Professors Emeriti

Peter Lehmann, Professor

  • Years Served: 1995-2018
  • PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo ON Canada
  • MSW , Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo ON Canada
  • BSW , University of Windsor, Windsor ON Canada
  • Areas of Expertise: Domestic Violence, Strengths-based approach to Practice

Rebecca L Hegar, Professor

  • Years Served: 1997-2018
  • PhD in Social Work, Tulane University School of Social Work
  • MSSW in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA in Political Science/English Literature, University of Texas at Austin
  • Areas of Expertise: Child Welfare, Kinship Care, Supervision and Mid-level Management, Social Work History, Social Work and Law

Fran Danis, Associate Professor

  • Years Served: 2008-2014
  • PhD in Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University
  • MSW in Social Welfare, Stony Brook University, New York
  • BS, Stony Brook University, New York
  • Areas of Expertise: Domestic and sexual violence, crime victim services, resiliency of abuse survivors

Ski Hunter, Professor

  • Years Served: 1971-2013
  • PhD in Social Work, Ohio State University
  • MSW in Social Work, San Diego State University
  • MS in Psychology, North Texas State University
  • BA in Political Science, North Texas State University

Richard Schoech, Professor

  • Years Served: 1977-2012
  • PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
  • MSSW., University of Texas at Arlington
  • BA, Psychology, University of Texas, Austin
  • Area of Expertise: Human services information and communication technology, care giver support systems, gamification.

Joan R. Rycraft, Associate Professor

  • Years Served: 1995-2011
  • PhD, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • Masters of Social Work , California State University, Fresno, California
  • BA, Social Welfare and Corrections, California State University, Chico, California
  • Area of Expertise: Research, administration, child welfare and youth policy.

Santos H. Hernández, Professor

  • Professor Emeritus & Dean Emeritus Years Served: 1998-2011
  • PhD, University of Denver
  • MSSW, Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio
  • BA, Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio
  • Area of Expertise: International social work, cross cultural social work practice, mental health and generalist social work practice.

Wayne D. Duehn, Professor

  • Years Served: 1970-2008
  • PhD, Washington University
  • MSW, Loyola University
  • BA, North Central College
  • Area of Expertise: Child and Vulnerable Adult Sexual Abuse, Adoption and Foster Care, Human Sexuality, Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment
    NASW Social Work Pioneer

Charles H. Mindel, Professor

  • Years Served: 1976-2006
  • PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • MA, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • BA, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Area of Expertise: Research, Statistics and Program Evaluation

Pedro J. Lecca, Professor

  • Years Served: 1979-1995
  • PhD, University of Mississippi
  • MS, Long Island University
  • BS, Fordham University
  • Area of Expertise: Health Care and Health Care Management

M. Coleen Shannon, Professor

  • Years Served: 1970-2001
  • PhD, Texas Woman’s University
  • MSW, Tulane University
  • BA, Texas Christian University
  • Area of Expertise: Biofeedback and Stress Management

Peter G. Gaupp, Professor

  • Years Served: 1967-1993
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • MSSW, University of Texas, Austin
  • BS, Southwestern University
  • Area of Expertise: Health Care Planning and Policy and Social Welfare Research

John J. Litrio, Professor

  • Years Served: 1968-1987
  • MSW, Fordham University
  • BS, Syracuse University
  • Area of Expertise: Human Behavior

Fernando G. Torgerson, Professor

  • Dean Emeritus Founding Dean Years Served: 1967-1977
  • PhD, Social Work, University of Minnesota
  • MS, Social Work, Columbia University
  • BA, Education, State Teachers College, Minot, North Dakota
  • Area of Expertise: Health Care Administration and Workforce in Social Welfare Organizations

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