Faculty

Adrian Aguilera

Adrian AguileraAssociate Professor Adrian Aguilera’s research uses digital & mobile technologies to improve health & mental healthcare of low-income & ethnic minority populations, with a focus on Latino & Spanish-speaking populations.

Michael J. Austin

Michael J. AustinProfessor of the Graduate School Michael J. Austin is a leading contributor to the field of social service management. He focuses on nonprofit and public sector management, organizational change and policy implementation.

Linda Burton

Linda BurtonDean Linda Burton's research focuses on child welfare & poverty: intergenerational family structures, processes, & role transitions; context & place in the daily lives of families; & childhood adultification & the accelerated life course.

Yu-Ling Chang

Yu-Ling ChangAssistant Professor Yu-Ling Chang's research examines the relationships among poverty, inequality and social safety net programs.

Julian Chun-Chung Chow

Julian ChowHutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation Professor Julian Chow studies community practice and service delivery in urban poverty and ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods; program planning and development; and cultural competency services.

Jill Duerr Berrick

Jill Duerr BerrickZellerbach Family Foundation Professor Jill Duerr Berrick's research focuses on the child welfare system and the experiences of children and families touched by foster care.

Jeffrey L. Edleson

Jeffrey EdlesonSpecht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services Jeffrey L. Edleson is a leading expert in domestic violence. His current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children.

Eileen Gambrill

Eileen GambrillProfessor of the Graduate School Eileen Gambrill's research focuses on professional ethics and education; evidence-based practice; professional decision making; social learning theory; evaluation; and social skills training.

Neil Gilbert

Neil GilbertMilton and Gertrude Chernin Professor Neil Gilbert is co-director of the Center for Child and Youth Policy and director of the Center for Comparative Family Welfare and Poverty Research.

Anu Manchikanti Gómez

Anu Manchikanti GomezAssistant professor Anu Manchikanti Gómez ​is director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program (SHARE). A health equity researcher, her work focuses on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.

Stephen Hinshaw

Stephen HinshawUC Berkeley Professor of Psychology Stephen Hinshaw is an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare.

Erin Kerrison

Erin KerrisonAssistant Professor Erin M. Kerrison's work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions operate as social determinants of health.

David Lindeman

David LindemanCITRIS Health Initiative Director David Lindeman is an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare.

Mary Ann Mason

Mary Ann MasonProfessor of the Graduate School and Berkeley Social Welfare Professor Emerita Mary Ann Mason served as the first woman dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate Division from 2000 to 2007.

James Midgley

Jim MidgelyProfessor of the Graduate School James Midgley is an authority in the fields of international social work and social work and social policy in the developing world.

Osagie K. Obasogie

Osagie ObasogieHaas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics Osagie K. Obasogie is an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare.

Kurt Organista

Kurt OrganistaProfessor Kurt Organista studies psychosocial problems within Chicanx and Latinx communities, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinx, and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinx.

Emily J. Ozer

Emily OzerUC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor of Community Health and Human Development Emily J. Ozer is an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare.

Tina Sacks

Tina SacksAssistant Professor Tina Sacks' research focuses on racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality.

Andrew Scharlach

Andrew ScharlachProfessor of the Graduate School Andrew Scharlach's research examines innovative social and community supports designed to promote healthy aging.

Steven P. Segal

Steven segalProfessor of the Graduate School Steven P. Segal's research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness.

Valerie Shapiro

Valerie ShapiroAssociate Professor Valerie Shapiro examines the prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and youth through the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of effective prevention practices.

Jennifer Skeem

Jennifer SkeemMack Distinguished Professor Jennifer Skeem's research focuses on the intersection between behavioral science and the justice system—with the goal of informing effective decision-making about people at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.

Paul Sterzing

Paul SterzingAssociate Professor Paul Sterzing’s research focuses on polyvictimization, bullying victimization, and the links between familial and extrafamilial forms of victimization among sexual and gender minority youth and other vulnerable adolescent populations.

Susan Stone

Susan StoneCatherine Mary and Eileen Clare Hutto Professor of Social Services in Public Education Susan Stone is a leading authority on social work in education and its impact on the academic progress of vulnerable youth.

Robert Ayasse

Robert AyasseField consultant and Lecturer Robert Ayasse has extensive experience in developing school-based collaborative efforts for helping vulnerable children and families, particularly school support services for foster children.

Luna Calderon

Luna CalderonLecturer Luna Calderon is committed to bringing wellness and recovery tools to people of color and the LGBTQQ communities.

Denicia Carlay

Denicia CarlayDenicia Carlay is a field consultant and lecturer at the School of Social Welfare. She works closely with the MSW, Title IV-E students.

Eveline Chang

Eveline ChangLecturer Eveline Chang has spent over 25 years developing and managing community programs rooted in social justice, activism, multicultural leadership development, self-determination, and community wellness.

Andrea DuBrow

Andrea DuBrowField consultant and lecturer Andrea DuBrow assists MSW students in the Strengthening Organizations and Communities concentration. She also advises and teaches students in the concurrent degree programs in social welfare and public health.

Christina Feliciana

Christina FelicianaField consultant, lecturer and Title IV-E project coordinator Christina Feliciana has served as a social worker in school- and community-based settings in Alameda and San Francisco counties, specializing in services for foster youth.

Isela Garcia White

Isela Garcia-WhiteIsela Garcia White is a field consultant and lecturer at the School of Social Welfare. She works closely with students focused on children and community mental health.

Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer JacksonJennifer Jackson has been a field consultant and lecturer at the School of Social Welfare since 2010. She works closely with students in the behavioral health and health concentrations.

Greg Merrill

Greg MerrillGreg Merrill is the director of field education. Among his research interests are motivational interviewing; trauma; intimate partner violence/domestic violence; anxiety disorders; and behavioral health

Christine Scudder

Christine ScudderChristine Scudder (MSW, LCSW, PPSC) has over 20 years of social work experience in micro, mezzo and macro levels of practice

Carrie Cangelosi

Carrie CangelosiCommunity lecturer Carrie Cangelosi, LCSW, has worked in public sector health care settings including Lifelong Medical and SF General Hospital.

Barbara Ivins

Barbara IvinsCommunity lecturer Barbara Ivins, PhD, is Director of Early Intervention Services (EIS) at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has provided training, supervision, and consultation within the Bay Area early childhood mental health community for over 35 years.

Elizabeth Kita

Beth KitaCommunity lecturer Elizabeth Kita (PhD, LCSW) is a clinical social worker whose practice focuses primarily on the psychodynamics of trauma, violence, and incarceration.

Jeanette Lopez-Urbina

Jeanette Lopez-UrbinaCommunity lecturer Jeanette Lopez-Urbina (MSW, LCSW) has worked extensively with youth and families, especially in the area of trauma.

Patti Park

Patti ParkCommunity Lecturer Patti Park is a licensed clinical social worker with a PhD in psychology. She has extensive experience in executive and senior leadership positions in community mental health organizations.

Paula Smith Arrigoni

Paula Smith ArrigoniCommunity lecturer Paula Smith Arrigoni specializes in community development finance, youth development, arts management, community clinics, domestic violence service organizations, and film and media.

Wendy Wiegmann

Wendy WeigmannCalifornia Child Welfare Indicators Project Director Wendy Wiegmann's interests include child welfare and juvenile dependency courts, children with siblings in foster care, and substance abuse among parents involved with the child welfare system.

Bari Cornet

Bari Cornet is field education consultant and lecturer emerita at the School of Social Welfare.

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs is professor emerita at the School of Social Welfare as well as a clinical psychologist and noted writer. She is also the first African American professor appointed to an endowed chair in the University of California.

Bart Grossman

Bart Grossman is fieldwork director emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. An expert in social work and field education, Grossman’s research interests also include child welfare and human service organizations.

Ralph Kramer

Ralph Kramer is professor emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research focuses on nonprofit organizations and the welfare state.

Lorraine Midanik

Lorraine Midanik is dean and professor emerita of the School of Social Welfare. Her research focuses on the biomedicalization of social problems, research methodology, health policy, alcohol and drug policy and the epidemiology of alcohol and drug use.

Leonard Miller

Leonard Miller is professor emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research interests include development, public finance, education and econometrics.

Robert Pruger

Robert Pruger is professor emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research focuses on social policy analysis, organization theory and efficiency in social services.

William Runyan

William Runyan is professor emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research focuses on the intersections of history, psychology and psychobiography with social work.

Yu-Wen Ying

Yu-Wen Ying is professor emerita at the School of Social Welfare. Her research considers family and mental health across cultures and how they are influenced by the experience of immigration.

Rafael Herrera

Rafael Herrera is director of admissions and fieldwork consultant emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His work considers mental health within the Latino community and the delivery of health services in crisis and disaster.

Peter Manoleas

Peter Manoleas is fieldwork consultant and lecturer emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. He is an expert on the topics of community behavioral health and disparity reduction strategies.

Paul Terrell

Paul Terrell is lecturer and coordinator of academic programs emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research focuses on the financing and organization of social welfare programs as well as voluntary sector relationships and contracting.