DSW Faculty

The Doctor of Social Work program will be instructed by talented members of our faculty.  To read more about the faculty members, click on their names below.

Dr. Joyous Bethel, PhD

  • Barry University, Ph.D.
  • University of Oklahoma, M.S.W.
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A.

John Conahan, LCSW, ACSW, CAC, PhD

  • Marywood University, Ph.D.
  • Marywood University, M.S.W.
  • Belknap College, B.S.

Dr. Marc Felizzi, PhD

  • Widener University, Ph.D.
  • Delaware State University, M.S.W.
  • Glassboro State College, B.A

Dr. Leonora Foels, PhD

  • Barry University, Ph.D.
  • Simmons College, M.S.W.
  • Webber College, B.S.

Dr. Jennifer Frank, Ph.D.

  • Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D.
  • Millersville University, M.S.W.
  • Millersville University, B.A.

Janice A. Gasker, DSW, LCSW, ACSW

  • University of Pennsylvania, D.S.W.
  • Marywood University, M.S.W.
  • Cedar Crest College, B.A.

Dr. Heather L. Girvin, PhD

  • Bryn Mawr, Ph.D.
  • Bryn Mawr, M.S.S.
  • Dickinson College, B.A.

Dr. Laura Brierton Granruth, PhD

DSW Co-Director

  • Catholic University of America, Ph.D.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S.W.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

Edward P. Hanna, DSW

  • University of Pennsylvania, D.S.W.
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S.W.
  • Colby College, B.S.

Dr. David Johnson, PhD

  • University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
  • University of Southern Mississippi, M.S.W.
  • Mars Hill College, B.A.

Yoon Mi Kim, PhD

  • University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
  • California State University, LA, M.S.W.
  • SungKyunKwan University, South Korea, B.A.

Sharon C. Lyter, LCSW, PhD

DSW Co-Director

  • Rutgers University, Ph.D.
    • (major, Social Work; minor, Psychopathology)
  • Temple University, M.S.W.
  • East Stroudsburg University, B.A.

Dr. Wanja Ogongi, Ph.D.

  • Widener University, Ph.D.
  • West Chester University, M.S.W.
  • University of Nairobi, B.A.

Dr. Curtis Proctor, PhD

  • Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D.
  • University of Iowa, M.S.W.
  • University of Oklahoma, B.S.W.

Dr. Alex Redcay, LCSW, PhD

  • Rutgers University, Ph.D. in Social Work
  • Southern Connecticut State University, M.S.W.
  • Truman State University, B.A. in Psychology

Dr. Karen Rice, PhD

  • University Maryland Baltimore, Ph.D.
  • Temple University, M.S.W.
  • Millersville University, B.A.

Yasoda Sharma, PhD

  • University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D.
  • Banaras Hindu University, India, M.S.W.
  • Bangalore University, India, B.A

Stephen Stoeffler, Ph.D., LSW

  • Widener University, Ph.D.
  • Temple University, MSW
  • Shippensburg University, BSW

Juliana Svistova, MSW, Ph.D.

  • University at Albany, State University of New York, Ph.D.
  • University at Albany, State University of New York, M.S.W
  • University of Latvia, B.S.W.

John Vafeas, LSW, DSW

  • University of Pennsylvania, D.S.W.
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S.W.
  • Winthrop University, B.A.
  • KATEE, Heraklion Crete, Greece, Social Work Diploma

Dr. Kathleen M. Walsh, PhD

  • University of Maryland Baltimore, Ph.D.
  • University of Maryland Baltimore, M.S.W.
  • University of Maryland Baltimore, B.S.W.

Fang-Hsun Wei, MS, PhD

  • University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D
  • Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, MS--Social Work
  • Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, BS

Mary Rita Weller, PhD, LSW

  • Widener University, Ph.D.
  • Temple University, M.S.W.
  • State University College of NY , B.A.

Barth Yeboah, LSW, DSW

  • University of Pennsylvania, D.S.W.
  • University of Delhi, M.S.W.
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, B.S.W.