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Faculty and Staff


Dr Rowena Wilson
Dean, School of Social Work


Program Directors

Waites, Carrie B. Waites, Carrie B.
Assistant Professor & BSW Program A.B., Virginia State College; M.S.W.,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Further Study, Harvard University

Gilbert, DorieGilbert, Dorie
Professor & MSW Program Director
Ph.D., The University of of Texas at Austin
MSW., The University of Texas at Austin
BA., The University of Texas at Austin


Viola Vaughan-Eden Viola Vaughan-Eden
Associate Professor & Ph.D. Program Director
PhD, Social Work VCU
M.J., Children's Law and Policy / Loyola University Chicago School of Law, MSW, Norfolk State University, B.S., Psychology, ODU


Beathea, Carol J. Beathea, Carol J.
Assistant professor


Ericksen, Kirsten S. Ericksen, Kirsten S.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Old Dominion University
M.S.W., SIU at Carbondale; B.A., Concordia University, Canada

Exum, BrendaExum, Brenda
Assistant Professor B.A., M.S.W., Norfolk State University

Fairfax, Colita N.Fairfax, Colita N.
Ph.D., Temple University
MSW., Rutgers University
M.A., Temple University
B.S.W, Howard University
Lewis, Marilyn W.Lewis, Marilyn W.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University,  
M.A., University of Chicago, 
MSW., University of Chicago,
B.A University of Texas at Arlington,

Miller, Sheila D.Miller, Sheila D.
D.S.W., Howard University
MSW., University of Pennsylvania
BSW., Norfolk State University
Feit, Marvin D.Feit, Marvin D.
Ph.D., M.Sci Hyg, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Columbia University
B.S., Brooklyn College

Dr. Sandra Williamson-AsheDr. Sandra Williamson-Ashe
Assistant Professor
Ed.D. The George Washington University, MSW Norfolk State University, B.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Wu, liyunWu, liyun
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Social Work & Economics, University of Michigan, M.S.W Social Work University of Michigan, MA Economics University of Michigan, M.Sc. Economic History, London School of Economics & Political Science, BA., Statistics Renmin University China

Sawyer, Jason MSawyer, Jason M
Assistant  Professor
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Abrefa-Gyan, TinaAbrefa-Gyan, Tina
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore, M.S.W- Washington University in St. Louis, BA; Social Work, University of Ghana, Legon

Birore, CharlesBirore, Charles
Assistant professor
Ph.D. Jackson State University
M.S. University of Wales (UK)
MSW., Alabama A&M University 
MPH., Jackson State University
B.A. Social Welfare Training College (Tanzania)

Alston, SharonAlston, Sharon
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Howard University
MSW., Howard University 
BSW., George Mason University

Belinda BrusterBelinda Bruster
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Norfolk State University 
MSW., Norfolk State University
BA., Wayne State University 

Dungee-Anderson, Elizabeth D.Dungee-Anderson, Elizabeth D.
Ph.D., Howard University
MSW., Virginia Commonwealth University
BA., Virginia Union University

Lane, Tiffany
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Morgan State University
MSW., Howard University,
BSW., West Chester University, 

Administrative Faculty/Support Staff

Durham, Roslyn LDurham, Roslyn L
Child Welfare Program Coordinator
B.A. Political Science, Norfolk State University, M.S.W., Norfolk State University, Studied Organizational Leadership at NOVA South Eastern University

Dial, Kathy
Interim Director of BSW Field Education
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Norfolk State University

Dr. Ivy LeeDr. Ivy Lee
Interim Director MSW Field Education
Assistant Professor
Ed.D., Educational Administration and Policy, George Washington University, Ed.S. Education Specialist Degree, The George Washington University, MSW Norfolk State University, B.A. Political Science, Norfolk State University

Gardenella T. Green Gardenella T. Green
CRAFFT Program Manager
B.S. - Francis Marion University, M.S.W - Norfolk State University                        

 Nathaniel Worley, Jr.Nathaniel Worley, Jr.
MSW., Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research - Specialty: Program Planning and Administration, Grant Administration, Project Management


Aladi, Thomas Aladi, Thomas
Technology Specialist


Stubbs , Linda J.Stubbs , Linda J.
Administrative Office Specialist III