Director

Name
Expertise
Flavio Marsiglia
Center Director and Regents Professor

Marsiglia’s research on cultural diversity and youth substance use is highly influential in the prevention field, and credited with a measurable reduction in drug use and other high-risk behaviors by youth.

602-496-3333
  
James Williams
Arizona Centennial Professor of Social Welfare

Williams' research focuses on K-12 academic performance, youth violence, delinquency prevention, adolescent substance use, race and gender differences, and mental health service needs in urban schools.

602-496-0057
  
Cynthia Lietz
Dean and President's Professor

Dean Lietz conducts research that informs strengths-based practice with youth and their families. She has also served in a variety of college administrative roles, most recently as interim dean of Watts College.

602-496-0649
  
Jose Ashford
Professor

Ashford directs the Office of Offender Diversion and Sentencing Solutions and the Office of Forensic Social Work Research and Training.

602-496-0095
  
Kristin Ferguson
Professor & Director, Center for Human Capital & Youth Development

Ferguson's research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of vocational interventions for homeless and disconnected youth that integrate employment and clinical services.

David Hodge
Professor

Hodge is an internationally recognized scholar on the topic of spirituality, religion and culture.

602-496-0051
  
Craig Lecroy
Communitas Professor

LeCroy's areas of expertise include home visitation, evaluation of social work interventions, and child and adolescent treatment.

520-884-5507
  
Elizabeth Lightfoot
Director; Foundation Professor

Lightfoot focuses her research in the area of disability policy and services and the intersections of disability with child welfare, aging, abuse and health.

Emilia Martinez-Brawley
John F. Roatch Distinguished Professor

Martinez-Brawley areas of interest: rural communities and rural services, research paradigms, social work education, innovative models of service delivery in public organizations and diversity issues in service delivery.

602-496-1562
  
Jill Messing
Professor

Messing's interest areas are intimate partner violence, risk assessment, domestic homicide and femicide, criminal justice-social service collaborations and evidence-based practice.

602-496-1193

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Associate Directors

Name
Karen Abman
Faculty Associate
Maria Aguilar-Amaya
Assoc Director
602-496-0497
Isaac Akapnitis
Faculty Associate
Paula Alvarado
Administrative Assistant
Laurel Anderson
Faculty Associate
 
480-965-3261
  
David Androff
Associate Director for Doctoral Education; Associate Professor
 
602-496-1195
Elizabeth Anthony
Associate Professor
 
602-496-1197
 
Jose Ashford
Professor
 
602-496-0095
  
Stephanie Ayers
Research Director & Research Associate Professor
602-496-0255
  
Virginia Bagby
Program Coordinator, Senior
Tahnee Baker
Baccalaureate Program Coordinator;Lecturer
Rhonda Baldwin
Faculty Associate
 
602-933-1195
Judith Bass
Faculty Associate
David Becerra
Associate Professor
 
602-496-1194
 

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Additional Leadership

Name
Flavio Marsiglia
Center Director and Regents Professor
 
602-496-3333
  
James Williams
Arizona Centennial Professor of Social Welfare
 
602-496-0057
  
Cynthia Lietz
Dean and President's Professor
 
602-496-0649
  
Jose Ashford
Professor
 
602-496-0095
  
Kristin Ferguson
Professor & Director, Center for Human Capital & Youth Development
 
David Hodge
Professor
 
602-496-0051
  
Craig Lecroy
Communitas Professor
 
520-884-5507
  
Elizabeth Lightfoot
Director; Foundation Professor
 
Emilia Martinez-Brawley
John F. Roatch Distinguished Professor
 
602-496-1562
  
Jill Messing
Professor
 
602-496-1193

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