Faculty

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.