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Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Kathy Absolon
Professor
Director, Centre for Indigegogy

Bree Akesson
Associate Professor
Global Adversity and Wellbeing Research Group

Tina Armstrong
Elder-in-Residence

Robert Basso
Associate Dean: Bachelor of Social Work Program
Associate Professor

Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell
Elder-in-Residence

Cheryl-Anne Cait
Associate Professor

Gary Cameron
Professor Emeritus

Lea Caragata
Professor Emeritus

Ann Curry-Stevens
Professor

Giselle Dias
Lecturer

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Associate Professor

Marshall Fine
Professor Emeritus

Nancy Freymond
Associate Professor 

Gus Hill
Professor
Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare  

Lori Hill
Associate Dean: Indigenous Field of Study 
Associate Professor

Kathy Hogarth
Professor
Dean

Jessica Hutchison
Lecturer

Treisha Hylton
Assistant Professor

Norma Jacobs
Elder-in-Residence

Maryam Khan
Assistant Professor

Martha Kumsa
Professor Emeritus  

Ginette Lafrenière
Associate Dean: Master of Social Work Programs
Associate Professor
Director, Social Innovation Research Group
Director, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

Tim Leduc
Associate Professor

Deena Mandell
Professor Emeritus

Laura Mastronardi
Lecturer

Cameron McKenzie
Assistant Professor

Sonia Meerai
Lecturer

Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy
Professor
Associate Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa    

Anh Ngo
Assistant Professor

William O'Leary
Assistant Professor

Shoshana Pollack
Professor
Director, Walls to Bridges

Jennifer Root
Acting Associate Dean: Bachelor of Social Work Program
Associate Professor

Michelle Skop
Associate Professor
(Sabbatical July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

Carol Stalker
Professor Emeritus

Eliana Suarez
Adjunct Faculty    

Dalon Taylor
Lecturer

Eli Teram
Professor Emeritus 

Anne Westhues
Professor Emeritus

Michael Woodford
Associate Dean: PhD Program
Professor

Librarians

Roberta Ellington
User Services Supervisor

Meredith Fischer
Social Work Librarian

Contract Teaching Faculty 2022-2023

Yumna Al-Adeimi
Instructor

Amilah Baksh
Instructor

Bibi Baksh
Instructor

Kofi Barimah
Instructor

Gebre Berihun
Instructor

Shauna Bernardon
Instructor

Yvonne Bomberry
Instructor

Samantha Clarke
Instructor

Alesya Courtnage
Instructor

Utamika Cummings
Instructor

Ian DeGeer
Instructor

Alishau Diebold
Instructor

Elizabeth Dougherty
Instructor

Ajirioghene Evi
Instructor

Lisa Fiskenbaum
Instructor

Amar Ghelani
Instructor

Cara Grosset
Instructor

Charles Gyan
Instructor

Halina Haag
Instructor

Shelly Hachey
Instructor

Lirondel Hazineh
Instructor

Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov
Instructor

Christinia Landry
Instructor

Kelly Laurila
Instructor

Angela Murie
Instructor

Leslie Nichols
Instructor

Marg Notar
Instructor

Natalie Philbert
Instructor

Maxxine Rattner
Instructor

Julia Read
Instructor

Kate Ross-Rudow
Instructor

Takhmina Shokirova
Instructor

Alisha Stubbs
Instructor

Andrew Tibbetts
Instructor

Tin Vo
Instructor

Wanda Wagler-Martin
Instructor

Lihua Yang
Instructor

Post-Doctoral Researchers 

Kim Jackson

Jada Renee Koushik

Administrative Staff 

Yumna Al-Adeimi
Manager, MSW Field Education 

Lynn Beney
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

Michelle Corbett
Senior Administrative Officer

Tanya Diriye
Senior Administrative Assistant (on leave)

Jennifer Dunlop
Manager, BSW Field Education

Shauna Elliott
Indigenous Field of Study Coordinator

Karen Frensch
Project Coordinator, Global Adversity and Well Being Research Group

Peggy Freymond
Administrative Coordinator: MSW and PhD Programs (on leave until Mar. 1/23)

Alexa Grodecki
Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator (on leave)

Margaret Haskell
BSW Field Education Assistant

Meghan Horton
Online Field and Program Coordinator

Lynne Jordan
Manager, Faculty of Social Work Professional Development

Jennifer Kandjii
Coordinator, Hallman Chair Research Initiatives

Beth Kannath
Administrative Coordinator: MSW and PhD Programs

Breanna Kersey
MSW Field Planning and Placement Coordinator

Zaida Leon
Administrative Assistant  

Anne Linkletter
Administrative Manager

Katie McLellan
Manager, Centre for Indigegogy

Raven Morand
Administrative Assistant, Centre for Indigegogy

Jocelyn Newman
Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Deborah Russell
MSW Programs and Admission Coordinator 

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, FSW Programs, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Brendan Stewart
Professional Development Coordinator

Anum Urooj-Sage
Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Tracey Watson
Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Melissa Weaver
Academic Program Administrator, BSW Program

Jennifer Williams
Online Field and Program Coordinator

Celicia Wu
Field Advisor & Placement Coordinator

Polin Younano
Financial Analyst