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The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work
Location: J.Bowser Building, Room 121
Phone: (757) 823-8668
Fax: 757-823-2556

Baccalaureate Social Work
Carrie B. Waites, Program Director
Phone: (757) 823-8122

Master of Social Work
Dorie Gilbert, Ph.D.
MSW Program Director
Phone: 757-823-8695

Dr. Viola Vaughan-Eden, Program Director
Phone: (757) 823-8668 (Office)
Fax: 757-823-2699

Faculty & Staff


Rowena-Wilson-Photo-(2).jpgDr Rowena Wilson

Dean, School of  Social Work


Program Directors

Sawyer-(2).png Sawyer, Martha B.
Professor MSW Program B.A., Norfolk State University; M.S.W., Catholic University
D.S.W., Howard University
Further Study, Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
Began service in 1976.

Waites-(4).png Waites, Carrie B.
Assistant Professor BSW Program A.B., Virginia State College; M.S.W.,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Further Study, Harvard University
Began service in 1975.

Vaughan-Eden-V-sm-(1).png Viola Vaughan-Eden
Associate Professor & Ph.D. Program Director PhD, Social Work Virginia commonwealth University
M.J., Children's Law and Policy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
MSW, Norfolk State University B.S., Psychology, Old Dominion University. Began service in 2014


Beathea-(1).png Beathea, Carol J.
Assistant professor


Ericksen-(2).png Ericksen, Kirsten S.
Assistant Professor Ph.D., Old Dominion University
M.S.W., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; B.A., Concordia University, Canada. Began Service, 2012

B-Exum-(2).pngExum, Brenda
Assistant Professor B.A., M.S.W., Norfolk State University
Began service in 1993

Fairfax-(1).pngFairfax, Colita N.
Associate Professor B.S.W, Howard University; M.S.W. Rutgers University
M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Temple University.
Began service in 1999                           

Lewis-(2).pngLewis, Marilyn W.
Associate Professor
B.A, University of Texas at Arlington
M.A., University of Chicago
MSW, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Columbia University
Began service, 2011

Miller-(7).pngMiller, Sheila D.
B.S.W., Norfolk State University
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
D.S.W., Howard University
Began service in 1977
Feit-(1).pngFeit, Marvin D.
B.S., Brooklyn College
M.S., Columbia University
Ph.D., M.Sci Hyg, University of Pittsburgh
Began service in 2000

S-Williamson-Ashe-(1).pngDr. Sandra Williamson-Ashe
Assistant Professor
Ed.D. The George Washington University
MSW Norfolk State University
B.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Wu-(1).pngWu, liyun
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Social Work and Economics, University of Michigan
M.S.W Social Work University of Michigan
MA Economics University of Michigan
M.Sc. Economic History, London School of Economics & Political Science
BA Statistics Renmin University China

Sawyer-J-sm-(1).pngSawyer, Jason M
Assistant  Professor
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Abrefa-Gyan-T-sm-(1).pngAbrefa-Gyan, Tina
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore
M.S.W- Washington University in St. Louis
BA; Social Work, University of Ghana, Legon
Began service: 2003

Birore-C-sm-(1).pngBirore, Charles

Assistant professor
B.A. Social Welfare Training College (Tanzania)
M.Sc. University of Wales (UK)
M.S.W. Alabama A&M University
M.P.H. and Ph.D. Jackson State University
Began Service at Norfolk State University 2014

Administrative Faculty/Support Staff

Durham-(1).pngDurham, Roslyn L
MSW Admissions Director
B.A. Political Science, Norfolk State University
M.S.W., Norfolk State University

Riddick-(1).pngRiddick, Lendora
Assistant Director of Field Education
MSW. , B.A., Norfolk State University
CSAC, Nursing Consultants Inc.  

Ivy-lee-(3).pngDr. Ivy Lee
Interim Director MSW Field Education
Assistant Professor
Ed.D., Educational Administration and Policy, The George Washington University
Ed.S. Education Specialist Degree, The George Washington University
MSW Norfolk State University
B.A. Political Science, Norfolk State University

Green-(1).png Gardenella T. Green
CRAFFT Program Manager
B.S. - Francis Marion University
M.S.W - Norfolk State University                        

N-Worley-(2).jpgNathaniel Worley, Jr.
MSW., Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Specialty: Program Planning and Administration, Grant Administration, Project Management


Aladi-(1).png Aladi, Thomas
Technology Specialist


Stubbs-(1).pngStubbs , Linda J.
Administrative Office Specialist III
BSW & MSW Program Offices