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Faculty

The Department of Social Work has a wonderful group of faculty and staff members who help students successfully adjust to college life. 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.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Pamela C. Twiss

    Professor

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

Faculty

  • Sheri Boyle

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Dr. Margaret (Peg) Christopher

    Associate Professor

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

  • Vanessa-Drew-Branch

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

  • Dr. Bernadette Jeffrey

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Jeffrey's prior assignments in teaching and research: Adjunct Faculty, Freshman Seminar More

  • Sharon B. Juli

    Part-time Professor

    Ms. Juli is an expert in gerontology. She coordinated the department's efforts to enrich  More

  • Tiffany Lumpkin

    Temporary Faculty

    Tiffany T. Lumpkin is the program director of Family Group Decision Making at Small Seeds More

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Perry-Burney

    Professor

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

  • Dr. Rosalie Smiley

    Professor

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  • Dr. Norma Thomas

    Associate Professor

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

  • Dr. Carolyn Wass

    Instructor

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  • Dr. Bonnie Young Laing

    Assistant Professor

    Bonnie Young Laing holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Edinboro University of More

  • Jane Zupancic

    Instructor

    Zupancic is a licensed social worker with nearly 16 years of experience in the field of More