Department of Social Work

School of Health and Human Sciences

Faculty and Staff

SOCIAL WORK FACULTYName EmailOffice Location & Spring 2019 Hours
Tanya CoakleyTanya CoakleyPh.D., University of Tennessee. Professor: Minority health disparities, family foster care, kinship care, father involvement, cultural competence and standardized assessment.
t_coakle@uncg.eduStone 253
Thursdays, 10:45am and 12:15pm and by appointment.
Jennifer CobbMSW, 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.
jgosborn@uncg.eduStone 180
Mondays, noon-3p.m.
DysonFacultyPhotoYarneccia DysonPh.D., Clark Atlanta University. Assistant Professor; Research interests include HIV and STI prevention, healthy equity/social determinants of health and access of marginalized communities, as well as women's studies and community engagement/community based participatory research. Dr. Dyson is currently a part of the BPD Emerging Leader-Scholar Initiative and has been appointed by the Council on Social Work Education to serve as Co-Chair for the Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity for the 2018-2019 year. She currently serves as a member of this Council, which is a part of the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. Dr. Dyson also serves as the Track Chair for the African Americans and the African Diaspora Track of CSWE.
Stone 257
Wednesday’s 1p-3p.
Melissa Floyd-PickardPh.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.
mftaylo2@uncg.eduStone 268 B
Mondays & Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Alicia KaplanMSW, 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.
abkaplan@uncg.eduStone 187
Tuesdays, 2pm-5pm
Elizabeth LindseyElizabeth LindseyPh.D., University of Georgia. Professor: Child welfare training evaluation, homeless families and youth.
ewlindse@uncg.eduStone 178
Fran PearsonFran PearsonMSW, 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.
afpearso@uncg.eduStone 174
Jay PooleJay PoolePh.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Associate Professor: identity, including gender and sexuality, clinical social work practice, and gerontology in social work practice.
kjpoole@uncg.eduStone 263
Meredith PowersMeredith C. F. PowersPh.D. University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor: Professional socialization of social workers, ecological justice, and university-community partnerships for sustainability. Currently serves on the Environmental Justice Committee for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). She also established and administers the growing, online network ‘Green/Environmental Social Work Collaborative Network’ for social workers around the world who are committed to ecological justice.
mcfpowers@uncg.eduStone 259
Tuesdays 11:30AM-2:30PM and by appointment
Daniel RhodesDaniel RhodesPh.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.
dtrhodes@uncg.eduStone 272
Monday and Wednesday, 2pm - 4:30pm
John RifeJohn RifePh.D., Ohio State University, Professor. The social and economic impacts of unemployment and income deficiency upon older workers, families, and the homeless.
jcrife@uncg.eduStone 267
Thursdays, 10am to 1pm
Jeff ShearsJeffrey ShearsPh.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.
jkshears@ncat.eduStone 172
T, Th, F UNCG 8 - 5
(M & W A&T 8 - 5)
Danielle SwickDanielle SwickPh.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.
dcswick@uncg.eduStone 255
Tuesdays, 12-3pm.
Michael ThullMichael Thull MSW, University of Pennsylvania, LCSW, Assistant Professor and Director of the BSW Field Program. Substance Use, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ Issues, Medical Social Work.
Stone 270
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am-11:30am
Tyreasa WashingtonTyreasa 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).
t_washin@uncg.eduStone 261
Research leave until Spring 2019
Elizabeth WebbMSW, Hunter College - City University of New York, LCSW, LSSW, Assistant Professor: school social work, children/adolescent mental health, racial justice, social justice.
edwebb@uncg.eduStone 253
Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and by appointment.
Robert WineburgRobert WineburgPh.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.

Video Interview with Dr. Wineburg
bobwineburg@gmail.comStone 170
Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Rebecca Adams, Ph.D.GROWTH Coordinator, Undergraduate Gerontology Program Coordinator. and Professor: Aging music audiences, older adult friendship, baby boomers, community.
r_adams@uncg.eduFerguson 212A
Tuesdays, 4-6:30pm and by appointment
Elise EifertElise 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.
ekeifert@uncg.eduFerguson 212
Tuesday & Thursday from 2-4 pm or by appointment.