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The School of Social Work embraces the mission of Eastern Washington University to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. The School's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
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Child Welfare - CWTAP
Clute, Mary Ann
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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.
332 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW Bombay University, PhD Washington University. Scholarly interests include epidemiology and etiology of risky sexual behaviors, HIV/AIDS prevention, and international social work.
Associate Professor/MSW Director/Aging Studies Director
Senior Hall 229 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
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 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Field Education. MSW Eastern Washington University. Scholarly interests include policy advocacy and social justice.
Ed Byrnes, PhD
Professor/BASW Program Director
Senior Hall 316 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
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, Eastern Washington Center, Room 221
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 330
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.
Phase 1, #239 (Mail Stop: RPT 239)
Phone: (509) 828-1437
Fax: (509) 828-1437
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
MSW Portland State University, PhD University of Washington. Scholarly interests include mental health and substance abuse, American Indian and Alaskan Native children and families.
216 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD from University of Kansas. Her scholarly and research interests include bullying and peer victimization, with a specific interest in cyberbullying, among children and adolescents and anti-bullying prevention and intervention strategies; social policy; and social justice.
328 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW UCLA, EdD Cal State University, Northridge. Scholarly interests include gatekeeping and suitability in social work higher education, implementation science/translational research and organizational leadership in practice settings.
Timothy Hilton, PhD
Senior Hall 214 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
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.
Phase I, Room 218; 668 North Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane (Mail Stop: RPT 239)
MSW and PhD Michigan State University. Scholarly interests include interdisciplinary collaborations and social work in healthcare settings.
Senior Hall 310 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria; DSW from University of Pennsylvania. Scholarly interests include women's reproductive rights and mental health, perinatal social work, trauma and grief, trauma-informed interventions and systems, social work with children, youth and families, disability studies.
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 322 (Mail Stop: SNR 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 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW and DSW University of Utah. Scholarly interests include disability studies and international social work.
Cynthia Nover, PhD, LCSW
Phase I, Room 217; 668 North Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane (Mail Stop: RPT 239)
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 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare.
Diana Patterson LeBlanc
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.
116 Senior Hall (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
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 312 (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
MSW and PhD The University of Iowa. Scholarly interests include co-existing disorders and veterans and their families.
Deborah V. Svoboda, MSW PhD
Assistant Professor, Affiliated Faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies
326 SNR (Mail Stop: SNR 208)
Deb Svoboda received a MSW from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She has twenty years of experience post MSW working in domestic violence and rape crisis centers. Deb's teaching and research interests revolve around community building, feminist teaching structures, building women's leadership, organizational development, and justice seeking policy construction related to gender based violence and economic disparity.
Lecturer & Everett MSW Director
Gray Wolf Hall 206 - Everett
Phone: 425) 405-1629
Fax: 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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