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Emeriti Faculty

Amanda BaruschAmanda Barusch
Faculty from 1985 - 2019

An international scholar and award-winning instructor, Amanda Barusch is best known for her narrative inquiries into the experiences of older adults and for her research and advocacy on social policy. She serves as an editor for the online journal, 101 Words, publishes flash... read more >>

Email: asbarusch@gmail.com


Farrina CoulamFarrina Coulam
Faculty from 1996 - 2016

I have a life-long commitment to ensuring local, state, and national policy and program development ensures opportunity and equity for the most vulnerable. I discovered early on that I did not have privilege as a female but did as a white person. I chose educational/career paths that... read more >>

Email: farrinacoulam@outlook.com


Bill FarleyO. William (Bill) Farley
Faculty from 1962 - 2010

Dr. Farley spent 48 years studying and teaching at the College of Social Work. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Doctoral and the Masters Programs, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Social Research Institute (SRI). Dr. Farley’s teaching duties were in the HB&SE area, and he... read more >>

Email: billfarley34@q.com


Joanne YaffeGrafton H. Hull, Jr.
Faculty from 2000 - 2008

Dr. Hull has taught in BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. Programs and served as Department Chairperson, MSW Program Director, Director of a School of Social Work, and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Accreditation.  He is the coauthor or editor of ten books, and multiple... read more >>

Email: Grafton1943@aol.com


Helane LetaHelane Leta
Faculty from 1992 - 2017

Helane is Associate Professor/Lecturer Emeritus at the U. of Utah and a visiting professor at Management Center, Innsbruck, Austria.  Prior to her retirement from the College of Social Work she was Director of MSW Field Education and instrumental in the College’s international... read more >>

Email: Helane.leta@socwk.utah.edu


Hank LieseHank Liese
Faculty from 1993 - 2017

After a 12-year career in public relations, I returned to graduate school at UC Berkeley, intending only to receive my MSW degree and become a psychotherapist. After one semester in the MSW program, I applied and was accepted into the combined MSW/Ph.D. program... read more >>

Email: hank.liese@socwk.utah.edu


Jannah MatherJannah Jill Mather
Faculty from 2000 - 2015

Dr. Mather has served as Dean of Social Work at the University of Utah and Willfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada and as Associate Dean at the Florida State University College of Social Work.  Her teaching experience includes BSW, MSW, and Doctorate courses in the field, building on... read more >>

Email: Jannah.Mather@aol.com


Naomi SilverstoneNaomi Silverstone
Faculty from 1981 - 2016

Naomi’s career integrated “outside the box” approaches to teaching and learning while simultaneously honoring the traditions and structure of an academic institution.  Embracing the strengths of both left-brain science and right brain/heart wisdom has led her on a deep and merry... read more >>

Email: naomisilver@earthlink.net


Elizabeth WalkerElizabeth Walker
Faculty from 2000 - 2018

Practicum Coordinator in the MSW program. Also Taught Diversity and Social Justice and Practice 1... read more >>

Email: wizbet1104@gmail.com


Joanne YaffeJoanne Yaffe
Faculty from 1987 - 2021

Joanne Yaffe is a proponent of evidence-based practice, reproducible research, and multidisciplinary collaboration. She served in many roles at the University of Utah and College of Social Work, including director of doctoral studies, chair of the University Research Committee and the... read more >>

Email: joanne.yaffe@utah.edu

Last Updated: 3/15/22