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Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program


Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work


Gartley Hall 203
2430 Campus 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
*E. Aparicio, MSW, PhD—Chair of Child and Family concentration, teenage pregnancy and parenting, health disparities/inequities, mental health, child maltreatment, early childhood intervention, racial equity
K. Bennett, MSW, JD—child welfare policy and law
*K. Braun, MPH, DrPH—social behavioral health sciences, gerontology
G. Breakey, MPH
*C. Browne, MSW, DrPH—Chair of Gerontology concentration, women's issues, health care, gerontology, qualitative research
*B. Coyne, PhD—criminology, sex offender programs
M. DeMattos, MSW—Chair of BSW program, youth and families, substance abuse, training
S. K. Dotson, MS—Native Hawaiian elders, health disparities, community outreach, alternative dispute resolution, mediation
*M. Godinet, MSW, PhD—Chair of MSW Program, 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 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
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
S. Nakaoka, MA, MSW, PhD—critical race theory and community development, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, social justice and social work practice
M. Ono, MSW—Director of Student Services, mental health, substance abuse recovery, cross-cultural practice
L. Paglinawan, MSW—indigenous issues
P. Paul, MSW—child and adolescent mental health
*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
A Sutherlin, MSW—power-based personal violence, child welfare, oppressed and differently-abled populations
C. Tarutani, MSW—children and families, substance abuse, forensic social work

Emeritus Faculty

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