Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Ana Selma BerriosAna Selma Berrios
Assistant Professor

BA: University of Puerto Rico
MSW: Smith College, School for Social Work
Ph.D.: Smith College, School for Social Work
LCSW
Email: ana.berrios@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4267
Office: Health Science Building 376

Office Hours
Mondays: 4:00 to 5:30- Sandhills
Tuesdays: 2:00 to 3:00
Wednesdays: 5:00 to 6:00
Thursdays: 4:00 to 5:30- Sandhills

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 Chaumba
Assistant Professor

BSW: University of Zimbabwe
MSW: University of Georgia
Ph.D.: University of Georgia
Email: josphine.chaumba@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4358
Office: Health Sciences Building 335

Office Hours
Monday: 11-12
Tuesday: 9-10 & 12:30-1:30
Wednesday: 10-11
Thursday: 9-10
Research Interest: Mixed Methods Research, Immigrant Integration, Social Work Education, Systematic Literature Reviews

David DranDavid A. Dran
Associate Professor

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

Email: david.dran@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 521-6174
Office: Health Sciences Building 361M

Office Hours 
Monday: 5:30-6:30
Tuesday: 5:30-6:30
Wednesday: 4:30-6:30
Thursday: 5:15-6:15
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, Professor
Chair and MSW Program Director

BSW: Arkansas State University
MSW: Florida State University
Ph.D.: University of South Carolina
LCSW (North Carolina), LISW (South Carolina)
Email: sherry.edwards@uncp.edu 
Phone: (910) 521-6476
Office: Health Sciences Building 361E

Office Hours
Monday: 10-2
Tuesday: 1-2
Wednesday: 10-2
Thursday: 1-3
Friday: by appointment
Research Interest: Mental Health, Cultural Competence, Women's Issues, Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and Social Work Education.

Savvas GeorgiadesSavvas Georgiades
Associate Professor

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

Email: savvas.georgiades@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4079
Office: Health Sciences Building 364

Office Hours
Monday: 5:30-6:30
Tuesday: 8:30-9:30
Wednesday: 10-12:30 & 4:30-6:30
Thursday: 8:30-9:30
Research Interest: Child Welfare, Homelessness, Domestice Violence, Unemployment, Immigration Issues, Interfaith Initiatives, Single-Subject Design, Program Evaluation.

Veronica HardyVeronica Hardy
Assistant Professor

BA: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
MSW: West Chester University of Pennsylvania 
Ph.D.: Regent University
LCSW, CCTP
Email:veronica.hardy@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4366
Office: Health Sciences Building 368

Office Hours
Monday: 5-6
Wednesday: 12:30-1:30
Thursday 11-2

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

Rebekah Hazlett_KnudsenRebekah Hazlett-Knudsen
Assistant Professor

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

Email: rebekah.hazlett@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 521-6861
Office Health Sciences Building 374

Office Hours
Monday: 1-2
Tuesday: 5-6- Sandhills
Wednesday: 5-6
Thursday: 1-3
Research interests: Forensic Social Work Education, Women in Prison, Children of Incarcerated Parents, Issues Related to Maternal, Child, and Family Health.

Joanne HessmillerJoanne Hessmiller
Associate Professor 

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

Email: joanne.hessmiller@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4083
Office: Health Sciences Building 361G

Office Hours
Monday: 3-5
Thursday: 3-6

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

Email:natasha.kinto@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4454
Office: Health Sciences Building 362

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

Stephen KodwoStephen Kodwo
Assistant Professor, BSW Program Director

BA:University of Ghana
MA: University of Ghana
MSW: University of South Carolina
Ph.D.: Virginia Commonwealth University
Email:stephen.kodwo@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4417
Office: Health Sciences Building 361H
Office Hours
Tuesday: 10:30-12
Thursday: 10-12
Friday: 12-

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

Alice Kay LocklearAlice Kay Locklear
Assistant Professor, MSW Field Director

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: East Carolina University

 

Email: alicek.locklear@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4269
Office: Health Sciences Building 361K

Office Hours
Monday 10-11
Tuesday 10-2
Wednesday 2:30-4:30
Thursday 1:30-4:30

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.

Vacant
Administrative Support Associate

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

Office Hours
Daily 8:30-5:00 except during Lunch

Cindy LocklearCindy E. Locklear
Lecturer and Field Advisor

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

Email: cindy.locklear@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4382
Office: Health Sciences Building 361L

Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 2-4
Tuesday and Thursday: 1-3

Veronica McPhatterVeronica McPhatter
Assistant Professor, SCC BSW Coordinator 

BSC: NC Central University 
MSW: UNC-Chapel Hill 
LCSWA

Email: veronica.mcphatter@uncp.edu
Phone: SCC (910)246-4962
           UNCP (910) 775-4268
Office: SCC Campus-Kennedy Hall 176
            UNCP Campus-Health Sciences Building 366

Office Hours
Monday: 1-4
Tuesday: 3-5:30- Sandhills
Wednesday: 2-4
Thursday: 3-5:30- Sandhills

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

Summer StanleySummer Stanley
Assistant Professor

BSW: UNC Pembroke
MSW: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Ph.D: UNC Greensboro
LCSW
Email: summer.stanley@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4085
Office: Health Sciences Building 370

Office Hours
Monday: 10-11
Tuesday: 1-2
Wednesday: 10-11
Thursday: 4-6

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

Frederick StephensFrederick H. Stephens
Assistant Professor

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: University of California at Berkeley
ACSW, LCSW

Email: frederick.stephens@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 521-6581
Office: Health Sciences Building 372

Office Hours
Monday: 11-2
Tuesday: 12-2
Wednesday: 11-2
Thursday: 4-6
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

BSW: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
MSW: University of South Carolina 
LCSW
Web Information Coordinator (WIC)
Email: jody.thomas@uncp.edu
Phone: (910) 775-4342
Office: Health Sciences Building 361J

Office Hours
Monday: 3-6
Tuesday: 11-1
Wednesday: 1-3
Thursday: 11-12