Our Chairperson

Jan Fook, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair

Jan Fook Welcome to Social Work at the University of Vermont! We offer BSW and MSW programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and our research and initiatives strive to help meet the most pressing human service needs of the State of Vermont.

We share your passion for social justice and human rights. Our faculty are dedicated instructors, researchers and active community members who make an impact in interdisciplinary and international settings. We prepare students to become reflective, conscientious, lifelong learners and professionals whose practice embodies the skills and values of social work. Our students benefit from our strong community network of professional social work agencies. Vermont, known for its scenic and progressive atmosphere, provides opportunities for individualized learning as well as community engagement.

We hope that you will enjoy learning about our programs described on the website. Please feel free to contact us to learn more and discuss your professional goals.

Our Faculty

Jacquelyn Barna - Senior Lecturer (JB.Barna@uvm.edu)

PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK
Areas of Expertise: Program / organizational administration; Organizational culture; Issues of justice, humanity, and kindness

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Susan Comerford - Associate Professor (Susan.Comerford@uvm.edu)
Susan Comerford, Ph.D.
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK
Areas of Expertise: Adult Learning; Diversity, Access, and Equity; Human Rights; Immigrant Issues; Leadership; Organizational Development

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Jan Fook - Professor, Chair
Jan Fook
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK

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Cyrus Patten - Lecturer (Cyrus.Patten@uvm.edu)
Cyrus Patten, M.S.W.
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK

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Ann Pugh - Senior Lecturer (Ann.Pugh@uvm.edu)
Ann Pugh
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK

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Lacey Sloan - Associate Professor (Lacey.Sloan@uvm.edu)
Lacey Sloan
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK
Areas of Expertise: Sexual rights; Social work in Islamic contexts; Social work education

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Brenda Solomon - (Brenda.Solomon@uvm.edu)
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PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK

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Christine Velez - Assistant Professor (Christine.Velez@uvm.edu)
Christine Velez
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK
Areas of Expertise: Feminist and critical research methodologies and theory; Sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights issues and communities of color; Anti-racist/anti-oppressive social work practice and education

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Emeritus Faculty

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Fiona Patterson - Associate Professor Emeritus (Fiona.Patterson@uvm.edu)
Fiona Patterson
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK

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Susan Roche - Associate Professor Emeritus (Susan.Roche@uvm.edu)
Susan Roche
PRIMARY AFFILIATION: SOCIAL WORK
Areas of Expertise: Child and Family Welfare; Collaboration; Diversity, Access, and Equity; Group Co-Leadership; Human Rights; Interpersonal Violence; Social Justice; Social Policy

 




Our Staff


Kate Ball Clem
Kathryn.Ball@uvm.edu
(802) 656-2504
Business Manager


Kenneth Bechtel
Kenneth.Bechtel@uvm.edu
802-656-1339
Academic Support for the BSW, MSW, and Field programs.

Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership (CWTP) Staff

See KFAF Team Contacts and Workforce Team Contacts for CWTP staff, including:

Emma Baird
Janine Beaudry
Amy Bielawski-Branch
Janet Connor
Susan Conte
Kate Cunningham
Melissa Farr
Cassie Gillespie
Jennifer Jorgenson
Caleb Kiernan
Sharon O’Neill
Deidra Razzaque
Jill Richards
Sarah Ward