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Welfare
 


        Katharine Briar-Lawson

Katharine Briar-Lawson
School of Social Welfare
Dean
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Child and family welfare; poverty and unemployment; community collaboration and service integration
Campus phone: (518) 442-5324
Campus email: kbriarlawson@albany.edu



        Keith Chan

Keith Chan
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Acculturation; immigrant health; elderly Asian Americans
Campus phone: (518) 442-2589
Campus email: kchan3@albany.edu



        Nancy Claiborne

Nancy Claiborne
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Human service organizations; design and delivery of service; child welfare; health systems
Campus phone: (518) 442-5349
Campus email: nclaiborne@albany.edu


Thomas Gais

Thomas Gais
University at Albany
Director
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government


Expert in the following: Education; Federalism; government reform; higher education; social service spending; welfare reform
Campus phone: (518) 443-5238
Campus email: tgais@albany.edu



        Julia Hastings

Julia Hastings
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Poverty issues among ethnic minority populations; mental health and welfare participation dynamics; African American health and mental health disparities
Campus phone: (518) 591-8751
Campus email: jhastings2@albany.edu


Hayward Horton

Hayward Horton
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Sociology
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Demography; race and ethnicity; rural sociology
Campus phone: (518) 442-4907
Campus email: hdhorton@albany.edu



        Lani Jones

Lani Jones
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; Black feminism and therapy; evidenced-based practice and group work
Campus phone: (518) 442-5167
Campus email: ljones@albany.edu



        Lara Kaye

Lara Kaye
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Research Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; mindy-body connection; program evaluation
Campus phone: (518) 591-8615
Campus email: lkaye@albany.edu



        Mansoor Kazi

Mansoor Kazi
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Evaluation of human services in U.S., United Kingdom and Finland; social services in New York school systems
Campus phone: (518) 442-5303
Campus email: mkazi@albany.edu



        Hal Lawson

Hal Lawson
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: School-family-community partnerships; child welfare; interprofessional collaboration
Campus phone: (518) 442-5355
Campus email: hlawson@albany.edu



        Barry Loneck

Barry Loneck
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Alcohol and drug dependence treatment; mental health treatment
Campus phone: (518) 442-5340
Campus email: bloneck@albany.edu


Irene Lurie

Irene Lurie
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Professor Emerita
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Welfare policy; welfare reform; state welfare programs.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5270
Campus email: ilurie@albany.edu



        Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Dean
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Child welfare; children and families; political social work
Campus phone: (518) 442-5338
Campus email: mmccarthy@albany.edu


Linda Mertz

Linda Mertz
School of Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Aging; social work; caregiving; social work education and field learning; community partnerships.
Campus phone: (518) 442-5327
Campus email: lmertz@albany.edu


Richard Nathan

Richard Nathan
University at Albany
Department: Rockefeller Institute of Government
Department: Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department: Public Administration and Policy


Expert in the following: Disaster recovery; federalism; government reform; social service spending; welfare reform
Campus phone: (518) 443-5522
Campus email: rnathan@albany.edu



        David Pettie

David Pettie
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; rehabilitation and recovery
Campus phone: (518) 437-3686
Campus email: pettie@albany.edu



        Loretta Pyles

Loretta Pyles
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Economic justice; gender-based violence; disaster and social inequality; community organizing
Campus phone: (518) 442-5152
Campus email: lpyles@albany.edu



        Blanca Ramos

Blanca Ramos
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Immigration; Latino aging community; Hispanic cultures in the U.S.; cross-cultural social work
Campus phone: (518) 442-5365
Campus email: bramos@albany.edu



        Barbara Rio

Barbara Rio
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Director
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Domestic violence; diversity
Campus phone: (518) 442-3488
Campus email: rio@albany.edu



        Ronald Toseland

Ronald Toseland
School of Social Welfare
Distinguished Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Gerontology; social work practice
Campus phone: (518) 442-5353
Campus email: toseland@albany.edu



        Lynn Warner

Lynn Warner
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Substance abuse; mental health policy
Campus phone: (518) 591-8734
Campus email: lwarner@albany.edu



        Estella Williamson

Estella Williamson
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Dean
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental and behavioral health; sexuality issues; HIV; program development and quality improvement
Campus phone: (518) 442-5334
Campus email: ewilliamson@albany.edu