Steve Hicks School of Social Work Faculty

The following faculty list represents those appointed in the 2020 spring semester.

Tina E Adkins, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University College London, 2015

Alyssa Aguirre, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSW, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2009

Jess Paul Ambiee, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Robert J Ambrosino, Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 1971

Rosalie N Ambrosino, Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1985

Barbara S Anderson, Clinical Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Marilyn Armour, Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2000

Joan E Asseff, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Jolynne M Batchelor, Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 2016

Mary C Beer, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Elisa Vinson Borah, Research Associate Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Noel B Busch-Armendariz, Professor
Endowed President's Professorship
PhD, University of South Carolina - Columbia, 2000

Esther Calzada, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Florida, 2000

Yessenia Castro, Associate Professor
PhD, Florida State University, 2008

Namkee Choi, Professor
Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology
PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 1987

Patricia A Cody, Lecturer
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Deborah Cohen, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Kentucky, 2015

Allan H Cole Jr, Professor
PhD, Princeton University, 2001

Lori Lewis Conerly, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Fiona Conway, Assistant Professor
PhD, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus, 2016

Cynthia C Corral, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Catherine Cubbin, Professor
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1998

Susan De Luca, Assistant Professor
PhD, Ohio State U Main Campus, 2009

Lisa K DeGraff, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Kansas Main Campus, 2008

Diana M Dinitto, Professor
Cullen Trust Centennial Professorship in Alcohol Studies and Education
PhD, Florida State University, 1980

Benjamin Ehrenfeld, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSW, Salem State College, 2016

David L Evans, Lecturer
MA, Oakland University, 1976

Monica R Faulkner, Research Associate Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Anna H Finger, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Rowena Fong, Professor
Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professorship in Services to Children and Families
EdD, Harvard University, 1990

Cynthia G Franklin, Professor
Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professorship in Mental Health
PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, 1989

Rene J Gaitan, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Lauren E Gulbas, Assistant Professor
PhD, Southern Methodist University, 2008

Maj Henriksson, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Mercedes Hernandez, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Southern California, 2014

Lori K Holleran, Professor
Steve Hicks Professor in Addictions and Substance Abuse Services
PhD, Arizona State University Main, 2000

Catherine Hough, Clinical Associate Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Barbara L Jones, Professor
Josleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professorship for Direct Practice in Social Work
PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 2004

Dana R Jones, Lecturer
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Stacey E Jordan, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Dina Marie Kassler, Lecturer
PhD, The University of Memphis, 1997

Noel G Landuyt, Lecturer
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Michael L Lauderdale, Professor
Clara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professorship in Criminal Justice
PhD, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, 1967

Tamera B Linseisen, Clinical Associate Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1989

Molly A Lopez, Research Associate Professor
PhD, Texas A & M University, 1998

Angela J Luna, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSW, New York University, 2010

Eboni S Lunsford Calbow, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Abena Subira Mackall, Assistant Professor
EdM, Harvard University, 2015

Sandy Magana, Professor
Professorship in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
PhD, Brandeis University, 1999

Octavio N Martinez, Clinical Professor
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997

Arlene K Montgomery, Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, Smith College, 1999

Becky Morales, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Mary K Mulvaney, Clinical Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1980

Jesus Ortega, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSW, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2012

Yolanda C Padilla, Professor
Clara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professorship in Child Welfare
PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1993

Jose Ruben Parra-cardona, Associate Professor
PhD, Texas Tech University, 2004

Cynthia S Penwell, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Christina A Philburn, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSW, Fordham University, 2010

Farya Phillips, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Elizabeth C Pomeroy, Professor
Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professorship in Social Work
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1994

Suzanne Potts, Lecturer
MSW, San Diego State University, 1998

Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Lecturer
MA, The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, 2001

Stephanie L Rivaux, Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Mayra Elizabeth Robles- Alvarado, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSW, Our Lady of the Lake University, 2012

Michele Angela Rountree, Associate Professor
PhD, Arizona State University Main, 1992

Donna Shanor, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Starla Simmons, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Sarah Kaye Sloan, Clinical Associate Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Ashleigh Smith, Assistant Professor of Practice
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Douglas R Smith, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2000

Robin M Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1992

Stephen M Sonnenberg, Professor of Instruction
MD, Yeshiva University, 1965

Erin P Spalding, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Debra Lynn Sparks, Clinical Associate Professor
MSW, Texas State University, 2002

Richard T Spence, Research Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Calvin L Streeter, Professor
Meadows Foundation Centennial Professorship in the Quality of Life in the Rural Environment
PhD, Washington University in St Louis, 1989

Sarah A Swords, Clinical Associate Professor
MSW, Simmons College, 1982

Carmen R Valdez, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Mary M Velasquez, Professor
Centennial Professorship in Leadership for Community, Professional, and Corporate Excellence
PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1997

Shetal Vohra, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Houston, 2009

Kirk L Von Sternberg, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2005

Tanya M Voss, Clinical Professor
MSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Shane O Whalley, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Kari L White, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2001

Valerie Whiting, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Ahmed Whitt, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

Nichole Winges-Yanez, Adjunct Assistant Professor
MSW, Portland State University, 2012

Christine D Winston, Lecturer
MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1998

Luis H Zayas, Professor
The Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy
PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1986