Mosaics – Spring 2022

University at Buffalo School of Social Work is ranked #21 by US News and World Report, making us ranked #10 among public institutions.

Inside the issue

Looking at Technology with a Critical Eye

RJN Website Landing Page - Static Image.

Talking Smartphones in Child Welfare

Portrait of Keith Alford.

Deborah Waldrop to Retire

Deborah Waldrop.

Noelle St. Vil's New Role

Noelle St. Vill in front of a grey staircase.

Why I Give: Meet our Alumni Donor

Jackie McGinley sounded by books in a library.

Class Notes

Yellow conversation bubble with "Hello!" written.

Dean's Column

Portrait of Keith Alford.



Maureen Hammett
Vice Dean/Chief of Staff

Sarah J. Watson
Associate Director of Communications

Jana Eisenberg
Contributing Editor/Writer

Design and Photography

Joseph Galanti (design)
IDesign, Inc.

Dylan Buyskes (photography)
Onion Studio, Inc.


Mosaics, the newsletter of the UB School of Social Work, is produced twice a year. May 2022. Volume 16, Number 2.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s more than 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 390 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Correspondence, including requests to be added to or removed from the mailing list, and classnotes submissions, may be sent to: Editor, Mosaics, University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, 685 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260; or email