Our Directors facilitate the development and implementation of the Institute's mission and vision with the guidance of our faculty and student affiliates.
Filomena Critelli has a history of engagement in global social justice advocacy, social work within immigrant communities and a track record of research and publications on South Asia and migration issues.
Laura Lewis has facilitated academic partnerships in Moldova and Mexico, and developed and supervised international field placements for MSW students in several countries including India, Macedonia, Thailand, South Korea, and the Dominican Republic.
|Sarah Richards-Desai||email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professional/research interests:||Refugee women’s social and economic integration, Social capital and networks of resettled refugees, Transnational feminist research, Mixed methods research, Cultural humility in social work with refugees|
|Kelly Patterson||email: email@example.com|
|Professional/research interests:||Community-based Housing Organizations, Fair Housing Advocacy, Housing Patterns and Poverty, Spatial Issues and Social Service Access/Delivery, Subsidized Housing, Urban Neighborhoods|
|Asli Yalim||email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professional/research interests:||Refugee Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing, Forced Migration in The Middle East, Resilience and Empowerment, Community-Based Participatory Research|