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Below, you will find a listing of faculty for the school of Social Work. If you are unsure of whom to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.6482.
Lecturer, Disability Studies
308 Senior Hall
Juris Doctorate Gonzaga Law School. Professional and academic interests include Child Welfare, Disability Studies and Advocacy.
Blake Beecher, PhD
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Senior Hall 310
Blake Beecher joined the EWU School of Social Work in Fall 2008. He received his MSW from the University of Nevada, Reno, and PhD. from the University of Utah. His practice and research interests include: behavioral health and addictions, aging, international social work, medical social work, and research informed practice.
324 Senior Hall
MSW Bombay University, PhD Washington University. Scholarly interests include epidemiology and etiology of risky sexual behaviors, HIV/AIDS prevention, and international social work.
Senior Hall, 231
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master's in Pastoral Studies (MPS) from Loyola University, Chicago. Her scholarly and research interests include behavioral health practice, trauma-informed interventions, aging, and spirituality. Sharon is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar in Social Work. In 2012 she was awarded a research grant to study the needs and concerns of older African-American women survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence over the life course.
Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Field
Senior Hall 114
Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Field Education. MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include policy advocacy and social justice.
Ed Byrnes, PhD
Senior Hall 316
Associate Professor, BASW Program Director. MSW and PhD University of Utah. Scholarly interests include juvenile and criminal justice, social justice, and program evaluation.
Lecturer, Director of the MSW Hybrid Program
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd, Phase One, Room 221
Phone: (509) 828-1406
Stacey Chay joined the EWU School of Social Work in Fall 2011 as a Faculty Field Instructor. She is now the Program Director for the Part-time MSW Hybrid program. She received her MSW from the Eastern Washington University. Her practice interests include: behavioral health and addictions, international social work, suicide assessment, management and treatment, law and ethics and policy.
Mary Ann Clute, PhD
Senior Hall 216
Associate Professor. MSW Eastern Washington University, PhD Mandel School of Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Scholarly interests include hospice care and grief and loss.
Senior Lecturer, Director of the Addiction Studies Program.
MSW Eastern Washington University, MA Adult Education. Scholarly interests include addiction studies and online learning.
EWU: Senior Hall 318 | Clark College: BHL 127
Phone: EWU: 509.359.4586
Associate Professor. MSW Portland State University, PhD University of Washington. Scholarly interests include mental health and substance abuse, American Indian and Alaskan Native children and families.
Timothy Hilton, PhD
Senior Hall 216
MSW and PhD University of Chicago. Research interests include: homelessness and poverty, employment and low-wage work, and organizational theory.
Lecturer, Vancouver Part-time MSW & BASE Program Director.
EWU at Clark College
MSW and PhD Portland State University. Scholarly interests include juvenile justice, children and family services, mental health and disabilities.
Senior Hall 222
MSW and PhD Michigan State University. Scholarly interests include interdisciplinary collaborations and social work in healthcare settings.
Senior Lecturer, Addiction Studies.
BS and MS Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include coexisting behavioral & mental health disorders and addictions. She holds a Certificate in online course development from the University of Wisconsin.
Senior Hall 208
M Soc Sci (Social Work) National University of Singapore, PhD George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Scholarly interests include asset building and economic empowerment of disadvantaged populations, and program evaluation.
Professor, Director of Disability Studies
Senior Hall 233
MSW and DSW University of Utah. Scholarly interests include disability studies and international social work.
Cynthia Nover, PhD, LCSW
Senior Hall 216
Nover, Cynthia, Assistant Professor. MSW, California State University, Sacramento, PhD, University of Utah. Scholarly interests include: health care, health disparities, chronic illness and behavioral health.
Senior lecturer, Director of Field Education and Training
Senior Hall 112
MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare.
Director of Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP).
EWU-CWTAP 2000 Tower St. M/S 45 | Everett, WA 98201
MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare and intimate partner violence.
Professor, Director & Chair.
210 Senior Hall
MSW and PhD University of Illinois at Chicago. Scholarly interests include social welfare and mental health policy, consumer perspective of social work services, and leadership.
Senior Hall 324
MSW and PhD The University of Iowa. Scholarly interests include co-existing disorders and veterans and their families.
Kim Stansbury, PhD
Assistant Professor, Hartford Scholar.
Senior Hall 332
MSW Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, PhD University of Kentucky. Scholarly interests include gerontology, gambling addictions and cultural diversity.
Senior Lecturer, Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program Faculty Field Instructor
1313 N. Atlantic, Suite 2000, Spokane, WA 99201
MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include engaging fathers in the child welfare system.
MSW Rutgers University, PhD University of Maryland. Scholarly interests include domestic violence and organizations with a social justice focus.
Lecturer & Everett MSW Director
Gray Wolf Hall 206 - Everett
Phone: 425) 405-1629
Lecturer. MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests focus on child welfare and child safety in state regulated care.
Diane Somerday, Coordinator of Student Services
208 Senior Hall Office 123
Cheney, WA 99004
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