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Melissa Smith

Melissa Edmondson Smith, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Severe Mental Illness; African Americans with Schizophrenia; Ethnic Minorities with Schizophrenia; Mental Health Treatment Outcomes; Mental Health Services Research



Email: | Phone: (410) 706-5107 | Room: 3W15


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


Nadine Finigan

Nadine Finigan-Carr, Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the RYC

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 Professor

Research Interests: Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs); Health and Productivity Management; Financial Capability and Economic Well-Being; Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention

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


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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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


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


Mary Hodorowicz

Mary Hodorowicz

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.








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