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Full Time Faculty

Louanne Bakk

Assistant 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

Assistant 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 Professor; PhD Program Director


Research Interests: Adolescent Sexuality, Gender, Youth Empowerment

579 Baldy Hall

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

Email: lb35@buffalo.edu

Elizabeth Bowen

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, homelessness, housing, health disparities, substance use, addiction

647 Baldy Hall

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

Email: eabowen@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


Research Interests: Child Welfare, Immigrants

665 Baldy Hall

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

Email: fmc8@buffalo.edu

Catherine N. Dulmus

Professor; Associate Dean for Research


Research Interests: Adolescent Mental Health, Child Mental Health, Community-based Research, Community-University Partnerships

591 Baldy Hall, 221 Parker Hall

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

Email: cdulmus@buffalo.edu

Gretchen Ely

Associate Professor


Research Interests: Health disparities, sexual and reproductive health, cancer prevention, partner violence, social justice, social work education

657 Baldy Hall

Phone: 716-645-1243; Fax: 716-645-3456

Email: geely@buffalo.edu

Diane E. Elze

Associate Professor; MSW Program Director


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 Associate 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

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Child Welfare, Practice Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Research Methods, Social Capital Impact, Social Welfare Policy, Strength-based Approaches and Supporting Community/Families

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

Assistant Professor


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

Kathleen A. Kost

Associate Professor


Research Interests: Employment, Organizations, Poverty

681 Baldy Hall

Phone: 716-645-1269; Fax: 716-645-3456

Email: kost@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

Patricia Logan-Greene

Assistant 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

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

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Microfinance and masculinity, 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

660 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

Barbara A. Rittner

Associate Professor


Research Interests: Child Welfare, Children at Risk, Mental Health

575 Baldy Hall

Phone: 716-645-1256; Fax: 716-645-3456

Email: rittner@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

Charles Syms

Clinical Associate Professor


Research Interests: Child Welfare, Interventions

577 Baldy Hall

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

Email: syms@buffalo.edu

Deborah P. Waldrop

Professor; Associate Dean for Faculty Development


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

Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Research Interests: Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Social Work, Refugees

624 Baldy Hall

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

Email: hweaver@buffalo.edu