Department of Social Work
College of Business and Public Affairs
West Chester Campus
114 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
PASSHE Center City Campus
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Email: Department Chair
Professor Lassiter’s interests include, race relations, institutional racism, racial socialization, violence prevention, adolescent development, and resiliency among youth of color.
Michelle Sanchez has worked at Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County since 2009 and is responsible for the oversight of the evaluation systems of MCHC’s programs and the organization’s CHIPRA (children’s health insurance) grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to her employment with MCHC, Michelle was a direct service social worker, working with children facing various life circumstances such as HIV/AIDS, the Philadelphia child welfare system, and international adoption. Michelle has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an adjunct professor at Immaculata University and a Field Instructor at West Chester University.
Karen Levin, LCSW has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Work since 2004. She is a licensed clinical social worker who practices in the West Chester area as well as working at the University. Her professional areas of expertise and interest include working in the addiction and mental health fields, and in providing clinical supervision. Karen Levin entered the field of social work as a BSW graduate from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN, then went on to get her MSS at Bryn Mawr College in 1996. Her years of experience providing direct service to clients in both public agency and private outpatient settings have prepared her for working with students.
Mary McCormick, MSS, LCSW has been teaching part time as adjunct faculty in the BSW program since 1998. In addition to her role as faculty field liaison for the past 17 years, Mary most often teaches the senior seminar, but has also taught several courses throughout the curriculum.
As a clinical social worker, Professor. McCormick maintains a generalist private practice, where she works with both adolescents and adults, providing therapy with individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of issues across the lifespan. Professor McCormick has worked in a variety of social work settings including, addictions/rehab, psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient mental health counseling services. She obtained her BA degree from the University of Detroit, and her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 1990. Mary's areas of clinical interest and research include the neurobiology of addiction and recovery at all stages of life. Professor McCormick also focuses on the impact of race, class, faith, and culture differences within intimate relationships.
Professor Stanton has been teaching at West Chester University since the spring of 2008. Her areas of interest within social work include working with children, adolescents, and families. She currently works for the Chester County Regional Educational Services as a consultant specializing in family therapy. She has eighteen years of experience working in private and public social service agencies.
Amy E. Stein has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ms. Stein provides individual, group, family and couples therapy and has been trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. Her research currently focuses on the relationship between nature and health, as well as stress management using mindfulness and meditation. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults for over fifteen years in alternative schools, on nature preserves, farms, a wilderness therapy program in northern Maine, hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, a community health center and school-based health centers in an inner city in central Massachusetts. She has counseled immigrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and Asian communities with varying degrees of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, struggles with acculturation and major depression. Ms. Stein is the author of Fragments: Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder (published by Routledge Press, 2003, www.routledge.com). Fragments: Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder offers new perspectives and direction and introduces people with ADHD to an ecologically-based lifestyle that encompasses hands-on, interactive learning through environmental education, organic farming and diet, community service, art, yoga, meditation and spirituality.
Professor Walker supports the field department by serving as a Field Liaison with the Social Work student field sites and the social work department.