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Nancy J. Alexander, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
E-mail: nalex@uic.edu
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1974
Instructional area(s): Aging services, school policy.
Research area(s): Poverty among the elderly.
Nancy Alexander

Larry W. Bennett, Professor
E-mail: lwbenn@uic.edu
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1990
Instructional area(s): Research, social work practice, human behavior and the social environment
Research area(s): Domestic violence, substance abuse, evidence-based practice.

Larry Bennett
Valerie Borum, Assistant Professor
E-mail: vborum@uic.edu
PhD, Howard University - 2001
Instructional area(s): Human behavior and the social environment
Research area(s): Suicide, disability and deafness, Womanism/Black feminist issues. Afrocentric research and scholarship
Valerie Borum
Pamela R. Brown,Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor 
E-mail: pbrown9@uic.edu
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago - 2002
Instructional area(s): Social work practice and field instruction
Research area(s): Social Emotional Learning; social work practice.
Pamela R. Brown
Alice K. Butterfield, Professor  
E-mail: akj@uic.edu
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis - 1990 
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, social welfare policy and services
Research area(s): Welfare reform, homelessness, international social work
Social Work Education in Ethiopia Partnership
Alice K. Johnson Butterfield
Barbara C. Coats, Clinical Assistant Professor
E-mail: bc1972@uic.edu
AM, University of Chicago - 1975
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, field instruction
Research area(s): Field units, community-based practice, homelessness.
Barbara C. Coats

Alan Dettlaff, Associate Professor
E-mail: aland@uic.edu
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington - 2004
Instructional area(s): Child and Family Practice, research methods.
Research area(s): Racial disparities in child welfare; immigrant children and families, African American and Latino children and families

Alan Dettlaff
Otima Doyle, Assistant Professor
E-mail: doyleo@uic.edu
PhD, University of Maryland - 2008
Instructional area(s): Social work practice
Research area(s): Prevention interventions with fathers and youth; mental health and mental health disparities in among ethnically diverse youth and families.
Creasie Finney Hairston, Dean, Professor
E-mail: cfh@uic.edu
PhD, Case Western Reserve University - 1978
Research area(s): Social service delivery systems, families and the criminal justice system, Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research
 
Dean Creasie Finney Hairston
Gina B. Gaston, Assistant Professor
E-mail: ggasto3@uic.edu
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago - 2009
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, research.
Research area(s): HIV medical self care and adherence among African Americans, stigma of HIV medical care, and health provider cultural competence.
Gina B. Gaston
James P. Gleeson, Associate Professor
E-mail: jimglee@uic.edu
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1984
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, research and social welfare policy and services
Research area(s): Permanency planning, kinship care
The Kinship Care Practice Project
James P. Gleeson
Chang-ming Hsieh, Associate Professor
E-mail: chsieh@uic.edu
PhD, University of Pennsylvania - 1997
Instructional area(s): Social welfare policy and services, research
Research area(s): Gerontology, applied quantitative research methodologies
 
Chang-ming Hsieh

Annette Johnson, Clinical Associate Professor
E-mail: ajohns5@uic.edu
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1973 
Instructional area (s): Social work practice
Research area(s): School policy

Annette Johnson
Faith Johnson Bonecutter, Clinical Associate Professor  
E-mail: faithjb@uic.edu
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1982
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, field instruction
Research area(s): Child welfare training, permanency planning, kinship care
The Kinship Care Practice Project
Faith Johnson Bonecutter
Sonya J. Leathers, Associate Professor
E-mail: sonyal@uic.edu
PhD, University of Chicago - 2000 
Instructional area(s): Practice, child and adolescent mental health, human behavior in the social environment
Research area(s): Development and dissemination of effective mental health services for foster children
Sonya J. Leathers
Mark A. Mattaini, Associate Professor
E-mail: mattaini@uic.edu
DSW, Columbia University - 1990
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, Community health and urban development, and social welfare history.
Research area(s): Youth violence prevention, nonviolent social action.
Mark A. Mattaini
Henrika McCoy, Assistant Professor
E-mail: hmccoy@uic.edu
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis - 2008
Instructional area(s): Human behavior and the social environment, social work practice, research
Research area(s): Juvenile delinquency, child and adolescent mental health, African Americans.
Henrika McCoy
Cassandra McKay, Associate Professor
Email: cmckay@uic.edu
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago - 2007
Instructional area(s): Social work practice
Research area(s):School social work and educational policy
Cassandra McKay
Joshua P. Mersky, Associate Professor
E-mail: mersky@uic.edu
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2006
Instructional area(s): Human behavior and the social environment
Research area(s): Child maltreatment; child welfare; prevention and early intervention
Christopher G. Mitchell, Associate Professor
E-mail: cgm@uic.edu
PhD, Catholic University of America - 1997
Instructional area(s): Mental health practice
Research area(s): HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment adherence, mental health practice
Christopher G. Mitchell
Von Eugene Nebbitt, Sr., Associate Professor
E-mail: vnebbitt@uic.edu
PhD - Washington University in St. Louis - 2005
Instructional area(s): Human behavior and the social environment, public administration, research methods.
Research area(s): Health outcomes of African American youth, housing and neighborhood effects.
Von Nebbitt
M. Patricia O'Brien, Associate Professor
E-mail: pob@uic.edu
PhD, University of Kansas - 1997
Instructional area(s): Social work practice
Research area(s): Evaluation of substance abuse and domestic violence services to women, reintegration of women out of prison, correctional policy and practice
M. Patricia O'Brien
Jennifer Shepard Payne, Assistant Professor
E-mail: jspayne@uic.edu
PhD, University of California Los Angeles - 2011
Instructional area(s): Mental health practice, social work practice.
Research area(s): Mental health service disparity, diagnostic competence, depression.
Jennifer Shepard Payne
Edward Potts, Clinical Assistant Professor
E-mail: epotts@uic.edu
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago - 1973
Instructional area(s): Social welfare policy and services
Research area(s): Civic engagement, outcome measurement, organizational design

Edward Potts
Natalie D. Smith, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
E-mail: ndsmith@uic.edu
A.M., University of Chicago - 2000
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, field instruction
Research area(s): Social work practice, field instruction

Natalie Smith
James A. Swartz, Associate Professor
E-mail: jaswartz@uic.edu
PhD, Northwestern University - 1990
Instructional area(s): Research, social welfare policy and services
Research area(s): Substance abuse and addiction, co-morbid psychiatric and substance use disorders, evaluation of drug and psychiatric treatment programs for criminal justice populations
James A. Swartz
Amy C. Watson, Associate Professor
E-mail: acwatson@uic.edu
PhD, University of Chicago - 2001
Instructional area(s): Social welfare policy and services
Research area(s): Mental illness services and the justice system

Amy C. Watson
Jennifer Wheeler-Brooks, Assistant Professor
E-mail: jwbrooks@uic.edu
PhD, University of Kansas - 2009
Instructional area(s): Social work practice, social policy
Research area(s): Poverty, community development, social policy
Jennifer Wheeler-Brooks
Julie Wheeler Fisher, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
E-mail: fisherj@uic.edu
MSW, Wayne State University
Instructional area(s): School Social Work Practice
Research area(s): School Social Work
Julie Wheeler Fisher
Jose A. Zayas, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
E-mail: jaz2502@uic.edu
AM, University of Chicago - 1994
Instructional area(s): Field instruction for interns and liaison to field placement partners.
Research area(s): Comer School Development Process; children, adolescents and family practice; disability awareness; access, inclusion, and cultural diversity.
Jose A. Zayas

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