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Jill Farrell

Jill Farrell, Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Juvenile Justice; Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices; Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System; Program Evaluation; Using Data to Inform Policy; Workforce Development



Email: | Phone: (410) 706-6693 | Room: 306 W.Redwood


gisele ferretto

Gisele Ferretto, Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: Professional ethics, policy and leadership development, field education, child welfare practice, child abuse and neglect prevention, confidentiality, and curriculum development




Email: | Phone: (410) 706-6934 | Room: 2E21


Nadine Finigan

Nadine Finigan-Carr, Research Associate Professor and Director of the Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative

Research Interests: Public Health Social Work; Adolescent Risk Behaviors– sexual reproductive health, aggression and violence, substance use; ChildWelfare; Child Sex Trafficking; Parent Engagement | Phone:(410) 706-7157 | Room:SSW/LAW 517

Pamela Clarkson Freeman

Pamela Clarkson Freeman, Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Program Evaluation and Quantitative Methods; Applied Statistics; Intervention Research with At-risk Youth and Families; Social Work Practice with Children; Trauma Focused CBT, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Wrap-Around Services for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma  | Phone:(410)-706-6349| Room:SSW/Law 509


Jodi Frey

Jodi Jacobson Frey, Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Research Interests: Adult and Workplace Behavioral Health; Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention; Employee Assistance and Worker Health and Well-being; Working Families; Financial Capability and Asset Building

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-3607 | Room: 3W08


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Samantha Fuld, Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: The impact of trauma and stigma on mental health in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Incorporating critical disability studies into social work education and practice; Critical social work education and practice; Social & institutional models of understanding and undoing oppression; Neurodiversity; Reflective supervision



Email: | Phone: (410) 706-7021 | Room: 3W23


Debbie Gioia

Deborah Gioia, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Schizophrenia and Vocational Identity; Evidence-Based Practice Adoption by Mental Health Practitioners; Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood; Veteran’s Mental Health; First Episode Psychosis

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-7765 | Room: 3W16


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Laurie Graham, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Sexual violence prevention, Intimate partner violence and homicide prevention, Human trafficking prevention, Intersectional research and practice, Intervention research




Phone: (410) 706-7012 | Email: | Room: 3W06


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Elizabeth Greeno, Research Associate Professor

Research Interests: Child Welfare; Trauma; Child Abuse & Neglect; Child Welfare; WorkforceMental Health

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-4259 | Room: 306 W.Redwood


Geoff Greif

Geoffrey L. Greif, Professor

Research Interests: Family Therapy; Group Work; Child Abduction; Single Parents; Friendships

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-3567 | Room: 3W01


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Deborah S. Harburger, Clinical Instructor; Director, Division of Policy, Finance & Systems Design; Director, Ruth Young Center for Maryland, The Institute for Innovation & Implementation

Research Interests: Public child- and family-serving systems and related reform and design; child welfare; older youth involved with child welfare; interagency initiatives; sustainable financing for home- and community based services




Email: | Phone: 410-706-1868 | Room: 306 W. Redwood Street, 2nd Floor


Henderson Madge

Madge Henderson, Clinical Instructor and Field Coordinator

Research Interests: Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Renal Care, and Hospice





Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-3894 | Room: 5E31


Angela Henneberger

Angela K. Henneberger, Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Positive Youth Development; Peer Relationships; At-Risk Youth; Academic Development; Social Development; Causal Inference; Advanced Statistical Methods

Email: | Phone: (410) 706-6341 | Room: LAW/SSW COO6-B


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Tamara Hicks, Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Social Determinants Of Health, Health and Access Disparities, Gentrification and Neighborhood Change, Chronic Stress among Special Needs Parents
  | Phone: (410)706-7010 | Room: 3W03


Mary Hodorowicz

Mary Hodorowicz, Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Social Work Teaching and Training Methods, Child Maltreatment Prevention, Substance Use, Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, and Child Welfare, Adoption, and At-Risk Youth Populations.






Email:  |  Phone: 410-706-3616  |  Room: 3W24 


Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Organizational Learning, Capacity-building, and Development; Management Practices that Enhance Worker Well-Being and Performance; Workforce Development, Performance Management; Program Evaluation

Email: | Phone: (410) 706-1496 | Room: 3E29-C