Social Work Department

Faculty and Staff

Phone: 585-389-2753

Email: socialwk@naz.edu

Fax: 585-389-2757

Virginia V. David

Virginia V. David

Professor of Social Work / Co-Program Director GRC MSW Program in Social Work
585-389-2751
vdavid4@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 363B
Bio

Education: M.S.W., Syracuse University

Teaching and Research Interests: Ethics and child welfare service delivery.

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Carol A. Brownstein-Evans

Carol A. Brownstein-Evans

Professor and Chairperson in Social Work
585-389-2756
cbrowns3@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 388C
Additional Positions:
Professor & Co-Director of the MSW Program in Master of Social Work
Bio

Education: B.A., University of Maryland; M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D. Social Science, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Teaching and Research Interests: Maternal substance abuse and child welfare issues.

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Leanne W. Charlesworth

Leanne W. Charlesworth

Professor and BSW Program Director in Social Work
585-389-2755
lcharle8@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 384
Bio

Education: B.A., Cornell University, M.S.W., SUNY at Albany, and Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Teaching and Research Interests: Welfare reform, child and family issues, poverty, and social policy.

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Jed Metzger

Jed Metzger

Professor & the Rosemarie Beston Chair for International and Global Studies in Social Work
585-389-2479
jmetzge9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 363A
Bio

Education: B.A. Psychology, Emory University; M.S.W., New York University; Ph.D. Clinical Social Work, NYU.

Teaching and Research Interests: Kinship care; the application of service learning to the development of civically engaged social workers.

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Mark A. Primus

Mark A. Primus

Clinical Assistant Professor in Social Work
585-389-2752
mprimus4@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 381B
Bio

Education: B.A Sociology, Roberts Wesleyan College; M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D. candidate, Syracuse University.

Teaching and Research Interests: Caribbean families and fathers, African-American father-child relationships, paternal identity, and childhood development within a cultural context.

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Shirley A. Sharp

Shirley A. Sharp

Clinical Associate Professor/ Director of Field Education BSW Program in Social Work
585-389-2758
ssharp1@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 381A
Bio

Education: M.S.W., Smith College

Teaching and Research Interests: Family services, residential treatments, and sexuality education.

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Laurie Peterson

Laurie Peterson

Senior Department Assistant in Social Work
585-389-2753
lpeters7@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 386
Charlie Christopher Albanese

Charlie Christopher Albanese

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
calbane5@naz.edu
Fatima Clarke Banister

Fatima Clarke Banister

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
fclarke6@naz.edu
Additional Positions:
Lecturer in GRC-MSW in Social Work
Anita Cooper-Molinero

Anita Cooper-Molinero

Visiting Assistant Professor in Social Work
585-389-6921
acooper31@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 384
Additional Positions:
Visiting Assistant Professor in GRC-MSW in Social Work
Bio

Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Work (Magna cum Laude), SUNY Brockport; Master of Social Work, Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D. in Human Services, Capella University

Areas of Academic Interest: cultural diversity issues, cultural linguistics, social justice, facilitating cultural competency training, and closing the academic achievement gap. As a social work practitioner, I have worked with children and adults in a variety of settings. I taught at Monroe Community College across 3 disciplines and departments: Transitional Studies, Human Services, and Visual and Performing Arts. At SUNY Brockport's Social Work Department, I taught Contemporary Issues in Social Work.

Destonie Cormier

Destonie Cormier

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
dcormie4@naz.edu
Additional Positions:
Lecturer in GRC-MSW in Social Work
Nicholas Joseph Coulter

Nicholas Joseph Coulter

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
ncoulte1@naz.edu
Estella Norwood Evans

Estella Norwood Evans

Faculty Emerita in Social Work
585-389-2753
eevans3@naz.edu
Daniel V. Fee

Daniel V. Fee

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
dfee7@naz.edu
Jeffrey A. Footer

Jeffrey A. Footer

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
jfooter4@naz.edu
Additional Positions:
Lecturer in GRC-MSW in Social Work
Yasmin Habib

Yasmin Habib

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
yhabib9@naz.edu
David L. Hall

David L. Hall

Watertown Site Director in Social Work
585-389-2753
dhall5@naz.edu
M Carolyn Hilarski

M Carolyn Hilarski

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2604
mhilars0@naz.edu
Pamela A. Kaus

Pamela A. Kaus

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
pkaus8@naz.edu
Kelly L. Noyes

Kelly L. Noyes

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
kkemp4@naz.edu
Rebecca Polmanteer

Rebecca Polmanteer

Assistant Professor in Social Work
585-389-2750
rpolman3@naz.edu
Michael Rood

Michael Rood

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Field Education GRC MSW Program in Social Work
585-389-2754
mrood5@naz.edu
Melanie R. Saber

Melanie R. Saber

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
msaber4@naz.edu
Thomas A. Schlee

Thomas A. Schlee

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
tschlee3@naz.edu
John Shafer

John Shafer

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
jshafer9@naz.edu
Additional Positions:
Lecturer in GRC-MSW in Social Work
Paul Swiatek

Paul Swiatek

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
pswiate9@naz.edu
Katy E. Troester-Trate

Katy E. Troester-Trate

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
ktroest0@naz.edu
Helen Wadsworth

Helen Wadsworth

Lecturer in Social Work
585-389-2753
hwadswo4@naz.edu