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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

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
PhD, Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Ramona Alaggia

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

Samantha J. Anthony

Assistant Professor (status only)
Cross-appointed to the Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Rachelle Ashcroft

Rachelle Ashcroft

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Wilfrid Laurier University

Prof. Stephanie Begun, FIFSW

Stephanie Begun

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

Rupaleem Bhuyan

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington

Tara Black

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

David J. Brennan

Associate Dean, Research
Ph.D., Boston College

David Burnes

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


Professor Shelley Craig

Shelley L. Craig

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

Barbara Fallon

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

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Lin Fang

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

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson, FIFSW

Esme Fuller-Thomson

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

Kyle Ganson headshot

Kyle T. Ganson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Simmons University

Professor Amanda Grenier

Amanda Grenier

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

David Hulchanski

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

Ellen Katz

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Prof. Bryn King, FIFSW

Bryn King

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Toula Kourgiantakis

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Ph.D., École de service social, Université Laval

Eunjung Lee

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

Notisha Massaquoi

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

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Jane Middelton-Moz

Assistant Professor
MS in Clinical Psychology

Faye Mishna

Ph.D., Smith College

Peter A. Newman

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

Ashley Quinn

Ashley Quinn

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Cheryl Regehr

Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Michael Saini

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

Izumi Sakamoto

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

Tanya L. Sharpe

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

Micheal L. Shier

Associate Professor
MSW Program Director
Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Stern

Associate Professor
Cross appointed Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Ph.D., School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Prof. Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor

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

A. Ka Tat Tsang

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Photo of Professor Charmaine Williams in 7th floor lounge of FIFSW building, by Harry Choi

Charmaine C. Williams

Interim Dean
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Jia Xue

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

Daniyal Zuberi

Professor of Social Policy
RBC Chair in Applied Social Work Research
Joint Appointment, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Ph.D., Harvard University

Sessional Lecturers
Name Title(s)
Corry Azzopardi PhD, MSW, RSW
Susan Blacker MSW, University of Toronto; BSW, UWO– King’s College
Uppala Chandrasekera MSW, RSW
Anita Charleson-Touchie MEd. Counselling Psychology
Ardavan Eizadirad PhD, MEd, BEd, BA, OCT
Suzy Goodleaf M.Ed; O.P.Q; AMAFT
Deborah Goodman PhD University of Toronto; MSW; RSW;
Tracey Grose B.Sc. MSW, RSW
Jennifer Hunter PhD, York University; MA, York University; MSW, University of Toronto
Angelique Jenney MSW, PhD, RSW
Dale Kuehl MSW, RSW
Steve William Lurie MM, McGill McConnell Voluntary Sector Leadership program; MSW; BA, University of Toronto
Carolyn Mak PhD, MSW, RSW
Kelly Mandarino PhD, MSW, RSW
Rebecca C. Martell
Raza M. Mirza PhD, MSc
Janet Morrison M.A.; C. Psych Assoc.
Barbara Muskat PhD, Toronto; MSW, Wilfrid Laurier; RSW
Analaura Pauchulo PhD, MEd
Gabrielle Pitt RECE, MSW, RSW, PhD (SW)
Shely Polak PhD, MSW, RSW, Acc. FM.
Svetlana Popova MD, PhDs, MPH
Casey Ready Ph.D., Trent University; M.S.W., University of Toronto; B.S.W., University of Western Ontario
Kenn Richard MSW, Manitoba; BSW, Manitoba
Marcie Romenco MSW, University of Toronto; HBSW, Laurentian University; RSW
Adriana Shnall PhD, MSW, RSW
Frank Sirotich MSW; PhD
Ela Smith MSW, RSW, ECE
Laura Tamblyn Watts LLB, PhD
Professors Emeriti
Name Title(s)
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)
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.
Rubin Todres Ph.D
Lilian M. Wells M.S.W. (Manitoba); Adv.Dip. S.W. (Toronto)
Visiting Professors
Year Name Institution
2019, 2018, 2016-2017 Professor Mona Khoury-Kassabri School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University
2019 Professor Tam Perry The School of Social Work, Wayne State University
2018-2019 Professor Lihua Fu Department of Social Work, School of Philosophy and Social Development, Shandong University
2018-2019 Professor Elena Ostanel Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environment, University Iuav of Venice
2018 Professor Haya Itzhaky School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University
2017 Professor Yeonhee Rho Department of Social Welfare, The Catholic University of Korea
2015-2016 Professor Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University
2015-2016 Professor Nobuko Takeda Faculty of Humanities, Musashi University
Postdoctoral Fellows
Name Title(s)
Kate Allan MSW, RSW, PhD
Arija Birze PhD
Lori A. Chambers MSW, Ph.D., RSW
Netanel Gemara PhD
Lesley Gittings MPPA, PhD
Kalonde Malama MPH, Ph.D