State University.

Email: yddyson@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 257
Office hours: Wednesday’s 1p-3p.
see Curriculum Vitae


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.
Email: mftaylo2@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 268 B
Office hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 10am-12pm
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Alicia Kaplan

MSW, JMSW Program: NC A&T SU and UNCG. Assistant Professor, Co-Director of JMSW Field Instruction Program, Research and practice interests: Child Welfare, Trauma, Clinical Social Work Practice.
Email: abkaplan@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 187

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Office hours for me: Tuesdays 2:30-5:30

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Judith Leitch

Email: jeleitch@uncg.edu

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Zoom office hours Wednesdays 2-4 pm and also by appointment. Zoom link is here (no password required!): https://uncg.zoom.us/j/4645597738.

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Fran 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.
Email: afpearso@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 174

Office hours: Tues & Thur 9a – 1p and off-site @ IRC
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Jay Poole

Jay Poole

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro,  Professor and Director of the JPhD in Social Work Program: identity, including gender and sexuality, clinical social work practice, and gerontology in social work practice.
Email: kjpoole@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 263

Office hours: Mondays 12-4 and by appointment
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Meredith C.F. Powers, PhD, MSW,

Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor: climate justice, environmental racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, environmental migration, social work with immigrants and refugees, and the professional socialization of social workers. Open Access Resources, Faculty Profile (NC Docks) http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=14170

Email: mcfpowers@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 259
Office hours: I will be holding Virtual Office Hours via Zoom or Google Chat on Mondays 4-5:30pm & Thursdays 8:30 -10am. Email me for link to chat: MCFPowers@uncg.edu
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Daniel Rhodes

Daniel Rhodes

Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Greensboro, LCSW, Assistant Professor and Director of the BSW Program: Community mental health, immigrant and refugee populations, conflict resolution, restorative justice, peacebuilding and social justice issues, Engaged Buddhism, international social work and social development.Email: dtrhodes@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 272

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I will have two days of office hours, offered in person and virtual. Tuesday, 2:30 to 5pm and Friday 2:30 to 5pm. The Zoom info is:
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John Rife

John Rife

Ph.D., Ohio State University, Professor. The social and economic impacts of unemployment and income deficiency upon older workers, families, and the homeless.
Email: jcrife@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 267
Office hours: My office hours are 8:00 to 10:00 each Thursday on Zoom. Contact me for Zoom invite.
see  Curriculum Vitae

 


Jeff Shears

Jeffrey Shears

Ph.D., University of Denver, Professor and Director of the JMSW Program. Research and practice interests: men (fathering, multicultural issues, HIV and AIDS) and quantitative research with an emphasis on data sharing among social service agencies.
Email: jkshears@ncat.edu
Office: Stone 172
Office hours: T, Th, F UNCG 8 – 5 (M & W A&T 8 – 5)
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Danielle Swick

Danielle Swick

Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Associate Professor: Evidence-based practice, school-based intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, community-engagement in research, quantitative analysis.

Associate Chair in Social Work for Academic Affairs
Email: dcswick@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 255
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Michael Thull

Michael Thull

MSW, University of Pennsylvania; LCSW, LCAS; Assistant Professor – Mental Health and Substance Use, Medical Social Work, LGBTQ+ Populations, Clinical Supervision, Disaster Mental Health.

Director of the BSW Field Program
BSW Phi Alpha Advisor

Email: mathull@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 270
Office hours: Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours are Fridays from 9:00am-12:00pm. Appointments may be scheduled online at  https://sites.google.com/uncg.edu/michael-thull/

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Tyreasa Washington

Tyreasa Washington

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Associate Professor: African American Kinship Care Children & Families; Mental Health and Social & Academic Competence among African American Children; Child Welfare (including fatherhood research).
Email: t_washin@uncg.edu
Office: Stone 261
Office hours: Tuesday 5-6 pm (Stone #261 before class); Thursday 12-1 (Gibbs # 206-H; before class)
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Elizabeth Webb

MSW, Hunter College – City University of New York, LCSW, LSSW, Assistant Professor: school social work, children/adolescent mental health, racial justice, social justice.

Faculty advisor for NASW-Student Organization.

School Social Work Licensure Coordinator
Email: edwebb@uncg.edu

Office: Stone 253

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Mondays 9 am – 12 pm (Via Zoom) – or if you need a different time/day contact me to schedule an appointment. Join Zoom Office Hours here: https://uncg.zoom.us/j/93293080925   Meeting ID: 932 9308 0925

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GERONTOLOGY FACULTY

Rebecca Adams, Ph.D.

GROWTH Coordinator, Undergraduate Gerontology Program Coordinator. and Professor: Aging music audiences, older adult friendship, baby boomers, community.
Email: r_adams@uncg.edu
Office: Ferguson 212A

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For GRO 201 (Envisioning YOUR Ideal Old Age) students: Tuesdays, 4-5
For GRO 400 x (Baby Boomers)
Or by phone or Zoom appointment set up via email (r_adams@uncg.edu).


Chantelle Caro

Chantelle S. Caro was recently employed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Human Development Department at Connecticut College. In 2017, Dr. Caro earned her Ph.D. in Aging Studies from the University of South Florida. She has taught courses in gerontology focused on aging throughout the life course, death and dying, health disparities, and elder abuse. While teaching is a primary focus, her research interests center around a theme of quality of life among older adults, with work focused on sexual activity and health, intergenerational relationships and health, and an interest in exploring the role of social networks in late life.

Email: cscaro@uncg.edu

Office hours: Meetings are by appointment. Please email to schedule
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Elise Eifert, Ph.D.

Graduate Gerontology Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor.
Before arriving at UNCG, she was an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She graduated in 2014 from UNCG with a Ph.D. in Public Health Education and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology.

Her dissertation was titled “Measuring Caregiver Identity: Scale Development and Validation”. She has her MS in Health Promotion from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her BS is in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Dr. Eifert served as an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia educator in Fort Myers, Florida for five years before returning to school to pursue her doctorate.
Her research agenda focuses on how individuals transition from their former role into the family caregiver role, and how that transition effects identity and the use of home and community based services.
She is a Certified Health Education Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, craft beer, and listening to live music.
Email: ekeifert@uncg.edu
Office: Ferguson 212
Office hours: My virtual office hours are Tuesday from 4-6 pm and Wednesday from 1-3 pm.  I can be reached at 336-265-7274 or via Google Chat/Hangout.