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Social Work

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Social Work

West Chester Campus
114 W. Rosedale Avenue 
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-2527


PASSHE Center City Campus
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

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Pablo Arriaza, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Reynolds Hall, Room 206 
610-436-2698 

Degrees

  • BS, Psychology: Florida State University
  • MSW: Florida State University
  • PhD, Social Work: University of Alabama

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Full-Time Faculty and Staff

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Travis Sky Ingersoll, MED, MSW, PhD

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #104

Phone: (610) 436-2767

Social Work (2011)

Associate Professor
B.A., SUNY, Buffalo; M.Ed., Widener University; M.S.W., Widener University; PhD Widener University

Having earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Sexuality, and two Master’s degrees, one in Social Work and the other in Education, Travis weaves important sexual health information into every class he teaches, from social policy to race relations. His course “Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers” focuses on training social work students to be competent and comfortable addressing the sexual health concerns of their clients. 

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Dr. Ingersoll’s Academic Vitae

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Donna Callaghan

Phone: (610) 436-2527

Secretary

Donna comes to West Chester University after working at a local public school system in Chester county where she supported many students with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. In this capacity, she assisted in the social and educational development of young children. She is very active in her community and teaches fitness classes at the local YMCA. Donna has a passion for helping others in need and is excited to be part of the social work program.

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Janet Bradley

Phone: (610) 436-2801

Director, Field Education Content Chair
B.S.W. LaSalle University; M.L.S.P. Bryn Mawr College; M.S.S. Bryn Mawr College

Janet Bradley has numerous years of experience in medical social work, including hospital and home care. She has held several national and local positions on committees for field education. She is co-author of a chapter on the Roles and Responsibilities of the Field Director. Her areas of professional interests are field education, health, disability, and adoption.

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Michele Belliveau

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #201
Phone: (610) 436-3469

Social Work (2006)
Associate Professor 
B.A., Earlham College; M.S.W., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Belliveau's background is in social work with individuals, families, and groups in diverse, community-based mental health settings. Her interests include the experiences of Latino immigrant families with the U.S. social welfare system, policy practice, and the development of students' bilingual and bicultural social work competence.

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Casey Bohrman

114 W. Rosedale Ave

Phone: (610) 436-2147

Social Work (2014)

Assistant Professor

B.S., Boston University; M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bohrman received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research interests include the intersections between the criminal justice and mental health systems, motivational interviewing and the use of social media to influence social change. Shas worked throughout the mental health system in a variety of capacities including case management, residential services and mobile crisis services and currently volunteers as a crisis counselor on the Crisis Textline. She has taught in a variety of content areas, including social work practice, social policy, family systems and race relations.

Dr. Bohrman's Academic Vitae

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Claire Dente

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #204

Phone: (610) 436-3252

Social Work (2006)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Chestnut Hill College; M.S.W., Catholic University of America; Ph.D.,Temple University

Dr. Dente is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dente's primary interests include intersecting identities and how these identities impact individuals. Her practice and research focus on diversity, pedagogy, and higher education. She also examines intersecting identities related to religion/spirituality, LGBTQA issues, healthy aging, and disability.

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Greg Tully

114 W. Rosedale Ave.

Phone: (610) 436-2767

Social Work (2010)
Professor

B.S., New York University; M.S.W. Hunter Graduate School of Social Work; Ph.D., New York University

Dr. Tully’s dissertation topic is: Level of Moral Reasoning and Background Factors as Predictors of BSW Students' Interest in Working with People in Poverty. In addition to serving as an Associate Professor in the Barry University School of Social Work (Miami, Florida), and as a Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Social Work at Iona College (New Rochelle, New York), he has taught at New York University and the Hunter School of Social Work. Dr. Tully's direct counseling experience includes individual, group, and community practice work with children and women survivors of abuse, persons dealing with HIV-AIDS and their loved ones, and adolescents in the probation system. He has presented lectures in the U.S. and internationally, and has published in the Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups as well as several professional journals. He is President of the International Association for Social Work with Groups; he is a co-author of the 2012 book: Group Work: Gateway to Growth London, England: Whiting & Birch Publisher), and the 2013 book: Passion for Group Work: An International Conversation (London England: Whiting and Birch Publisher).

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Susan Wysor Nguema

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #107

Phone: (610) 436-2949

Social Work (2016)
Assistant Professor
B.S.W., La Salle University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W., Temple University; Ph.D. Student, Widener University

Susan's areas of interest are in international social work, transitional justice, social policy and community advocacy. In particular, she is interested in how interventions that have worked in other countries to address issues of human rights abuses may be adapted for use in US communities.  Her current research is focused on building a case for a nationwide process to deal with racial injustice in the United States, similar to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process. She has led travel study courses to Kenya and is a board member of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.

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Adjunct Faculty

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Angela Banks-Konate

Phone: 610-436-2527

Instructor of Social Work

BSW, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

MSW, Temple University

Angela is a Pennsylvania state licensed social worker and her areas of interest include International Social Work, non-profit management and planning, and child welfare. Angela has had experience in Philadelphia and New Jersey Child Welfare settings, working with immigrant populations in Philadelphia, as well as non-profit training, agency development, funding proposals and evaluations. Angela maintains membership in National Association of Social Workers and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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Tracie Dixon, MSW, LCSW, CADC, CCDP-D

Phone: 610-436-2527

Tracie is a director for an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility. Her primary specialty has been working with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. She has an expertise in program administration, with experience in resource management and budgeting, program planning and development, training and staff development, and clinical supervision. Through her clinical work, she has utilized various treatment modalities and interventions including trauma-informed care and mindfulness. She teaches in the BSW program at West Chester University. She earned her MSW at Widener University, where she later earned a certificate in health care management. Tracie is passionate about providing holistic and comprehensive care, restoring hope, and educating the community about mental health and addiction. 

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Tangela Harden

Phone: 610-436-2527

Ms. Tangela Harden is a proud Alumni of West Chester University. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education in 2001. Later she earned her Master's Degree (MSS) from the prestigious Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Policy in 2010. She has worked in the private sector of child welfare in Philadelphia, Pa for more than 15 years and continues to be an advocate and voice for marginalized communities.

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Erin Hipple

Phone:610-436-2527

Erin Hipple, M.S.W., L.S.W. is an educator, activist, and therapist, specializing in trauma-informed care and working with youth and LGBTQ+ client populations. Erin’s educational background is in social work, psychology, and pre-medical studies. They are currently pursuing their PhD in Social Work at Widener University. Erin’s research, teaching, and activism focus on deconstructing structural systems of power and privilege to foster social change and promote racial, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic equity.

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Chad Lassiter

Phone: 610-436-2527

  • Instructor of Social Work
  • B.S.W. Johnson C. Smith University
  • M.S.W. University of Pennsylvania

Professor Lassiter’s interests include, race relations, institutional racism, racial socialization, violence prevention, adolescent development, and resiliency among youth of color.

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Wanda Moore

Phone: 610-436-2527

Instructor of Social Work

Wanda R. Moore, MSS/MLSP has over 14 years’ experience working in violence prevention including coordinating evidenced-based interventions at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and directing youth-serving community programs in the City of Chester. She has expertise in facilitation, mediation, program implementation and curriculum development. Ms. Moore holds a dual Masters in Social Service and Law and Social Policy from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

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Mary McCormick

Phone: 610-436-2527

Instructor of Social Work

B.A. University of Detroit

M.S.S. Bryn Mawr College

L.C.S.W.

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

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Brie Radis

Phone: 610-436-2527

  • Instructor of Social Work

Brie Radis, MSS, MLSP, LCSW, Brie received her social work and law and social policy graduate training at Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She completed her undergraduate work at Earlham College. She is currently an LGBT Penn Health Fellow and is a student in the Doctorate of Social Work program at the University of Pennsylvania. Brie has been with the housing first treatment teams at Horizon House in Philadelphia since 2004 and is now a clinical supervisor and before this role she was their clinical director, mental health specialist, and a case manager. She is a passionate advocate for integrated health care, trauma informed care, harm reduction, and the housing first philosophy. She is also an experienced therapist and clinical supervisor for students and staff and provides regular group and individual supervision. She is currently a researcher with a international collaboration, the Nevet Greenhouse Project partnering with Hebrew University and SP2. She is currently an adjunct at West Chester University and a field liaison at the University of Pennsylvania.

Teaching Interests: Field Education, Mental Health, Direct Practice, Supervision, Management and Organizational Development, Family Systems, Grief and Loss, Poverty and Homelessness, Aging in Place, Cultural Diversity, Substance Abuse, Foundation Social Work Theory, and Human Behavior, Human Development, Case Management Research Interests: Cultural Competency, Risk and Resiliency, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual Issues (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Intersectionality, Alcoholism and Addiction, Homelessness, Housing First, Population Health, Motivational Interviewing and Tobacco Use

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Michelle Stanton

Phone: 610-436-2527

  • Instructor of Social Work
  • A.A.S. Delaware County Community College
  • B.A. Rosemont College
  • M.S.S. Bryn Mawr
  • L.S.W.

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.

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Amy E. Stein, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D. student

Phone: 610-436-2527

Amy E. Stein has a B.A. in psychology from The College of New Jersey and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Ph.D. student at Bryn Mawr College. Her current research focuses on ecological social work with an emphasis on environmental degradation on Native American reservations, as well as how immigrants and refugees may re-create a “sense of place” in the context of community gardening programs. Professor Stein provides individual, group, family and couples therapy in private practice and specializes in ADHD, depression, anxiety and substance use. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy and utilizes mindfulness meditation, Buddhist psychology, nature, art and therapeutic writing. Professor Stein has counseled and taught children, adolescents and adults in alternative schools, on nature preserves, farms, a wilderness therapy program in northern Maine, hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, an inner-city community health center and school-based health centers in Worcester, MA, including immigrants and refugees, as well as Latino and Native American populations. She 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 for those diagnosed with ADHD, including an ecologically-based lifestyle that encompasses hands-on, interactive learning through environmental education, organic farming and diet, community service, art, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

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Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, MSS, LSW

  • Instructor of Social Work

Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, MSS, LSW is a BSW graduate of West Chester University and a graduate of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College with a Master’s in Social Service in Clinical Social Work. Professor Woolston is an author, contributor, or editor to more than one dozen books and popular articles related to social work and adoption. She has been part of the ground work of social campaigns reaching more than 30 million households, has testified before Congress, and is regarded as an expert witness to the Children and Youth Committee for the PA House of Representatives. In addition to teaching and lecturing, professor Woolston serves as a psychotherapist in community mental health practice with a focus in adoption, foster care, and placement stability. She lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her partner, two sons, three dogs, and a cat.

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Steve Wilmot

Phone: 610-436-2527

Steve Wilmot is a 1997 graduate of the School of Social Policy & Practice of the University of Pennsylvania and holds his BSW from West Chester University. Steve currently works as the Senior Director of Practice Management at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he has been employed for over fifteen years. In his current role, Steve oversees four of the Hospital’s Primary Care Centers in Philadelphia, including the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Primary Care Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  - the nation’s largest Primary Care Center providing care to over 32,000 children and adolescents. In addition, Steve directs the Hospital’s After Hours Nurse Triage Program, as well as the Hospital’s pediatric literacy initiative, Reach Out and Read.

The former Director of Camp JOY and the Variety Club Camp & Developmental Center, Steve has spent a great deal of his career working with children and young adults with chronic disability and illness. In addition, Steve has worked with the homeless population and worked with community volunteers to open the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter located in West Chester, PA.

In addition to teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve is an Adjunct Faculty in the Undergraduate Social Work Department at West Chester University where he has taught Advanced Social Policy, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Generalist Practice.

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