Professors Emeriti


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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
NASW Social Work Pioneer


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


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


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


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


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


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


John J. Litrio
Years Served: 1968-1987

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

Area of Expertise: Human Behavior


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