Dr. Pamela C. Twiss


Department of Health and Human Service Professions


Dr. Twiss' expertise is in research, program evaluation and community practice. She has been teaching in the field of social work since 1993 and has held prior appointments in the MSW program at Marywood University, and the Department of Social Work, West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She joined the Cal U faculty in 1999.


  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Social Welfare Policy (history and policy analysis)

Research Interests

  • Housing and community development
  • Poverty and associated problems
  • Military social welfare


  • Social Service Review
  • Social Work in Education
  • Journal of Appalachian Studies
  • Contemporary Rural Social Work

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA)
  • Appalachian Studies Association

Service-learning Projects

  • Coordinator, Northern Appalachian Network learning community at Cal U

Community Engagement

  • Member, Fayette County Housing and Homeless Partnership (LHOT)
  • Member, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Mon River Town Coalition
  • M.S.W. and Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh

Email: twiss@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4053

Office: Azorsky Hall Room 206