Welfare Experts

Katharine H. Briar-Lawson
School of Social Welfare
Dean Emeritus and Professor
Areas of expertise: Child and family welfare, Poverty and unemployment, Community collaboration and service integration
Nancy Claiborne
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Areas of expertise: Human service organizations, Design and delivery of service, Child welfare, Health systems
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Poverty issues among ethnic minority populations, Mental health and welfare participation dynamics, African American health and mental health disparities
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Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Professor
Areas of expertise: Demography, Race and ethnicity, Rural sociology
Dr. Lani Jones
School of Social Welfare, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
BS Program Director & Professor
Areas of expertise: Mental Health, Black feminism and therapy, Evidenced-based practice and group work
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Educational Policy & Leadership, School of Education
Professor
Areas of expertise: School-family-community partnerships, Child welfare, Interprofessional collaboration
Mary L. McCarthy
School of Social Welfare
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Child welfare, Children and families, Political social work
Linda Mertz
School of Social Welfare
Special Projects Coordinator and Continuing Education Director
Areas of expertise: Aging, Social work, Caregiving, Social work education and field learning , Community partnerships
Loretta Pyles
School of Social Welfare
Professor
Areas of expertise: Economic justice , Gender-based violence , Disaster and social inequality, Community organizing
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School of Social Welfare, Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Immigration, Latino aging community, Hispanic cultures in the U.S., Cross-cultural social work
Lynn Warner
School of Social Welfare
Dean
Areas of expertise: Substance Abuse, mental health policy