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Faculty

Below, you will find a listing of faculty for the school of Social Work. If you are unsure of whom to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.6482.
  • Blake Beecher, PhD
    Blake Beecher, PhD
    Associate Professor, Graduate Program Directror
    Senior Hall 310
    Phone: 509.359.4547

    Blake Beecher joined the EWU School of Social Work in Fall 2008. He received his MSW from the University of Nevada, Reno, and PhD. from the University of Utah. His practice and research interests include: behavioral health and addictions, aging, international social work, medical social work, and research informed practice.

  • Bipasha Biswas
    Bipasha Biswas
    Assistant Professor
    324 Senior Hall
    Phone: (509)-359-7339
    MSW Bombay University, PhD Washington University. Scholarly interests include epidemiology and etiology of risky sexual behaviors, HIV/AIDS prevention, and international social work.
  • Sharon Bowland
    Sharon Bowland
    Associate Professor
    Senior Hall, 231
    Phone: 509-359-4584

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master's in Pastoral Studies (MPS) from Loyola University, Chicago. Her scholarly and research interests include behavioral health practice, trauma-informed interventions, aging, and spirituality. Sharon is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar in Social Work. In 2012 she was awarded a research grant to study the needs and concerns of older African-American women survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence over the life course.

  • Lu Brown
    Lu Brown
    Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Field
    Senior Hall 114
    Phone: 509.359.6425

    Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Field Education. MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include policy advocacy and social justice.

  • Ed Byrnes, PhD
    Ed Byrnes, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Senior Hall 316
    Phone: 509.359.2294

    Associate Professor, BASW Program Director. MSW and PhD University of Utah. Scholarly interests include juvenile and criminal justice, social justice, and program evaluation.

  • Mary Ann Clute, PhD
    Mary Ann Clute, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Senior Hall 216
    Phone: 509.359.2377

    Associate Professor. MSW Eastern Washington University, PhD Mandel School of Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Scholarly interests include hospice care and grief and loss.

  • Grace Creasman
    Grace Creasman
    Lecturer, Director of the Addiction Studies Program.
    ROB 425
    Phone: (509)-359-2356
    MSW Eastern Washington University, MA Adult Education. Scholarly interests include addiction studies and online learning.
  • Thomas Crofoot
    Thomas Crofoot
    Associate Professor
    EWU: Senior Hall 318 | Clark College: BHL 127
    Phone: EWU: 509.359.4586

    Associate Professor. MSW Portland State University, PhD University of Washington. Scholarly interests include mental health and substance abuse, American Indian and Alaskan Native children and families.

  • Carl Duman
    Carl Duman
    Lecturer, CWTAP Faculty Field Instructor
    Dept of Children and Family Services | Vancouver, WA
    Phone: 360.993.7983
    MSW Portland State University. Scholarly interests include child welfare and clinical social work practice.
  • Lori Eastep
    Lori Eastep
    Lecturer, Spokane Part-time MSW Program Director.
    Phase 1, #221
    Phone: (509)-828-1406
    MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare and clinical social work practice.
  • Peter Fawson
    Peter Fawson
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Hall 314
    Phone: (509)-359-6487
    MSW and PhD University of Utah. Scholarly interests include domestic violence and juvenile justice.
  • Timothy Hilton, PhD
    Timothy Hilton, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Senior Hall 216
    Phone: 509.359.6832

    MSW and PhD University of Chicago.  Research interests include: homelessness and poverty, employment and low-wage work, and organizational theory.

  • Jodi Kerbs
    Jodi Kerbs
    Lecturer, Vancouver Part-time MSW & BASE Program Director.
    EWU at Clark College
    Phone: 360.992.2082
    MSW and PhD Portland State University. Scholarly interests include juvenile justice, children and family services, mental health and disabilities.
  • Rie Kobayashi
    Rie Kobayashi
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Hall 222
    Phone: 509.359.6480
    MSW and PhD Michigan State University. Scholarly interests include interdisciplinary collaborations and social work in healthcare settings.
  • Haley Lake
    Haley Lake
    Lecturer, Addiction Studies.
    122 SNR
    Phone: (509)-359-6914
    BS and MS Eastern Washington University.  Scholarly interests include coexisting behavioral & mental health disorders and addictions. She holds a Certificate in online course development from the University of Wisconsin.
  • Vernon Loke
    Vernon Loke
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Hall 208
    Phone: 509.359.4564
    M Soc Sci (Social Work) National University of Singapore, PhD George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Scholarly interests include asset building and economic empowerment of disadvantaged populations, and program evaluation.
  • Romel Mackelprang
    Romel Mackelprang
    Professor, Director of Disability Studies
    Senior Hall 233
    Phone: 509.359.6484

    MSW and DSW University of Utah. Scholarly interests include disability studies and international social work.

  • Cynthia Nover, PhD, LCSW
    Cynthia Nover, PhD, LCSW
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Hall 216
    Phone: 509.359.7488

    Nover, Cynthia, Assistant Professor. MSW, California State University, Sacramento, PhD, University of Utah. Scholarly interests include: health care, health disparities, chronic illness and behavioral health.

     

  • Lisa Parise
    Lisa Parise
    Senior lecturer, Director of Field Education and Training
    Senior Hall 112
    Phone: 509.359.6477

    MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare.

  • Diana Patterson
    Diana Patterson
    Director of Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP).
    EWU-CWTAP 2000 Tower St. M/S 45 | Everett, WA 98201
    Phone: 425.259.8936

    MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare and intimate partner violence.

  • Martha Raske
    Martha Raske
    Professor, Director & Chair.
    210 Senior Hall
    Phone: (509)-359-4567
    MSW and PhD University of Illinois at Chicago. Scholarly interests include social welfare and mental health policy, consumer perspective of social work services, and leadership.
  • Amanda Reedy
    Amanda Reedy
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Hall 324
    Phone: 509.359.6486

    MSW and PhD The University of Iowa. Scholarly interests include co-existing disorders and veterans and their families.

  • Kim Stansbury, PhD
    Kim Stansbury, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Hartford Scholar.
    Senior Hall 332
    Phone: 509.359.4538

    MSW Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, PhD University of Kentucky. Scholarly interests include gerontology, gambling addictions and cultural diversity.

  • Bob Stirling
    Bob Stirling
    Senior Lecturer, Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program Faculty Field Instructor
    1313 N. Atlantic, Suite 2000, Spokane, WA 99201
    Phone: 509.363.4629

    MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include engaging fathers in the child welfare system.

  • Deborah Svoboda
    Deborah Svoboda
    Assistant Professor
    326 SNR
    Phone: (509)-359-6470
    MSW Rutgers University, PhD University of Maryland. Scholarly interests include domestic violence and organizations with a social justice focus.
  • Chris Williams
    Chris Williams
    Lecturer & Everett MSW Director
    Gray Wolf Hall 206 - Everett
    Phone: 425) 259-8929

    Lecturer. MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests focus on child welfare and child safety in state regulated care.

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