Meet Our M.S.W. Adjunct Faculty

Our M.S.W. program is taught by an expert and diverse group of resident and adjunct faculty who come to campus from across the country and around the world to contribute their expertise. The unique structure of the School's academic calendar makes it possible for many clinicians who work in the social work profession or other universities during the traditional academic year to join the Smith community from June through August

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Katya Cerar, M.S.W., Ph.D. '13, LICSW

Senior Director of Practicum Learning
Katya Cerar, is the senior director of Practicum Education at Smith College and has taught and supervised students from various New England schools of social…
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Traneika Turner-Wentt, M.S.W., D.S.W.

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Associate Chair of the Practice Sequence
Dr. Traneika Turner-Wentt, is a mental wellness clinician and spiritual counselor with two decades of experience in hospital and mental healthcare. She manages…
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Rose Marie Äikäs, M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Rose Marie Äikäs is a professor at CUNY-Queensborough Community College, where she teaches courses in criminal justice and social work. Her current research…
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Anderson Al Wazni, M.S.W., Ph.D. Candidate

Adjunct Associate Professor
Anderson (Andy) Al Wazni is a 2014 graduate of the Smith College SSW M.S.W. program and current doctoral candidate in social work at the University of North…
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Erin Baer, M.S.W., LCSW

Adjunct Professor
Erin Baer is a licensed clinical social worker who holds an M.S.W. from Fordham University and a B.A. from NYU. Currently, she is a professor at Bank Street…
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Catherine Balletto, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Catherine Balletto, M.S.W., Ph.D., earned her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Starting off as an art therapist, she established a…
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Sara Brackenbury, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sara Brackenbury works with adolescents and adults in private practice in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. Her practice is…
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Chelsey Branham, M.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chelsey Branham (she/they, Chickasaw/Cherokee/Pawnee) is the owner and CEO of One Whole Village Consulting, LLC. She specializes in transformational equity in…
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Maria del Pilar Bratko, MFT, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Maria Pilar Bratko has been in practice for 18 years serving a wide range of clients. She has held a number of administrative roles at Bay Area training clinics…
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Natasha Campbell, BSW, M.S.W., LICSW

Adjunct Associate Professor
For over 17 years Natasha Campbell has supported a space for individuals to grow through the challenges of life, face their traumas, rebuild families and…
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Davis Chandler, M.S.W. '11, LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Davis Chandler (they/them) was clinically trained at Smith SSW and graduated in 2011. They have worked in a community mental health setting with children…
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Paul Gitterman, M.S.W., M.Sc., LICSW, CGP

Adjunct Professor
Paul Gitterman has been associated with the Smith College School for Social Work since the early 1990s, first as an M.S.W. student, and then as a clinical…
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Monifa Groover, M.S.W., M.P.A.

Adjunct Professor
Throughout her professional career, Monifa Groover has served in a variety of clinical settings, including but not limited to working with military personnel…
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Huey Hawkins, M.S.W., Ph.D., LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Huey Hawkins, Jr. is a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice. He earned his doctorate degree in clinical social work from the Institute for Clinical…
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Andrew P. Hoang, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Andrew Hoang is senior lecturer and programme director of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Programme at the University of Hong Kong. He is also senior tutor…
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Andres Hoyos, M.S., M.S.W., LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Seminar Instructor
Andrés Hoyos brings over two decades of clinical and administrative experience in the fields of mental health and social services working in private, public and…
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Debra Hull, M.A., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Debra Hull began teaching research methods at Smith College SSW in the summer of 2013, and has been doing so ever since. During the school year she is professor…
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Liz Joyce, M.S.W., LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Liz Joyce is a clinical social worker who has worked in schools for over fifteen years. Joyce earned a B.S. in human development and family studies from the…
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Kurt Lebeck, M.S.W.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Kurt D. Lebeck, M.S.W., is a behavioral health and recovery science researcher emphasizing program development for substance use and co-occurring disorders. His…
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Michelle Marchese, M.S.W., Ph.D. candidate

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Professional Education Instructor
Michelle M. Marchese is a licensed independent clinical social worker and certified trauma therapist. They are a graduate of Smith’s M.S.W. program and a…
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Marvice D. Marcus, Ph.D., LP, HSP-P

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Marcus is an independent licensed psychologist in Durham, NC. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in psychology, from the University of Nevada…
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Jackson Montañez Matos, M.A.T., Ed.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jackson Matos holds a master of arts in teaching from Smith College, MA State Licensure as a 5-12 ELA teacher, and a doctorate in education from the University…
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Patricia Finn McManamy, M.S.W., LICSW

Adjunct Professor
Patricia Finn McManamy teaches the HBSE course Child Development From an Integrative Perspective: Theory and Practice for Clinical Social Work. She has taught…
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Lujuana Milton, M.S.W., LICSW

Adjunct Professor | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Lujuana Milton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She graduated with a B.A. and a M.S.W. degree from Boston College. With over 15 years…
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Tamarah Moss, M.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tamarah Moss is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. Her main research interests are threefold…
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Sarah Yang Mumma, M.S.S.W., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Sarah Yang Mumma (she/her/hers) has been practicing clinical social work for fifteen years. Sarah received her Ph.D. from Smith College School for Social Work…
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Este Orantes Migoya, M.A., Ph.D. student

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Este (they/them) comes from a lineage of strong and resilient women and is the youngest of three siblings. Born in Ixim Ulew (Guatemala), they and their family…
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Janae Peters, M.S.W., LMSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor and Sotomayor Fellow
An alum of the Smith School for Social Work, Peters graduated from the M.S.W. program in 2015. Her goal has been to integrate her social work experience with…
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Malcolm Pradia, M.S.W. '13, LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Malcolm Pradia is a clinical social worker at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst…
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Beth Prullage, M.S.W. '01, LICSW

Adjunct Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Practicum Seminar Instructor
Beth Prullage works at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health as a psychiatric social worker and co…
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Alexandra Klein Rafaeli, M.A., Psy.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Alexandra Klein Rafaeli is the coordinator of short-term, empirically supported treatments for the Psychological Services Division of Tel Aviv University. She…
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Monifa Robinson, M.S.W., MPA

Adjunct Professor
Throughout her professional career, Monifa Robinson has served in a variety of clinical settings, including but not limited to working with military personnel…
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Silvia Sandoval, M.S.W., Ph.D. '15

Adjunct Associate Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser
Silvia Sandoval has been practicing clinical social work professionally for the last 23 years. Her professional experience consists of working in the non-profit…
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Shannon L. Sennott, M.S.W. '08, LICSW, CST

Adjunct Associate Professor
Shannon Sennott, a sex educator, gender justice activist, and LGBTQAI+ family therapist, earned her M.S.W. at the Smith College School for Social Work in 2008…
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Davey Shlasko, M.S.W., M.Ed.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Davey Shlasko is the founder and director of Think Again Training & Consulting, a small consulting group that helps organizations address issues of justice…
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Shalini Sharma, M.S.W., LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Shalini Sharma has been working in Brooklyn, NY as a social worker since 2000 with families and children. Sharma believes in the movement to uplift underserved…
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Emily Sherwood, B.A., M.P.A.

Adjunct Associate Professor
Emily Sherwood dedicated her career to working for social change, from early days as a community organizer to many years working on health and mental health…
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LaTasha Smith, Ph.D., LCSW, CGP

Adjunct Associate Professor | Practicum Seminar Instructor
LaTasha Smith is a professor in the M.S.W. program at Fairfield University where she teaches social justice, assessment and fieldwork. She has also taught…
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Rhoda Smith, M.S.W.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Rhoda Smith is a doctoral candidate in social policy and social research at Loma Linda University as well as the Smith College School for Social Work’s 2016…
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Stefanie L. Speanburg, M.S.W., Ph.D., LCSW

Adjunct Professor
After graduating from the Smith College School for Social Work M.S.W. program, Stefanie Speanburg went on to earn a doctorate in women’s, gender and sexuality…
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Ruth E. Spencer, J.D., M.S.S.A.., LISW

Adjunct Professor
Ruth Spencer is an adjunct professor with a long history with SSW. She teaches courses that address the intersection of law and social work practice. She…
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Brianna Suslovic, M.S.W. '18, LSW (Illinois)

Adjunct Professor
Brianna Suslovic is a Ph.D. candidate in social work at the University of Chicago's Crown Family School. She is a 2018 graduate of Smith's M.S.W. program and…
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Kurt White, M.S.W., LICSW, LADC, MAC

Adjunct Professor
Kurt L. White is the vice president of Outpatient services at the Brattleboro Retreat, a private non-profit psychiatric hospital founded in 1834. He is a…