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Graduate Program


School of Social Work


Henke 224
1800 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6300
Fax: (808) 956-5964
E-mail: sswadmit@hawaii.edu
Web: www.hawaii.edu/sswork

Dean: Jon K. Matsuoka


*Graduate Faculty

*P. Arnsberger, PhD (MSW Program Co-Chair)—health, gerontology, research and evaluation
A. Alvarez, PhD (Director)—social work education/distance education, multicultural community practice, issues of race, culture, and gender
T. Alvarez, MSW—children, youth and families, school social work, group work, adventure-based social work practice, diversity and multicultural practice
*P. Adams, PhD—social policy, child and family
*K. Braun, DrPH—social behavioral health sciences/Center on Aging
*C. Browne, DrPH—gerontology, women’s issues, health care
*S. Chandler, PhD (Interim Director of College of Social Sciences, Public Policy Center)—social policy, mental health issues, women’s issues
N. Chang, MSW—information technology and diversity programs
*B. Coyne, PhD—criminology, sexual offender programs
M. DeMattos, MSW—BSW specialist
K. Duponte, MSW—child welfare, social work administration
*J. Fischer, DSW—clinical practice, evaluation research, human sexuality
J. Garlock, Tuialii—international social work, culturally competent social work, voilence against women, disability studies, child welfare
*M. Godinet, PhD (MSW Program Chair)—child welfare, multicultural research, juvenile delinquency
J. Graessle, MSW—assistant to the Dean
*V. Horvath, PhD (BSW Program Chair)—child welfare, child maltreatment, disordered gambling
T. Hurst, MSW—substance abuse
*L. Ka‘opua, PhD—health, mental health and research methods related to substantive social issues
C. Langworthy, MSW—assistant director of practicum
T. Martin, MSW—child and adolescent mental health
*P. Mataira, PhD—strategies for economic and community development, multicultural practice
R. Matayoshi, MSW—director of practicum
*J. Matsuoka, PhD—community development, multicultural and indigenous issues, international issues
*N. Mokuau, DSW (PhD Program Chair)—Asian/Pacific Islander health issues
*P. Morelli, PhD (PhD Program Chair)—social work practice, cross-cultural/minority mental health, qualitative research
C. Nagatoshi, PhD—public assistance programs, poverty, evaluation research
S. Nakaoka, MSW—mental health, substance abuse, cross cultural practice
M. Ono, MSW—coordinator of student services
B. Sangalang, PhD—social services research and evaluation, children, youth and families, substance abuse
M. Smith, PhD—distance education