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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.
College of Social Sciences
Programs of Study
Everett Degree Programs
Vancouver Degree Programs
Eastern Washington Programs
Child Welfare - CWTAP
Clute, Mary Ann
LeBlanc, Diana Patterson
Job Resources for Social Workers
Alumni Connection & News
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.
Professor, Director & Chair.
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 116)
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 208 (Office: SNR 332)
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 208 (Office: SNR 229)
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 Hall 208 (Office: SNR 114)
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 208 (Office: SNR 316)
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 Spokane based MSW Hybrid program. She has a A.S. in Paralegal Studies, specializing in Landlord-Tenant Law, a B.S. in Psychology and a BASW. She received her MSW from the Eastern Washington University in 2003. She has worked in a number of different practice settings including Children's Administration, Frontier Behavioral Health and the Spokane County Regional Support Network. Her practice interests include: behavioral health and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, law and ethics and policy.
Mary Ann Clute, PhD
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 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.
Director of the Addiction Studies (ADST) Program/Senior Lecturer
Phase 1, #239 (Mail Stop: RPT 239)
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.
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 216)
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.
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 328)
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 208 (Office: SNR 214)
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 208 (Office: SNR 310)
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.
Addiction Studies (ADST) Senior Lecturer
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 324)
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.
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.
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 322)
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.
Director of Disability Studies (DSST)/Professor
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 233)
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.
Director of Field Education and Training/Senior Lecturer
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 112)
MSW University of Washington. Scholarly interests include child welfare.
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 312)
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
Senior Hall 208 (Office: SNR 326)
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.
Diane Somerday, Coordinator of Student Services
208 Senior Hall Office 123
Cheney, WA 99004
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