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Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program


Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work


Henke 230
1800 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6300
Fax: (808) 956-5964
Email: 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 ethics, restorative justice, assessment and learning, culture and hybridity
*A. Alvarez, PhD—Dir. MSW Distance Education Option, social work education, distance education, multi-cultural community practice, issues of race, culture, and gender
T. Alvarez, MSW—Project Trainer, family practice, school social work, adventure-based social work, diversity, generalist practice, international social work
*P. Arnsberger, PhD—research and evaluation, health, gerontology
*F. Blumhardt, PhD, MSW—researcher/lecturer, intimate partner violence, research and evaluation
*K. Braun, DrPH—social behavioral health sciences, gerontology
G. Breaky, MSW—child welfare
*C. Browne, DrPH, MSW—Chair of Gerontology, women’s issues, health care, gerontology
K. Causey, MSW—Pulama Project Coordinator, community/family psychoeducation, training
N. Chang, MSW—International Affairs Committee Chair, information technology and diversity programs
L. Choy, MPH—Asian and Pacific Islander health, disparities in health
*B. Coyne, PhD—criminology, sex offender programs
E. Daniggelis, PhD, MPH—maternal and child health, cross cultural and qualitative applied research
M. DeMattos, MSW—Educational Specialist, youth and families, substance abuse, training
K. Duponte, MSW—Director HCWECP, cultural awareness, racial disproportionality
*J. Fischer, DSW, MSW—research, clinical practice
S. Foley, MSW—research
J. Garlock-Tuiali‘i, MSW—child welfare, international social work, culturally relevant social work, violence against women, disability studies
*M. Godinet, PhD, MSW—Chair of Child and Family Concentration, 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, social work practice with survivors of sexual and domestic violence
H. Guanson, EdD, MS—peace studies, indigenous issues
*J. Guo, PhD, MSW—social welfare policy, child and family issues, international and comparative social welfare
A. Hashiguchi, MSW—Practicum Assistant, multi-ethnic issues, youth and families, health/mental health, education
*V. Horvath, PhD, MSW—BSW Program Chair, child welfare, child maltreatment, disordered gambling
*L. Ka‘opua, PhD, MSW—Chair of Health, mental health, social and health research
M. Kaulukukui, MSW—Mental Health Specialist (including forensic)
J. Kishida, MEd—Educational Specialist, MSW/PhD programs
L. Klein, MS—Coordinator of Ha Kupuna-training, organizational development
T. Kreif, MSW—Coordinator of DHS Eligibility Project
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
W. Lum, MPH—family care giving for the elderly, aging and public policy
L. Lund, MA—Leadership Trainer, child welfare
T. Martin, MSW—child and adolescent mental health
*P. Mataira, PhD, MSW—Director Of Indigenous Affairs, Chair of HBSE, strategies for economic and community development, multicultural practice
R. Matayoshi, MSW—Director of Practicum, aging, public administration, planning
*H. McCubbin, PhD, MSW—Director of Research in CTERP, Chair of Research Sequence-family stress and coping, longitudinal study of resilient children and families, multi-ethnic families
*C. Mills, PhD, MSW—Chair of MSW Program/Chair of Practice, child welfare, infant mental health, substance abuse treatment, program evaluation
*N. Mokuau, DSW, MSW—Asian/Pacific Islander health issues
*P. Morelli, PhD, MSW—Doctoral Program Chair, Mental Health Chair, social work practice, cross-cultural/minority mental health, qualitative research
*C. Nagatoshi, PhD, MSW—research and evaluation, public assistance programs, poverty
*S. Onken, PhD, MSW—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
L. Paglinawan, MSW—Hawaiian Learning Program, indigenous issues
K. Patterson, MDiv—peace studies, indigenous issues
P. Paul, MSW—‘Ohana Ho‘oikaika Project Director, child and adolescent mental health
M. Scofield, MSW— substance abuse specialist (CSAC)
N. Shiratori, MSW— Eligibility Analyst, domestic violence in immigrant communities, world cultures and politics, peace and conflict
*M. Smith, PhD, MSW—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, MSW—distance education, prejudice, stereotypes and hate crimes
I Strom, MS—research
A. Suga-Nakagawa, MPH—aging, public health, policy and public health administration
J. Sur, MSW—child welfare, disability studies, substance abuse, social work in educational settings
C. L. Wilson, MSW—P.I. of Na Lei Mamo, P.I. of ICIS-gerontology, community building, professional development
*E. Wong, PhD—measurement statistics, research methods
*E. Youn, PhD, MSSW—web-based education, technology-enhanced curriculum development, at-risk youth program development

MSW Distance Education Site Faculty

W. Aureala (West Hawai‘i), MSSW, PhD—domestic violence, sexual assault, gender/women’s issues, culture, race, intro to social work
N. Erony (Maui), MSW, MA—mental health, college counseling
K. Keawe (Lihue), MSW—child welfare, Native Hawaiian health care
R. Rodriguez (Moloka‘i), MSW, PhD—juvenile justice, family counseling, psychotherapy, suicide and crisis intervention
C. TenBarge (Hilo), MSSW—communities and organizations, human behavior and the social environment, cultural competency/diversity, distance education

Adjunct Faculty

R. Beck, MSW
J. Bloom, MSW
J. Borgo, PhD
C. Brown, MSW
B. Evans, MSW
G. Fox, MSW
T. Glass, PhD
B. Grossman, PhD
A. Ka‘alakea, MSW
E. Kim, MS
K. Lee, MSW
E. Mersereau, MSW
S. Morse, MSW
P. Newlin, MSW, PhD
M. Oliphant, MSW
R. San Nicolas, MSW
J. Shon, PhD
P. Snyder, PhD
G. Stauffer, MSW
D. Tsipopoulos, MSW
L. Watkins-Victorino, PhD
I. White, JD
R. Whittington,
Y. Yim, MSW

Emeritus Faculty

H. Gochros, MS, DSW
H. Jambor, MA, DSW
L. Lister, MSW, DSW
F. Merritt, MSW, DSW
M. Sikkema, MSS, PhD
R.Takasaki, MPA