Department of Social Work

College of Business and Public Affairs

Contact Info:
West Chester Campus
114 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

PASSHE Center City Campus
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(610) 436-2527
Email: Department Chair

Department Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Michele Belliveau

Social Work (2006)
Associate Professor
B.A., Earlham College M.S.W., Columbia University School of Social Work Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Belliveau's background is in social work with individuals, families, and groups in diverse, community-based mental health settings. Her interests include the experiences of Latino immigrant families with the U.S. social welfare system, policy practice, and the development of students' bilingual and bicultural social work competence.

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #201
Phone: (610) 436-3469

Casey Bohrman, MSW, PhD, LSW

Dr. Bohrman has worked throughout the mental health system in a variety of capacities. Her research interests include the intersections between the criminal justice and mental health systems, neighborhood effects, and access to mental health services for hard-to-reach populations. Her current research focuses on police interactions with people who have co-occurring disorders. She has taught in a variety of content areas, including introduction to research, the history of social work and social welfare, modern social policy, the history of American racism, and addressing oppression through institutional change. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.

Eli DeHope

Social Work(2001)
B.S.W., Temple University M.Ed., West Chester University M.A., University of Pennsylvania M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Eli DeHope’s research focus has been on sexual orientation, aging, brain injury and mental health.

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #101
Phone: (610) 738-0501

Claire L. Dente

Social Work (2006)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Chestnut Hill College M.S.W., Catholic University of America Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Dente is a licensed clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dente's primary interests include intersecting identities and how these identities impact individuals. Her practice and research focus on diversity, pedagogy, and higher education. She also examines intersecting identities related to religion/spirituality, LGBTQA issues, healthy aging, and disability.

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #204
Phone: (610) 436-3252

Travis Ingersoll

Social Work (2011)
Assistant Professor
B.A., SUNY, Buffalo M.Ed., Widener University M.S.W., Widener University, PhD Widener University
PhD in Human Sexuality, Widener University

Dr. Ingersoll research publications include cross-cultural studies regarding the fear of intimacy, gender roles, suicidal ideation, and implementing clinical interventions to residents of elderly communities. His current research projects include the role of male involvement in domestic violence agencies, and collaborative cross-cultural projects focusing on investigating connections between body image, eating disorders, fear of intimacy and sexual anxiety among U.S. and Chinese college students.

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #104
Phone: (610) 436-2767

Tiffany Yvette Lane

Social Work (2012)
Assistant Professor
B.S.W., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
M.S.W., Howard University
Ph.D in Social Work, Morgan State University

Professor Lane’s background is in social work with individuals and community based youth serving organizations. She is the founder of Phenomenal Young Ladies, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Chester, Pa. She is a Doctoral Candidate at Morgan State University studying in the area of Social Work. Her research and practice areas are Afrocentric youth development in urban areas, older foster care youth, and higher education.

114 W. Rosedale Ave.
Phone: (610) 436-3616

Greg Tully

Social Work (2010)
Associate Professor
B.A., New York University M.S.W., Hunter Graduate School of Social Work Ph.D., New York University, School of Social Work

Dr. Tully’s dissertation topic is Level of Moral Reasoning and Background Factors as Predictors of BSW Students' Interest in Working with People in Poverty. In addition to serving as an associate professor in the Barry University (Miami, Florida) School of Social Work and as a department chair and assistant professor of social work at Iona College (New Rochelle, New York), he has taught at New York University and in the Hunter School of Social Work. Dr. Tully's other experience includes private psychotherapy practice as well as counseling in counseling-center and hospital settings. Among his publications, he is a coauthor of the 2010 book Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (London: Whiting & Birch).

114 W. Rosedale Ave.
Phone: (610) 436-2767

Richard W. Voss

Social Work (1996)
B.A., St. Fidelis College M.S.W., Fordham University M.T.S, Washington Theological D.P.C., Loyola College

Dr. Rick Voss' areas of interest include ethnographic research of indigenous traditions of help and healing; implications of integrative medicine and spirituality for social work practice, and curriculum development supporting bilingual and inter-cultural social work education and practice.

114 W. Rosedale Ave. #205
Phone: (610) 436-2785

Full-Time Staff

Janet Bradley

Director, Field Education Content Chair
B.S.W. LaSalle University, M.L.S.P. Bryn Mawr College, M.S.S. Bryn Mawr College

Janet Bradley has numerous years of experience in medical social work. Her areas of professional interests are health, disability, adoption and children.

Phone: (610) 436-2801

Theresa Sullivan

Director of Field Education
B.S.W. Fordham University, M.S.W. Temple University

Theresa comes to WCU from Philadelphia FIGHT, where she was a program manager at its Institute for Community Justice. Her field experience in micro and macro practice, as well as social work research, has enhanced her passion for social justice, especially involving the critical and devastating crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Theresa has also worked in the fields of family homelessness policy advocacy and case management, school-based social work as a violence prevention specialist and sexual health educator, and in a peace and justice exchange program for teens.

Cindi Strengari

B.A. West Chester University
Phone: (610) 436-2527