Full-time Faculty Directory

School of Social Work

Uzo Anucha
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW , York University
BSW , York University
MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Benin, Nigeria

Ross Building, S842ext. 66329anucha@yorku.ca

Interests:
Community-Based Research , Homelessness and Under-Housing, Immigration and Diversity, International Social Work , Critical Positive Youth Development


Harjeet Kaur Badwall
Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, Humanities, Social Science and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, York University
Bachelor of Social Work, York University
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, York University
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Ross Building, S808ext. 33271hbadwall@yorku.ca

Interests:
Race and Racism , Social Work , Racial and colonial discourses in Social Work, Anti-Violence (Intimate partner violence, racialized violence, systemic oppression), Critical theory and social work practice, critical narrative therapy approaches


Chris Chapman
Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
Magisteriate of Social Work, University
Bachelor of Social Work, Dalhousie University

Ross Building, S852ext. 23082chap@yorku.ca


Soma Chatterjee
Assistant Professor

BA, University of Burdwan, India
MA, University of Burdwan, India
MSW, University of Toronto, Canada
PhD, OISE-University of Toronto, Canada

Ross Building, S868ext. 33385schat@yorku.ca

Interests:
Immigration , Race and Racism , Knowledge production in critical social work, international social work, politics in South Asia and South Asian diaspora


Andrea Daley
Associate Professor

PhD in Social Work, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
BSW, York University
BA in Psychology, York University

Ross Building, S876ext. 22847adaley@yorku.ca

Interests:
Health , Mental Health , LGBTQ health services access, Women, gender, sexuality, race, class, psychiatry, Social justice


Margaret F. (Meg) Gibson
Lecturer

BA, Harvard University
MSW, University of Toronto
PhD, University of Toronto

Ross Building, S831ext. 66322mfgibson@yorku.ca


Mary Goitom
Assistant Professor

Ross Building, S815ext. 22839mgoitom@yorku.ca


Luann Good Gingrich
Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Eastern Mennonite University

Kaneff Tower, 850ext. 20028luanngg@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social Exclusion/Inclusion; Migration and Border Studies; Social Policy, Social Welfare and Human Services; Mennonites from Mexico


Wilburn Hayden
Professor

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, University of North Carolina

Ross Building, S866ext. 20467whayden@yorku.ca

Interests:
Human Rights , Race and Racism , Black Canadians, Appalachia and Black Appalachians, Professional Orientation, Leadership, and Curriculum


Barbara Heron
Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts , McGill University

Ross Building, S823ext. 20087bheron@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social construction of helping identities, critical race theory, interlocking systems of oppression, North-South relations of power, international social work


Ruth Koleszar-Green
Assistant Professor

PHD, OISE at University of Toronto
MSW, Ryerson University
BSW, Ryerson University

Ross Building, S811ext. 77567ruthkg@yorku.ca

Interests:
Aboriginal Peoples , Adult Education


Maria Liegghio
Associate Professor

PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
MSW, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BSW (honours), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Ross Building, S810ext. 66324mlieg@yorku.ca

Interests:
Children and Youth , Mental Health , Critical Social Work Theory and Practice, Stigma of Mental Illness, Community-based/Participatory action research


Teresa Macías
Assistant Professor

PhD, Oise/University of Toronto
Master of Education, Oise/University of Toronto
BSW, Ryerson University

Ross Building, S816ext. 66319tmacias@yorku.ca

Interests:
Human Rights , Ethics , Education & Pedagogy, Research methodology, Professional competency profiles


Sarah Maiter
Professor

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, University of Toronto
BSW, Universtiy of Durban-Westville (South Africa)

Ross Building, S827ext. 20565 smaiter@yorku.ca

Interests:
Race and Racism , Children and Youth , Child Welfare practice and policy for diverse communities , Minority youth and their development, Anti-oppressive, anti racist practice; Mental Health practice and policy for diverse ethno-racial groups


Atsuko Matsuoka
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Toronto

Ross Building, S809ext. 22851atsukom@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social Work , Elderly , abuse of older adults, animals and social work, ethnicity and intersectionality


Susan McGrath
Professor

PhD, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
MES, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Certificate in Voluntary Sector and Arts Management, Faculty of Administrative Studies, York University
BA, McMaster University

Kaneff Tower, 853ext. 66662smcgrath@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social Work , Community-Based Research , Refugee Studies


Wendy McGuire
Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
MSW, University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
BA, Sociology, University of Guelph

Ross Building, S833ext. 20567wmcguire@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social Work , Sociology , Art and Activism, LGBT+ Social Movements, Critical Pedagogy


Wendy McKeen
Associate Professor

PhD in Sociology (1998), Carleton University
MA in Sociology (1991), Carleton University
MSW (1984), Carleton University
BA in Sociology and Law (1977), Carleton University

Ross Building, S829ext. 70625wmckeen@yorku.ca

Interests:
Canadian Social Policy, The Welfare State and Social Citizenship , Social Change and the Politics of Social Policy in Canada, Gender, Social Policy and Social Justice


Nick Mulé
Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, Social Policy and Social Work , University of Manchester
Master of Social Work, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, McMaster University
Social Service Worker Diploma , Mohawk College

Ross Building, S825ext. 66325nickmule@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social Work , Sexuality , • Social inclusion/exclusion of gender and sexually diverse populations in social policy and service provision and the degree of their recognition as distinct communities in cultural, systemic and structural contexts,
• Gender and sexually diverse populations and their role as a social movement in civil society,
• Regulation of advocacy and lobbying in the voluntary (third) sector and its impact on social change and democratization


Anne O'Connell
Associate Professor

Ross Building, S832ext. 66673aoconnel@yorku.ca


Nicole Penak
Lecturer

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
BA, Trent University

S872 Ross Buildingext. 77297 penak@yorku.ca

Interests:
Indigenous Peoples , Social Work , Anti-Racism Education, Community Development, Indigenous Pedagogy


Maurice Poon
Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto
MSW, Carleton University, Ottawa
BSW, Ryerson University, Toronto
Social Service Worker Diploma , Seneca College, Toronto

S878 Ross Buildingext. 20521mklpoon@yorku.ca

Interests:
Social Work , Sexuality , Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, HIV/AIDS


Narda Razack
Professor

PhD, Flinders University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BA Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo

Ross Building, S813nrazack@yorku.ca

Interests:
Globalization , Public Administration , North-South Relations, Critical race theory, research, practice, Postcoloniality


Marie-Jolie Rwigema
Lecturer

Ross Building, S813ext. 66333mrwigema@yorku.ca


Yuk-Lin Renita Wong
Associate Professor

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, University of Hong Kong
Master of Philosophy (Sociology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ross Building, S874ext. 23081rylwong@yorku.ca

Interests:
Mindfulness, Spirituality and Social Justice; Contemplative Pedagogy; Critical Social Work; Embodiment and Decolonization of Knowing and Knowledge Production; Gender, Colony, and Nation