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Basler, Sarah K., Associate Lecturer and Undergraduate Field Coordinator, Social Work, M.S.W., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2015; 2020.

Brinker, Paul W., Associate Lecturer and Graduate Field Coordinator, Social Work, M.S.W., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1996; 2009.

Buila, Sarah, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Social Work, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005; 1998. Generalist practice, substance abuse, psychosocial disorders, health/mental health practice, social support and the management of chronic mental illness, cultural competency, food security, and social justice.

Harlow, Sherrie, Assistant Lecturer, Social Work, M.S.W., Southern Illinois University, 2004; 2020.

Harper, Joseph J., Assistant Lecturer, Social Work, M.S.W., LCSW, DCSW, ACSE, MBA, CADC, Washington University in St. Louis, 1993; 2021.

Hopes, Diedra, Assistant Lecturer, Social Work, M.S.W., LCSW, University of Oklahoma; 2015; 2019.

Jurkowski, Elaine T., Professor and Graduate Program Director, Social Work, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997; 1998. Social work theory, program evaluation and community social services and systems changes, research methods, health, public health, population health, gerontology, behavioral health, disability policy and media as an intervention.

Kawewe, Saliwe, Professor, Social work, Ph.D., St. Louis University, 1985; 1996. Advanced generalist practice, child welfare, policy, research, international social welfare policy, social development strategies in Third World communities, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, women and children, cultural diversity, and indigenous populations.

Reese, Dona J., Professor, Social Work, Ph.D., University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1997; 2007. Hospice social work, focusing on social work outcomes measurement, spirituality, and cultural competence, active learning approach to social work education, with a focus on service learning and participatory action research.

Reichert, Elisabeth, Professor, Social Work, Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1989; 1994.  Practice, policy, human behavior and the social environment, clinical social work with sexual abuse/incest survivors, battered women, crisis intervention, human rights policy and practice, and international social work.

Soliman, Hussein, Professor, Social Work, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1993; 2004. Research methodology, generalist practice, practice evaluation, school social work, social policy, disasters and traumatic stress, international social work.