Department of Social Work

College of Business and Public Affairs

Contact Info:
114 W. Rosedale Avenue
(610) 436-2527


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
mbelliveau@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-3469
Eli DeHope

Social Work(2001)
Professor
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
edehope@wcupa.edu
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
cdente@wcupa.edu
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
tingersoll@wcupa.edu
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.
TLane@wcupa.edu
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.
gtully@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2767
Richard W. Voss

Social Work (1996)
Professor
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
rvoss@wcupa.edu
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.

JBRADLEY2@WCUPA.EDU
Phone: (610) 436-2801
Cindi Strengari
Secretary
B.A. West Chester University
cstrengari@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610) 436-2527