Faculty & Research

Evidence-Based, Field-Focused

The BCSSW faculty comprise a dynamic collection of scholars, clinicians, scientists, and leaders from a variety of industries—all dedicated to work that improves the lives of the most vulnerable.

Our faculty include social workers with decades of experience, sociologists, public health professionals, neuroscientists, and former nonprofit directors who bring their passion and expertise into the classroom and the field to create transformative, evidence-based interventions.   

In-house research centers, institutes, and labs provide places to collaborate, host programming, and establish opportunities for student learning and engagement.

Meet Our Faculty

Our renowned faculty are researchers and scholars in social work, public health, neuroscience, epidemiology, and sociology, as well as practicing clinicians, policy makers, and nonprofit directors with specialties ranging from mental health, global migration, child protection, and productive aging to sustainable development.

Associate Professor Robin Warsh

Assistant Professor Alejandro Olayo-Méndez

Associate Professor Summer Hawkins

Assistant Professor Tyrone Parchment

Salem Professor Theresa Betancourt

Associate Professor Scott Easton

Our faculty conducts rigorous, cutting-edge studies that deepen our understanding of complex social issues and innovations in social work practice. They also maintain clinical practices, lead organizations, and work in state and local government. Faculty members draw upon these experiences to prepare our students for practice excellence.
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Academic Affairs

Faculty News & Notes