Full Time Faculty

  • Louanne Bakk

    DSW Program Director; Clinical Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Gerontology, Health Access, Health Disparities, Macro Practice, Program Evaluation, Social Welfare Policy

    668 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1861; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: louanneb@buffalo.edu

  • Annahita Ball

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Social work services in schools, youth development, school-family-community partnerships, educational policy

    652 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-8951; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: annahita@buffalo.edu

  • Laina Y. Bay-Cheng

    Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Professor


    Research Interests: Adolescent Sexuality, Gender, Youth Empowerment

    579 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1225; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: lb35@buffalo.edu

  • Elizabeth Bowen

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Homelessness, health disparities, addiction recovery, policy analysis

    647 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1258; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: eabowen@buffalo.edu

  • Clara M. Bradizza

    Professor


    Research Interests: addictions, substance use, interventions

    1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 887-3353

    Email: bradizza@buffalo.edu

  • Lisa Butler

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Trauma and Resilience, Trauma-informed Practice, Veterans and Their Families, Dissociative Processes

    592 Baldy Hall, 229 Parker Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1247; Fax: 716-645-3456, 716-829-3938

    Email: ldbutler@buffalo.edu

  • Filomena M. Critelli

    Associate Professor; Undergraduate Studies Coordinator


    Research Interests: Gender-based violence in domestic and global contexts; global migration, human rights of women, children, and migrants; intersection of trauma and human rights; global social work and social welfare

    681 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1250; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: fmc8@buffalo.edu

  • Catherine N. Dulmus

    Professor; Associate Dean for Research


    Research Interests: Behavioral health, serious mental illness across the life span, community-based research, community-university research partnerships

    591 Baldy Hall, 221 Parker Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1253; Fax: 716-645-3456, 716-829-3992

    Email: cdulmus@buffalo.edu

  • Diane E. Elze

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Adolescent Health, Adolescent Mental Health, HIV Prevention Interventions and Adolescents, LGBT

    628 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1228; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: deelze@buffalo.edu

  • Susan A. Green

    Clinical Professor


    Research Interests: Child Welfare, Children and Families, Community

    664 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1249; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: sagreen@buffalo.edu

  • Annette Semanchin Jones

    PhD Program Director; Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Child Welfare; permanency and well-being; youth connections to supportive adults; strengthening families; racial equity; child welfare policy

    662 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1862; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: amsemanc@buffalo.edu

  • Robert H. Keefe

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Health Access and Outcomes, Health Disparities

    632 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1230; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: rhkeefe@buffalo.edu

  • Isok Kim

    Associate Professor; MSW Program Director


    Research Interests: Ethnic Minorities, Mental Health, Psychological Empowerment, Substance Abuse

    667 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1252; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: isokkim@buffalo.edu

  • Wooksoo Kim

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Asian immigrants, Asian immigrant elders, and their mental health, alcohol use and gambling; immigration and acculturation; community-based research

    626 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1227; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: wkim5@buffalo.edu

  • Denise J. Krause

    Clinical Professor; Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations


    Research Interests: Interventions, Solution Focused Practice

    620 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1223; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: dkrause@buffalo.edu

  • Laura A. Lewis

    Clinical Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Global Partnerships; Director of Field Education

    634 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1232; Fax: 716-645-3157

    Email: lalewis@buffalo.edu

  • Patricia Logan-Greene

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Child Welfare, Cumulative Adversity, Criminal Justice Responses to Violence, Victimization, Violence

    630 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1533; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: pblogang@buffalo.edu

  • Michael Lynch

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education


    Research Interests: Field education, social work services in schools, data and technology in social work

    637 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1236; Fax: 716-645-3157

    Email: mrlynch2@buffalo.edu

  • Kathryn McClain-Meeder

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education


    Research Interests: Field education; trauma and trauma-informed practice; refugees and immigrants; veterans

    646 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1260; Fax: 716-645-3157

    Email: mcclainm@buffalo.edu

  • Nadine Shaanta Murshid

    Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Microfinance, domestic violence, genocide, political violence, trauma, social movements

    656 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-5749; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: nadinemu@buffalo.edu

  • Yunju Nam

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Asset-building, Economic Inequality, Elderly Immigrants, Poverty, Social Welfare Policy

    658 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1255; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: yunjunam@buffalo.edu

  • Thomas H. Nochajski

    Research Professor


    Research Interests: Practice Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Research Methods, Screening Assessment and the Criminal Justice Population, Substance Abuse, Treatment and the Criminal Justice Population

    577 Baldy Hall, 231 Parker Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1245; Fax: 716-645-3456, 716-829-3992

    Email: thn@buffalo.edu

  • Kelly Patterson

    Associate Professor


    Research Interests: Community-based Housing Organizations, Fair Housing Advocacy, Housing Patterns and Poverty, Spatial Issues and Social Service Access/Delivery, Subsidized Housing, Urban Neighborhoods

    663 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1248; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: klp27@buffalo.edu

  • Maria Y. Rodriguez

    Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Intersection of applied demography, computational social science, and social policy

    660 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-2986; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: myr2@buffalo.edu

  • Melanie Sage

    Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Child welfare culture; Indian Child Welfare Act; social work technology; family-centered child welfare practice; technology in social work; distance education

    621 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1270; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: msage@buffalo.edu

  • Todd Sage

    Clinical Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Use of Motivational Interviewing in Child Welfare; Drug and Alcohol Addiction; Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Social Work with Veterans; Instructional design for distance education

    623 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1264; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: toddsage@buffalo.edu

  • Nancy J. Smyth

    Dean; Professor


    Research Interests: Social work in digital environments, psychological trauma; addictions; implementation science, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

    680 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1266; Fax: 716-645-3883

    Email: sw-dean@buffalo.edu

  • Peter Sobota

    Clinical Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Interventions, Social Work and Non-Traditional Settings

    666 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1251; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: psobota@buffalo.edu

  • Mickey Sperlich

    Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Trauma, Mental Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Interventions, Child Mental Health, Health Disparities

    619 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-9087; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: msperlic@buffalo.edu

  • Christopher St. Vil

    Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Gender, Trauma, Violence, Victimization, Substance Abuse

    625 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-9091; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: cstvil@buffalo.edu

  • Noelle M. St. Vil

    Assistant Professor


    Research Interests: Interpersonal violence; black male-female relationships; man-sharing

    645 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-9093; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: noellest@buffalo.edu

  • Paul R. Stasiewicz

    Professor; Janet B. Wattles Endowed Chair


    Research Interests: addictions, interventions, treatment

    1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 887-3353

  • Charles Syms

    Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus (Part-Time)


    Research Interests: Child Welfare, Interventions

    577 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1224; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: syms@buffalo.edu

  • Deborah P. Waldrop

    Professor


    Research Interests: Bereavement Outcomes, End-of-Life Decision Making, Gerontology

    633 Baldy Hall, 225 Parker Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1231; Fax: 716-645-3456, 716-829-3992

    Email: dwaldrop@buffalo.edu

  • Hilary N. Weaver

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor


    Research Interests: Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Social Work, Refugees

    624 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1226; Fax: 716-645-3456

    Email: hweaver@buffalo.edu