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College of Human Environmental Sciences

PhD Faculty

Kelli CanadaKelli Canada, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Serious mental illness; clinical social work; older adults; mental health courts; criminal justice system and mental illness.

Dale FitchDale Fitch, PhD, Director & Associate Professor
Research Interests: Child welfare; information systems in human service organizations; systems theory; systemic research methodologies; organizational decision making.

Coleen GalambosColleen Galambos, PhD, MSW, Professor and Director Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work Program
Research Interests: Gerontechnology; care coordination; transdiciplinary practice; health care practice education; discharge planning; aging in place; long term care

Michael KellyMichael J. Kelly, PhD, MSSW, Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Employee empowerment and involvement; organizational development in social work administration & planning; research & program evaluation; computers in social work.

Clark PetersClark Peters, PhD, JD, AM, Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Child welfare services and organization; adolescent transition to adulthood; engagement of youth in civil society; juvenile justice; juvenile courts, and probation; history of social work; role of theory in social work; advocacy and collaboration with other professionals; restorative justice.

Marjorie SableMarjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW, MPH, Professor, Director
Research Interests: Maternal and child health; adolescent pregnancy, psychosocial barriers to prenatal care and family planning; domestic violence; perinatal substance abuse.

Leigh TenkkuLeigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH, Associate Research Professor, Director for Research
Research Interests: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; screening brief Intervention referral and treatment; preconception health; mental health of women; social and cultural context of health.

Aaron ThompsonAaron Thompson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor
Research Interests: School and community service agency collaborations; school-based interventions for children with social, emotional, and behavioral health concerns; building self-determination for students with educational disabilities; site-based information systems to inform tiered response models..

Dong Pil YoonDong Pil Yoon, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor
Research Interests: Religiousness/spirituality; human diversity; gerontology; rural social work; welfare reform.

Mansoo YuMansoo Yu, PhD, MSW, MA, Associate Professor, Faculty Advisor for the MSW/MPH Dual Program and Director of Doctoral Program
Research Interests: Health risk behaviors; health disparities; mental health and physical health; epidemiologic research; healthy adolescent development; research with racial/ethnic groups and vulnerable/ underserved populations.