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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

Dean: Noreen Mokuau


*Graduate Faculty

*N. Mokuau, MSW, DSW—Dean, Asian/Pacific Islander health issues
P. Arnsberger, MSW, PhD—research and evaluation, health, gerontology
K. Bennett, MSW, JD—child welfare policy and law
*K. Braun, MPH, DrPH—social behavioral health sciences, gerontology
*C. Browne, MSW, DrPH—Chair of Gerontology concentration, women's issues, health care, gerontology, qualitative research
N. Chang, MSW—Assistant to the Dean, information technology and diversity programs
*B. Coyne, PhD—criminology, sex offender programs
M. DeMattos, MSW—Chair of BSW program, youth and families, substance abuse, training
*A. Duldulao, MSW, PhD—immigration, mental health disparities, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Filipino health, quantitative research methods, critical theory
K. Duponte, MSW—Practicum Assistant, cultural awareness, racial disproportionality
*M. Godinet, MSW, PhD—Chair of Child and Family concentration, delinquency prevention, social and adjustment issues of Pacific Islander youth, multi and cross-cultural issues
*J. Guo, MSW, PhD—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
*L. Ka'opua, MSW, PhD—Chair of MSW program, Chair of Health concentration, mental health, and health disparities
M. Kaulukukui, MSW—mental health
*B.J. Kim, MSW, PhD—gerontology, mental health and quality of life among older Asian immigrants
J.K. Kim, MSW—indigenous evaluation and research, Native Hawaiian culturally based intervention and practice methods, Native Hawaiian holistic health and well-being
J. Kishida, MEd—PhD and MSW program specialist
T. Kreif, MSW— community development, social and economic development, international social work
C. Langworthy, MSW—Practicum Coordinator, gerontology, mental health
*F. Li, MPH, PhD—health disparity, child welfare and gerontology
*P. Mataira, MSW, PhD—strategies for economic and community development, multicultural indigenous issues, working with men, qualitative research
R. Matayoshi, MSW—Practicum Coordinator, volunteerism, volunteer management, peace, leadership, interdisciplinary education
*P. Morelli, MSW, PhD—Chair of Doctoral Program, Chair of Mental Health concentration, social work practice, cross-cultural/minority mental health, social development, qualitative research
*C. Nagatoshi, MSW, PhD—research and evaluation, public assistance programs, poverty
M. Ono, MSW—Coordinator of Student Services, mental health, substance abuse, cross-cultural practice
L. Paglinawan, MSW—indigenous issues
P. Paul, MSW—child and adolescent mental health
*C. Plummer, MSW, PhD—child welfare, child abuse and neglect, program evaluation, prevention, international practice
*G. Pugh, MSW, PhD—hospital and medical social work practice, health and mental health, social work ethics, philosophy, and epistemology, privilege and oppression, social work education
*R. Stotzer, MSW, PhD—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
F. Ho'okano, MSW (Hilo)—corrections, mental health, social work with Native Hawaiians
K. Keawe, MSW, LSW (Kaua'i)
L. Wilson, MSW (Maui)

Emeritus Faculty

H. Gochros, MS, DSW
H. Jambor, MA, DSW
L. Lister, MSW, DSW