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Master of Social Work: Faculty

Our social work program features a talented and skilled group of faculty with a wide range of subject area expertise and methodological interests. Their proven teaching methods, evidence-based knowledge and hands-on experience will shape you to become professional social workers. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.


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    Sheri Boyle

    Assistant Professor

    Boyle has been an aide to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and a clinical social worker at Children's More

  • Photo of Dr. Margaret (Peg) Christopher

    Dr. Margaret (Peg) Christopher

    Associate Professor

    Before coming to California University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christopher served as Social Work More

  • Photo of Vanessa-Drew-Branch


    Dr. Vanessa Drew-Branch is the co-owner of GrassRoutes Counseling Services, with operating sites More

  • Photo of Dr. Gwendolyn Perry-Burney

    Dr. Gwendolyn Perry-Burney


    Dr. Perry-Burney served on the faculty at the University of Akron before coming to Cal U  More

  • Photo of Dr. Rosalie Smiley

    Dr. Rosalie Smiley



  • Photo of Dr. Norma Thomas

    Dr. Norma Thomas

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Thomas began as the MSW program director and associate professor at California More

  • Photo of Dr. Pamela C. Twiss

    Dr. Pamela C. Twiss


    Dr. Twiss' expertise is in research, program evaluation and community practice. She has  More