Role: Assistant Professor for Child & Family Studies; Family Studies Cluster Coordinator for University Studies Program
Education: B.A., Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, MSW and Ph.D. Portland State University School of Social Work
Experience: Direct practice of clinical social work with children, adults and families; supervision and management of mental health and child welfare programs; Quality assurance and contract monitoring for private and public mental health programs.
Interests: children's mental health focused on assessment of strengths and resilience of children and families dealing with mental health challenges; Military Family support and support and treatment for returning veterans; investigation of civic engagement and retention of undergraduate students; Management and supervision practices in publicly funded mental health and human services programs.
Teaching Areas: Mental health practices and programs, Social welfare policy and history, Family Studies and human development.