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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) 956-7182
Fax: (808) 956-5964
Email: sswadmit@hawaii.edu
Web: www.hawaii.edu/sswork

Interim Dean: Noreen Mokuau


*Graduate Faculty

*N. Mokuau, DSW, MSW— Interim Dean, Asian/Pacific Islander health issues
*P. Adams, PhD— Chair of Policy, social policy ethics, restorative justice, assessment and learning, culture and hybridity
*P. Arnsberger, PhD— Chair of Research, Interim Director of Research, research and evaluation, health, gerontology
*K. Braun, DrPH— social behavioral health sciences, gerontology
*C. Browne, DrPH, MSW— Chair of Gerontology, women's issues, health care, gerontology, qualitative research
K. Causey, LCSW— Proof of Concept Study, clinical practice, youth and families, training
N. Chang, MSW— Chair of BSW program, information technology and diversity programs
*B. Coyne, PhD— criminology, sex offender programs
E. Daniggelis, PhD, MPH— Coordinator of Ku Me Ka 'Ohana, cross cultural and qualitative applied research
M. DeMattos, MSW— Educational Specialist, youth and families, substance abuse, training
*A. Duldulao, PhD, MSW— immigration, mental health disparities, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Filipino health, quantitative research methods, critical theory
K. Duponte, MSW— Director HCWEC, cultural awareness, racial disproportionality
J. Garlock, MSW— child welfare, decolonization of social work, international social work, Pacific Island studies, violence against women, disability studies
*M. Godinet, PhD, MSW— Chair of Child and Family Concentration, Title IV-E 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
*S. Hong, PhD— neighborhood contexts, immigration, mental health, community-based practice and research methodology
*V. Horvath, PhD, MSW— Program Coordinator of distance education delivery option, child welfare, child maltreatment, disordered gambling
*L. Ka'opua, PhD, MSW— Chair of Health, mental health, and health disparities
M. Kaulukukui, MSW— mental health specialist (including forensic)
J. K. Kim, MSW— Federal Eligibility QA Analyst, indigenous evaluation and research, Native Hawaiian culturally based intervention and practice methods, Native Hawaiian holistic health and well-being
J. Kishida, MEd— Educational Specialist, MSW/PhD programs
T. Kreif, MSW— Coordinator of DHS Eligibility Project
C. Langworthy, MSW— Assistant Director of Practicum, gerontology, mental health
*F. Li, PhD— health disparity, child welfare and gerontology
*W. Lum, PhD, MPH— family care-giving for the elderly, aging and public policy
L. Lund, MAOL, CPC— 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 indigenous issues, working with men, qualitative research
R. Matayoshi, MSW— Director of Practicum, Director of International Programs, volunteerism, volunteer management, peace, leadership, interdisciplinary education
*C. Mills, PhD, MSW— Chair of Practice, child welfare, infant mental health, substance abuse treatment, program evaluation
K. Mills-Dick, MSW— gerontology, housing and homelessness, mental health and substance abuse, research methodology
*P. Morelli, PhD, MSW— Doctoral Program Chair, Chair of Mental Health Concentration, social work practice, cross-cultural/minority mental health, social development, qualitative research
*C. Nagatoshi, PhD, MSW— research and evaluation, public assistance programs, poverty
*S. Onken, PhD, MSW— mental health, well-being and recovery, trauma informed care, disability, services research and evaluation, hate violence
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— Hi'ilei Project, child and adolescent mental health
*C. Plummer, PhD, MSW— Consuelo Foundation Research Affiliate, child welfare, child abuse and neglect, program evaluation, prevention, international practice
S. Simms, MSW— child welfare, foster care, mental health
C. Rockett, MSW— Federal Eligibility QA Analyst, Native Hawaiian mental health, child abuse/neglect, Native Hawaiian research and evaluation methods
*R. Stotzer, PhD, MSW— Director of Distance Education, prejudice, stereotypes and hate crimes
J. Sur, MSW— child welfare, disability studies, substance abuse, social work in educational settings
C. Tarutani, MSW— children and families, substance abuse, forensic social work

MSW Distance Education Site Faculty

W. Aureala, MSSW, PhD (West Hawai'i)— domestic violence, sexual assault, gender/women's issues, culture, race
N. Erony, MSW, MA (Maui)— mental health, college counseling
F. Ho'okano, MSW (Hilo)— corrections, mental health, social work with Native Hawaiians
K. Keawe, MSW, LSW (Kaua'i)
R. Rodriguez, MSW, PhD (Moloka'i)— juvenile justice, family counseling, psychotherapy, suicide and crisis intervention

Emeritus Faculty

H. Gochros, MS, DSW
H. Jambor, MA, DSW
L. Lister, MSW, DSW
R.Takasaki, MPA