Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Ana Selma BerriosAna Selma Berrios
Assistant Professor

Phone: (910) 775-4267
Office: Health Science Building 376

BA: University of Puerto Rico
MSW: Smith College, School for Social Work
Ph.D.: Smith College, School for Social Work

Research Interest: Best practices in Trauma work;  Deconstructing-understanding-expanding the concept of Evidence Based Practice; Acculturation process with First Generation Puerto Rican Women: the story not told.

Josphine ChaumbaJosphine Chaumba
Assistant Professor

Phone: (910) 775-4358
Office: Health Sciences Building 335

BSW: University of Zimbabwe
MSW: University of Georgia
Ph.D.: University of Georgia

Office Hours 
M: 12:30-2:30
W: 12:00-1:00
TR: 4:00-6:00

Research Interest: Mixed Methods Research, Immigrant Integration, Social Work Education, Systematic Literature Reviews

David DranDavid A. Dran
Associate Professor

Phone: (910) 521-6174
Office: Health Sciences Building 361M

BA: University of Notre Dame
MSW: Arizona State University
Ph.D.: Arizona State University

Office Hours 
M: 4:30-6:30
T: 2:00-3:00
TR: 4:30-6:00

Research Interest: Middle school ethnic identity and school performance, how aging is changing for boomers in the ethnicities surrounding the University, the preservation of identity for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sherry EdwardsSherry L. Edwards
MSW Program Director

Phone: (910) 521-6476
Office: Health Sciences Building 361E

BSW: Arkansas State University
MSW: Florida State University
Ph.D.: University of South Carolina
LCSW (North Carolina), LISW (South Carolina)

Office Hours
M: 12:00-3:00
T: 2:00-3:00

Research Interest: Mental Health, Cultural Competence, Women's Issues, Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and Social Work Education.

Summer Stanley

Summer Gainey
Assistant Professor

Phone: (910) 775-4085
Office: Health Sciences Building 370

BSW: UNC Pembroke
MSW: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Ph.D: UNC Greensboro

Office Hours
T: 12:00-2:00
W: 9:00-10:00
TR: 3:30-5:30

Research Interest: School social work, family/school partnerships, equity education

Savvas GeorgiadesSavvas Georgiades
Associate Professor

Phone: (910) 775-4079
Office: Health Sciences Building 364

B.Sc.: Lancaster University
MSW: University of Georgia 
Ph.D.: Florida International University

Office Hours
W: 11:30-12:30, 2:00-3:00
TR: 5:30-7:30
F: 8:00-9:00

Research Interest: Child Welfare, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Unemployment, Immigration Issues, Interfaith Initiatives, Single-Subject Design, Program Evaluation.

Veronica HardyVeronica Hardy
Associate Professor
Phone: (910) 775-4366
Office: Health Sciences Building 368

BA: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
MSW: West Chester University of Pennsylvania 
Ph.D.: Regent University

Office Hours
M: 2:30-3:30
T: 9:30-10:30
W: 2:30-5:30

Research Interests: Multicultural Competency Development amongst Mental Health Professionals, Distance Education Teaching Methods, Human Trafficking. 

Rebekah Hazlett_KnudsenRebekah Hazlett
Assistant Professor
BSW Program Director

Phone: (910) 521-6861
Office Health Sciences Building 361H

BSW: Western Illinois University
MSW: University of Central Florida
Ph.D.: University of Central Florida

Office Hours
M & W: 9:00 am -11:30 am
T: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TR: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Research interests: Forensic Social Work Education, Diversity Education, Women in Prison, Children of Incarcerated Parents, Issues Related to Maternal, Child, and Family Health.

Joanne HessmillerJoanne Hessmiller
Associate Professor 

Phone: (910) 775-4083
Office: Health Sciences Building 361G

BA: Marywood College
MLSP: Bryn Mawr College 
MSW: Loyola University of Chicago 
Ph.D: University of Maryland at Baltimore
Certificate International Human Rights Law- London School of Economics 

Office Hours
M: 1:30-3:00
T: 3:30-6:30
W: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Research Interests: The process of developing professional competence, violence and secondary traumatic stress, human rights based practice, community engagement and qualitative research.

Natasha KintoNatasha J. Kinto
Student Support Specialist
Phone: (910) 775-4454
Office: Health Sciences Building 362


Office Hours
Daily 8:30 to 5:00 except During Lunch

Stephen KodwoYale Kodwo-Nyameazea
Associate Professor
Social Work Department Interim Chair
Phone: (910) 775-4417
Office: Health Sciences Building 361H

BA:University of Ghana
MA: University of Ghana
MSW: University of South Carolina
Ph.D.: Virginia Commonwealth University

Office Hours
M: 10:00-1:30
T: 9:30-12:00
W: By appointment
TR: 9:30-12:00
F: By appointment

Research Interest: Issues relating to Older Adults, Participatory Rural Appraisal, Family Preservation, Issues relating to Immigrant Families (particular emphasis on African Immigrant Families).

Kay LocklearAlice Kay Locklear
Assistant Professor

Phone: (910) 775-4269
Office: Health Sciences Building 361K

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: East Carolina University
PhD: Capella Universtiy

Office Hours
M: 9:00-10:30
W: 12:30-1:30
F: 11:00-1:30

Research Interest: Cultural competence, Micro and Macro Level Social Work Practice, Policy, Family and Children Services, Indian Child Welfare Act, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Trauma Focused CBT, Community Engagement, Quantitative Research.


Cindy LocklearCindy E. Locklear
MSW Field Director

Phone: (910) 775-4382
Office: Health Sciences Building 361L

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: Fayetteville State University 

Office Hours
M: 3:00-5:00
W: 3:00-5:00
TR: 3:00-5:00

Loreen Randall
Administrative Support Associate

Phone: (910) 775-4090 or (910) 775-4451 
Office: Health Sciences Building 361

Office Hours

Daily 8:30 to 5:00 except During Lunch

Veronica McPhatterVeronica McPhatter
Assistant Professor
SCC BSW Coordinator 

Phone: SCC (910)246-4962/UNCP (910) 775-4268       
Office: SCC Kennedy 176/UNCP HSCI 366

BSC: NC Central University 
MSW: UNC-Chapel Hill 

Office Hours
M: 3:00-5:00
W: 2:00-4:00
TR: 2:00-5:00 (Sandhills)

Research Interest: Public Child Welfare, Over-representation of minorities in foster care, Social Work and the laws regarding children and families 


Frederick StephensFrederick H. Stephens
Assistant Professor

Phone: (910) 521-6581
Office: Health Sciences Building 372

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: University of California at Berkeley

Office Hours
M: 11:00-1:00
W: 11:00-1:00
TR: 4:00-5:00

Research Interest: Domestic violence (including survivors and perpetrators), Human Diversity, Mental Health, Family Systems, and Social Work practice evaluation

Jody ThomasJody Thomas
Assistant Professor
BSW Field Director

Phone: (910) 775-4342
Office: Health Sciences Building 361J

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: University of South Carolina 
Web Information Coordinator (WIC)

Office Hours
W: 4:00-6:00
TR: 10:00-12:00
F: 1:00-3:00

Research Interest: Community Violence (Lumbee), Human Diversity, Cultural Competence and Mental Health

Carmellia Webb
HRSA Project Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty

Phone: (910) 521-6510
Office: 372 Health Sciences Building

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MA: Webster University
MSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Office Hours
M: 9:00-11:00
W: 11:00-1:00
F: 11:00-1:00


Adjunt Faculty

Jessica Abbott 

Joseph Davis

Renee Edwards

Dr. Ronnie Martin

Ottis Murray