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Patricia Quinn-Stabile, Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: Substance Use Disorders in adults and adolescents, non- profit program administration, workforce development, field education, clinical supervision, ethics, legislative processes and policy, parenting medically fragile children, transition of medically fragile children to adult health care systems, tele-behavioral health.



Email: | Phone: 410-706-4538 | Room: COO5 SSW/LAW


Rose, Roderick

Roderick Rose, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Youth in foster care, with an emphasis on behavioral health; Program evaluation; Advanced methods for social work research




Email: | Phone: (410) 706-7023 | Room: 511 SSW/LAW


Theda Rose

Theda Rose, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Adolescent Mental Health Promotion; Measurement of Adolescent Mental Wellbeing; School and Community-based Adolescent Mental Health Promotion Interventions; Positive Youth Development; Program Evaluation; Public Health Social Work

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-4127 | Room: 3W07


Paul Sacco

Paul Sacco, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Alcohol and Drug Use; Pathological and Problem Gambling; Aging and Life Course Development; Latent Variable Methodology

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-8099 | Room: 5E21


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Adam Schneider, Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: Homelessness, Public Policy, Public Health

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-6391 | Room: 3W25


Shaia, Wendy

Wendy Shaia, Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director of SWCOS

Research Interests: Race and equity; Poverty and social justice; Black and African-American children with autism; Single parenting children of color; Organizational development.

Email: | Phone: 410-706-5130 | Room: SWCOS

Terry Shaw

Terry V. Shaw, Associate Professor and Director, Research Division, Institute for Innovation and Implementation

Research Interests: Child Welfare; Advanced Statistical Methods with Administrative Data; Environmental Issues Into Social Work Policy & Practice; Child Welfare Outcomes and Accountability; Adoption and Other Avenues to Permanency; Using Data to Inform Policy

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-3811 | Room: SSW/LAW 559


Corey Shdaimah

Corey Shdaimah, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, Academic Coordinator for the MSW/JD & MSW/MPP Dual Degree Programs

Research Interests: Street-based Sex Work; Court-Affiliated Prostitution Diversion Programs; Child Care Policy; Theory and practice knowledge

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-7544 | Room: 3W17


Everett Smith

Everett Smith, Director of Tele-Behavioral Health Education

Research Interests: Anti-oppressive social work, family therapy, field education, mental health issues and trauma, youth development and family needs.




Email: | Phone: 410-706-1880 | Office: 5E37


Melissa Smith

Melissa Edmondson Smith, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Community-based mental heath services; Black populations diagnosed with serious mental illnesses; Youth and young adults at clinical high risk for psychosis; The intersection of race, ethnicity, sociocultural factors and serious mental illness across the life span; Qualitative and mixed methods research




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


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Peter Smith, Clinical Instructor

Research Interests: Theory Development, Emotional Systems Theory, Object Relations Theory, Clinical Practice, Human Behavior Theories, and the Interface of Religion and Mental Health.

Email:  | Phone: (410) 706-5120 | Room: 2E15

Michelle Tuten

Michelle Tuten, Associate Professor

Research Interests: Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse

Email: | Phone: (410) 706-7519 | Room: 5E28