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Faculty & Research Directory

Internationally recognized for their outstanding research and scholarship, faculty members in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work have an extensive range of expertise in areas that are of critical importance to the lives of people throughout the globe and to the communities in which they live.

Faculty & Research

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Keith Adamson

Associate Professor
PhD, Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

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Ramona Alaggia

Professor
Cross-appointed to the Women and Gender Studies Institute
Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Chair in Child and Family
Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Samantha J. Anthony

Health Scientist, FIFSW and Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor (status only)
Cross-appointed to the Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Rachelle Ashcroft

Associate Professor
Cross Appointed to the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Ph.D., Wilfrid Laurier University

 

Prof. Stephanie Begun, FIFSW

Stephanie Begun

Associate Professor
Cross-appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research
Ph.D., University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

Rupaleem Bhuyan

Rupaleem Bhuyan

Professor & Ph.D. Program Director
Ph.D., University of Washington

Tara Black

Tara Black

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

David J. Brennan

David J. Brennan

Professor
Associate Dean, Research
Ph.D., Boston College

Professor David Burnes

David Burnes

Professor
Canada Research Chair on Older Adult Mistreatment Prevention
Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work

 

Professor Shelley Craig

Shelley L. Craig

Professor
Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Ph.D., Florida International University

Professor Barbara Fallon

Barbara Fallon

Professor
Canada Research Chair in Child Welfare
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Associate Professor Lin Fang

Lin Fang

Associate Professor
Factor-Inwentash Chair in Children’s Mental Health
Ph.D., Columbia University

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson

Esme Fuller-Thomson

Professor & Director, Institute for Life Course and Aging
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Assistant Professor Kyle Ganson

Kyle T. Ganson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Simmons University

Assistant Professor Suzy Goodleaf

Suzy Goodleaf

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
MEd

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Amanda Grenier

Professor
Norman and Honey Schipper Chair in Gerontological Social Work
Ph.D., McGill University

Professor David Hulchanski

David Hulchanski

Professor
Dr. Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing
Ph.D. Urban Planning, University of Toronto

Associate Professor Bryn King

Bryn King

Associate Professor
Factor-Inwentash Chair in Child Welfare
Ph.D., School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Associate Dean, Academic & Professor Eunjung Lee

Eunjung Lee

Associate Dean, Academic & Professor
Factor-Inwentash Chair in Mental Health & Health;
Ph.D., Smith College

 

Assistant Professor Notisha

Notisha Massaquoi

Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Society, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Graduate Cross-Appointment, FIFSW
Ph.D, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor Jane Middelton-Moz

Jane Middelton-Moz

Associate Professor
MS in Clinical Psychology

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Faye Mishna

Professor
Ph.D., Smith College

Professor Peter A. Newman

Peter A. Newman

Professor
Faculty Associate, Joint Centre for Bioethics
Ph.D., Social Work & Social Psychology, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor Ashley Quinn

Ashley Quinn

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professor Cheryl Regehr

Cheryl Regehr

Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professor Michael Saini

Michael Saini

Professor
Factor-Inwentash Chair in Law and Social Work
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Associate Professor Izumi Sakamoto

Izumi Sakamoto

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Social Work & Social Psychology, University of Michigan

Associate Professor Tanya Sharpe

Tanya L. Sharpe

Associate Professor
Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community
Ph.D., Boston College

Associate Professor and MSW Program Director Micheal L. Shier

Micheal L. Shier

Associate Professor
MSW Program Director
Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in the Human Services
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Professor A. Ka Tat Tsang

A. Ka Tat Tsang

Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Dean & Professor Charmaine Williams

Charmaine C. Williams

Dean & Professor
Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Assistant Professor Jia Xue

Jia Xue

Assistant Professor
Joint-appointment with Faculty of Information
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Social Policy Daniyal Zuberi

Daniyal Zuberi

Professor of Social Policy
Joint Appointment, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Ph.D., Harvard University

Sessional Lecturers
Name Degrees
Michael Adia MSW, RSW
Corry Azzopardi PhD, MSW, RSW
Susan Blacker MSW, RSW
Uppala Chandrasekera MSW, RSW
Anita Charleson-Touchie MEd. Counselling Psychology, C. C. C., SEP
Caden Craig BSW, MSW, RSW
Dr. Paula David MSW, PhD
Joelleann Forbes MSW., RSW.
Roxanne Francis MSW, RSW
Vincent Francoeur
Deborah Goodman PhD University of Toronto; MSW; RSW;
Thomas Granofsky MPhil University of Oxford; BSW Ryerson University
Tracey Grose B.Sc. MSW, RSW
Mohamed Hamdouni
Jennifer Hunter PhD, York University; MA, York University; MSW, University of Toronto
Dale Kuehl MSW, RSW
Steve William Lurie MM, McGill McConnell Voluntary Sector Leadership program; MSW; BA, University of Toronto
Kelly Mandarino PhD, MSW, RSW
Sandra  McNeil PhD., University of Toronto; MSW. and BSW., York University
Raza M. Mirza PhD, MSc
Janet Morrison
Barbara Muskat PhD., University of Toronto; MSW., Wilfrid Laurier University; RSW.
Analaura Pauchulo PhD, MEd
Shely Polak PhD, MSW, RSW, Acc. FM.
Svetlana Popova MD, PhDs, MPH
Casey Ready BSW, MSW, PhD
Natalia Serenko Ph.D., University of Toronto; MSW, HBA in Social Work, HBA in Psychology, Lakehead University
Adriana Shnall PhD, MSW, RSW
Frank Sirotich MSW; PhD
Ela Smith MSW, RSW, ECE
Laura Tamblyn Watts LLB
Rahim Thawer
Ruth C.  White PhD, MPH, MSW
Course Instructors
Name Degrees
Gerardo Betancourt BA, MEd
Kaitrin Doll
Clara Ho BSc. (Hons), MSW., RSW.
Amina Hussain BSc, MSW
Viveka Ichikawa BA, MSW, RSW
Trish Lenz HBSc, BSW, MSW, MPA
Yu Lung BA, MSSW, RSW
Carolyn O'Connor HBA, MSW, RSW
Rachael Pascoe HBA, MSW
Ali Pearson
Sly Sarkisova
Cathy Schmidt BSc, MSW
Michael Wall
Keri West HBA, MSW
Kedi Zhao
Teaching Assistants
Name Degrees
Status Only Faculty
Name Degrees Primary Affiliation
Corry Azzopardi PhD, MSW, RSW The Hospital for Sick Children
Uppala Chandrasekera MSW, RSW Toronto Public Health
Terry Cheng MSW(Fordham University, New York), PhD (Toronto), RSW Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Andrew Eaton PhD, MSW, RSW Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina - Saskatoon Campus
John Fluke MA, PhD The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Deborah Goodman PhD University of Toronto; MSW; RSW; Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Raza M. Mirza PhD, MSc HelpAge Canada
Amanda Noble MSW, PhD Covenant House Toronto
Kaitlin Schwan MSW, PhD Women's National Housing and Homelessness Network
Christine Sheppard MSW, PhD Wellesley Institute
Adriana Shnall PhD, MSW, RSW Baycrest
Frank Sirotich MSW; PhD Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch
Laura Tamblyn Watts LLB CanAge
Adjunct Faculty
Name Degrees
Steve William Lurie MM, McGill McConnell Voluntary Sector Leadership program; MSW; BA, University of Toronto
Karen Martin BSc, MSW, RSW
Barbara Muskat PhD., University of Toronto; MSW., Wilfrid Laurier University; RSW.
Professors Emeriti
Name Degrees
Donald F.  Bellamy D.S.W. (Columbia)
Margot Breton M.S.W. (McGill)
Adrienne S. Chambon Professor Emeritus; M.A. Sociology, University of Paris-Nanterre, France; B.S.W. University of Haifa, Israel; Ph.D. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Tahany Gadalla B.Sc. (Applied Statistics) - Cairo University; Diploma (Demography and Population Studies) - United Nations Demographic Centre; M. Math. (Statistics) - University of Waterloo; M. Sc. (Biostatistics) - University of Toronto; Ph.D. (Measurement) - University of Toronto; Ph.D. - University of Toronto
Ralph Garber D.S.W. (Pennsylvania)
Usha George Ph.D. (Nigeria)
Howard Irving Ph.D. (Toronto)
Ellen Katz Associate Professor, Teaching StreamPh.D., University of Toronto
Ernie  Lightman Hon. BA, Economics and Political Science, University of Toronto; MA, Economics, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, Economics, University of California
Andrea Litvack Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Emerita; M.S.W., McGill University; B.S.W., McGill University
Rob MacFadden Professor Emeritus; BA, Sociology, University of Toronto; MSW, University of Toronto; PhD, University of Toronto
Elsa Marziali Ph.D. (Smith College)
Lynn McDonald Professor; Co-Director, Institute for Life Course and Aging Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care; Scientific Director of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE); B.A. Psychology, University of Manitoba; M.S.W. University of Manitoba; Ph.D. Sociology, University of Calgary
Donald Meeks Ph.D. (Smith College)
Sheila Neysmith Professor Emeritus; B.Sc. McGill University, Montreal, Canada; M.S.W. McGill University, Montreal, Canada; D.S.W. Social Welfare, Columbia University, NYC
Roxanne Power Senior Lecturer; B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Memorial University, Nfld.
Ben Schlesinger Ph.D. (Cornell)
Ben Zion Shapiro D.S.W. (Case Western Reserve)
Wes Shera Professor & Dean Emeritus; B.A., M.A., PhD.
Susan Stern Associate Professor Cross appointed Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Ph.D., School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Rubin Todres Ph.D
Lilian M. Wells M.S.W. (Manitoba); Adv.Dip. S.W. (Toronto)
Postdoctoral Fellows
Name Degrees
Zerihun Admassu BSc. Nursing, MPH, PhD, public health, University of South Africa
Samaneh Hosseini Moghaddam
Sokeibelemaye Nwauche PhD, Development Studies, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Sarah Van Borek PhD, Environmental Education, Rhodes University, South Africa; MFA, Film and TV, University of Cape Town