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School of Social Work
The School of Social Work embraces the mission of Eastern Washington University to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. The School's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
208 Senior Hall Office 123
Cheney, WA 99004
Bipasha BiswasAssociate Professor332 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.7339Fax: 509.359.4568Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSW Bombay University, PhD Washington University. Scholarly interests include epidemiology and etiology of risky sexual behaviors, HIV/AIDS prevention, and international social work.
Sharon BowlandAssociate Professor/MSW Director/Aging Studies DirectorSenior Hall 229 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.4584Fax: 509.359.4568Email: email@example.com
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 BrownSenior Lecturer, Associate Director of FieldSenior Hall 114 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6425Fax: 509.359.6475Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Field Education. MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include policy advocacy and social justice.
Ed Byrnes, PhDProfessor/BASW Program DirectorSenior Hall 316 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.2294Fax: 509.359.4568Email: email@example.com
BASW Program Director. MSW and PhD University of Utah. Scholarly interests include juvenile and criminal justice, social justice, and program evaluation.
Stacey ChayLecturer, Director of the MSW Hybrid Program668 N. Riverpoint Blvd, Eastern Washington Center, Room 221Phone: 509.828.1406Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Chay joined the EWU School of Social Work in Fall 2011 as a Faculty Field Instructor. She is now the Program Director for the Part-time MSW Hybrid program. She received her MSW from the Eastern Washington University. Her practice interests include: behavioral health and addictions, international social work, suicide assessment, management and treatment, law and ethics and policy.
Mary Ann Clute, PhDAssociate ProfessorSenior Hall 330Phone: 509.359.2377Fax: 509.359.4568Email: email@example.com
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 CreasmanSenior Lecturer, Director of the Addiction Studies Program.Phase 1, #239 (Mail Stop: RPT 239)Phone: (509) 828-1437Fax: (509) 255-7252Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMSW Eastern Washington University, MA Adult Education. Scholarly interests include addiction studies and online learning.
Thomas CrofootProfessorEWU: Senior Hall 318 | Clark College: BHL 127Phone: EWU: 509.359.4586Email: email@example.com
MSW Portland State University, PhD University of Washington. Scholarly interests include mental health and substance abuse, American Indian and Alaskan Native children and families.
Kathryn DePaolisAssistant Professor216 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.4538Fax: 509.359.4568Email: Kdepaolis@ewu.edu
MSW University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD from University of Kansas. Her scholarly and research interests include bullying and peer victimization, with a specific interest in cyberbullying, among children and adolescents and anti-bullying prevention and intervention strategies; social policy; and social justice.
Beth HalaasAssistant Professor328 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6480Fax: 509.359.4568Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSW UCLA, EdD Cal State University, Northridge. Scholarly interests include gatekeeping and suitability in social work higher education, implementation science/translational research and organizational leadership in practice settings.
Timothy Hilton, PhDAssociate ProfessorSenior Hall 214 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6832Fax: 509.359.4568Email: email@example.com
MSW and PhD University of Chicago. Research interests include: homelessness and poverty, employment and low-wage work, and organizational theory.
Jodi KerbsLecturer, Vancouver Part-time MSW & BASE Program Director.EWU at Clark CollegePhone: 360.992.2082Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMSW and PhD Portland State University. Scholarly interests include juvenile justice, children and family services, mental health and disabilities.
Rie KobayashiAssociate ProfessorPhase I, Room 218; 668 North Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane (Mail Stop: RPT 239)Phone: 509.828.1335Fax: 509.359.4568Email: email@example.com
MSW and PhD Michigan State University. Scholarly interests include interdisciplinary collaborations and social work in healthcare settings.
Rumyana KudevaAssistant ProfessorSenior Hall 310 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.4547Fax: 509.359.4568Email: Rkudeva@ewu.edu
MSW from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria; DSW from University of Pennsylvania. Scholarly interests include women's reproductive rights and mental health, perinatal social work, trauma and grief, trauma-informed interventions and systems, social work with children, youth and families, disability studies.
Hayley LakeSenior Lecturer, Addiction Studies.324 SNR (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6914Fax: 509.359.4568Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Diana Patterson LeBlancDirector of Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP)EWU-CWTAP 2000 Tower St. M/S 45 | Everett, WA 98201Phone: 425.405.1624Email: email@example.com
MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare and intimate partner violence.
Vernon LokeAssociate ProfessorSenior Hall 322 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.4564Fax: 509.359.4568Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgM 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 MackelprangProfessor, Director of Disability StudiesSenior Hall 233 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6484Fax: 509.359.6475Email: email@example.com
MSW and DSW University of Utah. Scholarly interests include disability studies and international social work.
Cynthia Nover, PhD, LCSWAssistant ProfessorPhase I, Room 217; 668 North Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane (Mail Stop: RPT 239)Phone: 509.828.1209Fax: 509.359.6475Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 PariseSenior Lecturer, Director of Field Education and TrainingSenior Hall 112 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6477Fax: 509.359.6475Email: email@example.com
MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare.
Martha RaskeProfessor, Director & Chair.116 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: (509)-359-4567Fax: (509)-359-4568Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMSW 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 ReedyAssistant ProfessorSenior Hall 312 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: 509.359.6486Fax: 509.359.4568Email: email@example.com
MSW and PhD The University of Iowa. Scholarly interests include co-existing disorders and veterans and their families.
Deborah V. Svoboda, MSW PhDAssistant Professor, Affiliated Faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies326 SNR (Mail Stop: SNR 208)Phone: (509)-359-6470Fax: (509)-359-4568Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Svoboda received a MSW from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She has twenty years of experience post MSW working in domestic violence and rape crisis centers. Deb's teaching and research interests revolve around community building, feminist teaching structures, building women's leadership, organizational development, and justice seeking policy construction related to gender based violence and economic disparity.