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School of Social Work


Henke 230
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, PhD


*Graduate Faculty

*J. Matsuoka, PhD, Dean—community development, multicultural and indigenous issues, international issues
*P. Adams, PhD—social policy, restorative justice, assessment and learning, culture and hybridity
*A. Alvarez, PhD—MSW program chair, director of MSW distance education option. social work education, distance education, multi-cultural community practice, issues of race, culture, and gender
T. Alvarez, MSW—director of training, children, youth and families, school social work, group work, adventure-based social work practice, diversity and multicultural practice
*P. Arnsberger, PhD—health concentration chair, health, gerontology, research and evaluation
*F. Blumhardt, PhD—researcher/lecturer, intimate partner violence, research and evaluation
*K. Braun, DrPH—social behavioral health sciences, gerontology
*C. Browne, DrPH—gerontology concentration chair, women’s issues, health care, gerontology
K. Causey, MSW—Pulama Project coordinator, community/family psychoeducation, training
*S. Chandler, PhD—chair of policy, social policy, child welfare, administration
N. Chang, MSW—International Affairs Committee chair, information technology and diversity programs
*J. Coe-Regan, PhD—chair of practice, distance education, use of technology applications in social work education and practice
*B. Coyne, PhD—coordinator of Hawai‘i’s sex offender management team, criminology, sex offender programs
M. DeMattos, MSW—BSW program specialist, youth and families, substance abuse, training
K. Duponte, MSW—child welfare, social work administration
*J. Fischer, DSW—research, clinical practice
J. Garlock-Tuialii, MSW—international social work, culturally competent social work, violence against women, disability studies, child welfare
*M. Godinet, PhD—Title IVE P.I., delinquency prevention, social and adjustment issues of Pacific Islander youth, multi and cross-cultural issues
J. Graessle, MSW—assistant to the dean, management of sexual and domestic violence offenders in the community, domestic violence
*V. Horvath, PhD—BSW program chair, child welfare, child maltreatment, disordered gambling
*L. Ka‘opua, PhD—health, mental health, social research
M. Kaulukukui, MSW—mental health specialist (including forensic mental health)
J. Kishida, MA—educational specialist, MSW/PhD programs
C. Langworthy, MSW—assistant director of practicum, gerontology, mental health
K. Lee, MSW—disaster response, mental health
F. Li, PhD—health disparity, child welfare and gerontology
S. Marshall, PhD—training coordinator, child welfare issues
T. Martin, MSW—child and adolescent mental health
*P. Mataira, PhD—chair of human behavior in the social environment, strategies for economic and community development, multicultural practice
R. Matayoshi, MSW—director of practicum, aging, public administration, planning
*H. McCubbin, PhD—director of research. deviance, family stress and coping over the life cycle, resilient children and families
*N. Mokuau, DSW—Asian/Pacific Islander health issues
*P. Morelli, PhD—doctoral program chair, mental health concentration chair, social work practice, cross-cultural/minority mental health, qualitative research
*C. Nagatoshi, PhD—research and evaluation, public assistance programs, poverty
*S. Onken, PhD—mental health specialist, recovery, hate violence, coercion and trauma, services evaluation
M. Ono, MSW—coordinator of Student Services, mental health, substance abuse, cross cultural practice
*M. Smith, PhD—coordinator of MSW distance education option, distance education and blended learning, deafness and disabilities, technology literacy and applications to social work, program monitoring and evaluation
*R. Stotzer, PhD—distance education, prejudice, stereotypes and hate crimes
*E. Wong, PhD—measurement statistics, research methods
E. Youn, PhD—distance education, technology, curriculum development