Faculty Directory

Cassidy Baker headshot  Cassidy Baker, PhD, LCSW-S, ACSW
  Clinical Assistant Professor 
  Interim Department Chair and BSW Director
  Title IV-E Child Welfare Program PI

  Email: Cassidy.Baker@unt.edu
  Phone: 940-565-2687
  Office: Chilton 397F

Research interests: The intersection of child welfare and family violence, victim advocacy, child welfare workforce training, clinical supervision, arts-based methods

Brandi Felderhoff headshot  Brandi Felderhoff, Ph.D., LCSW
  Assistant Professor, Student Association for Masters Social Workers (SAMSW), Co-Advisor

  Email: bfelderhoff@twu.edu
  Phone: 940-898-2072
  Office: OMB 410N (TWU Campus)

Research interests: Older adult caregivers, caregiving at the end of life, aging, the impact of advance planning on quality of life outcomes, social workers professional engagement, mental health

Dhrubodhi Mukherjee headshot  Dhrubodhi Mukherjee, Ph.D., LCSW
  Associate Professor

  Email: dhru.m@unt.edu
  Phone: 940-565-3198
  Office: Chilton 390E (UNT Campus)

Research interests: Clinical workforce development and training, trauma-informed practices, opioid addiction, rural mental health service delivery, regulation of technology on clinical social work practice

Sarah Moore  Sarah Moore, Ph.D., MSW
  Assistant Professor, Student Association for Master's Social Workers (SAMSW), Co-Advisor

  Email: sarah.moore@unt.edu
  Phone: 940-369-5018
  Office: Chilton 390J (UNT Campus)

Research interests: International social work practice and education, immigrants and refugees, Ethiopian immigrant women

Nila Ricks headshot  Nila Ricks, Ph.D., LCSW
  Associate Professor & TWU Department Chair

  Email: nricks@twu.edu 
  Phone: 940-898-2077 
  Office: OMB 410H (TWU Campus)

Research interests: Teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent risk behaviors and mental health, culturally competent teaching and practice, teen fatherhood, teen parenting in foster care

Huei-Wern Shen headshot Huei-Wern Shen, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor

 Email: huei-wern.shen@unt.edu
 Phone: 940-369-7095
 Office: Chilton Hall 390B (UNT Campus)

Research interests: Productive aging (civic engagement and caregiving in old age) and its impacts on health, health behaviors, and aging in place and understanding productive later life through interdisciplinary research.

Brenda Sweeten headshot  Brenda Sweeten, MSSW, LCSW
  Clinical Associate Professor, JMSW Director of Field Education, UNT Foster Care Liaison Officer

  Email: brenda.sweeten@unt.edu
  Phone: 940-369-6991
  Office: Chilton 397E (UNT Campus)

Research interests: Social work field education and professional development, ethics and civility, child welfare, adoption, postsecondary programs supporting the success of persons who have experienced the foster care system