Professors Emeriti

Granvold

Don Granvold
Years Served: 1975-2013

Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education, Education Department University of Iowa
M.S.W. in Social Work, School of Social Work University of Iowa
B.A. in Social Studies, Graceland College

Hunter

Ski Hunter
Years Served: 1971-2013

Ph.D. in Social Work, The Ohio State University
M.S.W. in Social Work, San Diego State University
M.S. in Psychology, North Texas State University
B.A. in Political Science, North Texas State University

Watts

Thomas D. Watts
Years Served: 1974-2012

B.A., History, Wichita State University
M.S.W., Arizona State University
Ph.D., Social Work, Tulane University

Area of Expertise: Social welfare policy and services, comparative and international social welfare and Urban Native Americans.

Schoech

Richard Schoech
Years Served: 1977-2012

B.A., Psychology, University of Texas, Austin
M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Area of Expertise: Human services information and communication technology, care giver support systems, gamification.

Rycraft

Joan R. Rycraft
Years Served: 1995-2011

B.A., Social Welfare and Corrections, California State University, Chico, California
Masters of Social Work , California State University, Fresno, California
Ph.D., University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Area of Expertise: Research, administration, child welfare and youth policy.

Hernandez

Santos H. Hernández
Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus Years Served: 1998-2011

B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio
M.S.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio
Ph.D., University of Denver

Area of Expertise: International social work, cross cultural social work practice, mental health and generalist social work practice.

Deuhn

Wayne D. Duehn
Years Served: 1970-2008

B.A., North Central College
M.S.W., Loyola University
Ph.D., Washington University

Area of Expertise: Child and Vulnerable Adult Sexual Abuse, Adoption and Foster Care, Human Sexuality, Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment

Callicutt

James W. Callicutt
Years Served: 1967-2007

B.S., Memphis State College
M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., Brandeis University

Area of Expertise: Mental health policy, Social work education
NASW Social Work Pioneer

Mindel

Charles H. Mindel
Years Served: 1976-2006

B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana

Area of Expertise: Research, Statistics and Program Evaluation

Mayagas

Nazneen S. Mayadas
Years Served: 1972-2006

B.A., University of Lucknow (India)
M.A., University of Allahabad
M.S.S.W., Western Reserve University
D.S.W., Washington University

Area of Expertise: International Social Work, Group Work and Social Development
NASW Social Work Pioneer

Lecca

Pedro J. Lecca
Years Served: 1979-1995

B.S., Fordham University
M.S., Long Island University
Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Area of Expertise: Health Care and Health Care Management

Shannon

M. Coleen Shannon
Years Served: 1970-2001

B.A., Texas Christian University
M.S.W., Tulane University
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Area of Expertise: Biofeedback and Stress Management

Gaupp

Peter G. Gaupp
Years Served: 1967-1993

B.S., Southwestern University
M.S.S.W., University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Area of Expertise: Health Care Planning and Policy and Social Welfare Research

Litrio

John J. Litrio
Years Served: 1968-1987

B.S., Syracuse University
M.S.W., Fordham University

Area of Expertise: Human Behavior

Torgerson

Fernando G. Torgerson
Dean Emeritus Founding Dean Years Served: 1967-1977

B.A., Education, State Teachers College, Minot, North Dakota
M.S., Social Work, Columbia University
Ph.D., Social Work, University of Minnesota

Area of Expertise: Health Care Administration and Workforce in Social Welfare Organizations