School of Social Work Faculty

The faculty members of the UNCW School of Social Work are widely engaged in collaborative work related to research, program development and evaluation, and curriculum development. These regional and national collaborations, combined with the diverse and extensive social work educational backgrounds on our faculty, allow a broad sense of the character of social work education nationally and the specific characteristics of the best of those programs.

We have consulted widely, using the partnerships and collaborations of faculty, with many programs including the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, Portland State University, and the University of Georgia .

As preparatory for the development of the MSW curriculum the faculty of UNCW hosted in 2000 an invitational conference on the “Research Utilization Problem in Social Work Practice” and invited to campus many notable educators and researchers to discuss the issue with our faculty, students, and regional practitioners.

Full Time Faculty

Dr. MessingerLori Messinger, Ph.D., MA, MSW
Professor, Director
McNeill Hall 3098
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Dr. BlundoRobert G. Blundo, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW. BCD
Professor, Coordinator of the Strengths Collaborative
McNeill Hall 3096
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Kristin BoltonKristin W. Bolton, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor
McNeill Hall 3055
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Dr. FrankelArthur J. Frankel , Ph.D., MSW
McNeill Hall 3088
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Chris Hall 2012 Chris Hall, Ph.D., MSSW, LCSW
Associate Professor
McNeill Hall 3091
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AndreaJonesAndrea L. Jones, Ph.D., MSW, LSW
Assistant Professor
McNeill Hall 3089
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KolomerStacey R. Kolomer, Ph.D., MSSW
Professor, MSW Program Coordinator/
Associate Director
McNeill Hall 3072
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Lang Heather Lang, MSW, LCSWA
Lecturer, Assistant BSW Program Coordinator
Jacksonville Extension Campus
Administration Building, Room #23
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JacquelynJacquelyn Lee, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor
McNeill Hall 3090
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RowanNoell L. Rowan, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
Associate Professor, BSW Program Coordinator
McNeill Hall 3070
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Sandell Karen S. Sandell, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor
McNeill Hall 3094
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JessicaJessica Strong, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor
Jacksonville Extension Campus
Administration Building, Room #19
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NanceAngie Vandenberg, MSW, LCSW, VSP
Lecturer, Interim Field Education Coordinator
McNeill Hall 3054
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Dr. YorkReginald O. York, Ph.D., MSW
McNeill Hall 3092
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Part-time Faculty

Lisa Brooks
Lisa Burriss
Preston Cole
Lori Dugan
Vonda Gardner
Michelle Guarino
Tamara Estes Savage
Teoletta West
Brian Williamson
Debbie Wyse


Helene Harris
Administrative Associate

MC 3101

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