Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog

Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
223 Fitzgerald  
(248) 370-2371
Fax: (248) 370-4608


Chairperson: Jo Reger

Professors emeriti: Peter J. Bertocci, Judith K. Brown, David R. Maines, Jacqueline R. Scherer, Gary Shepherd, Richard Stamps

Professors: Albert J. Meehan, Dorothy A. Nelson, Terri L. Orbuch, Jo Reger, Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood

Associate professors: Jacob H. Becker, Amanda Burgess Proctor, Lori A. Burrington, Jon W. Carroll, Graham Cassano, Dennis J. Condron, Henri Gooren, Wendi L. Johnson, Angela A. Kaiser, Heidi Lyons, Maria Paino, George Sanders, Cynthia J. Schellenbach, Scott J. Smith, Kareen Tonsing, Teressa Benz and Matthew May

Assistant professors: Theresa Anasti, Hydeen Beverly, Watoii Rabii, Betty Tonui

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Michael Pytlik

Special Instructor: Maria Beam (program director, Social Work), Linda Bzhetaj

Administrative professionals: Stephanie Brandimarte (Social Work), Kimberly Byrd (Criminal Justice), Heather El-Khoury (Social Work)

Chief advisers: Dorothy A. Nelson (Anthropology), Heidi Lyons (Sociology), Heather El-Khoury (Social Work), Kimberly Byrd (Criminal Justice)


The master’s degree provides specialized study for advanced social work practice. Students take foundation and advanced courses in social work practice methods with individuals, families and organization, in policy and services, in research, and in human behavior and the social environment. The M.S.W program will prepare students for advanced social work practice training students for both clinical and macro practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice offers two graduate programs in Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)  Advanced Standing program and the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Traditional program.


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