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

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 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

Assistant 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


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

Gretchen Ely


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 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; 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

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

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


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