Doctoral Program Faculty

Mandel School faculty is nationally recognized for its leadership in research and scholarship and its extensive portfolio of funded research. Their high-ranking levels of productivity and groundbreaking research impacts upon diverse fields of social work, transforming individuals and communities all over the world. In addition, our four interdisciplinary research centers tackle society’s most difficult and complex issues – from urban poverty to youth violence – and investigate and foster the implementation of innovative and evidence-based practices.

“The PhD program at the Mandel School provides exceptional support, care, and motivation for students to become outstanding scholars. It is a place where the faculty truly care about the success of the students and offer a variety of assistance and resources that promote students’ academic and personal growth. The faculty-student mentoring program fosters student learning and development through excellent research, scholarship, and creative initiatives.”

Susan Yoon, PhD Graduate

The Doctoral Program provides opportunities for doctoral students to work closely with faculty members on their funded research projects through research fellowships, independent study, and research assistantships.

”Attending the Doctoral Program at the Mandel School is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The faculty members are brilliant and inspiring. They have high expectations but are very encouraging and supportive. They all are generous in their time and attention. Most importantly, they truly care about students’ learning and career development. During my time there, I not only learned how to conduct research and teach, but also had many opportunities to carry what I learned into practice with faculty members’ support. By the time I graduated from the program, I was fully prepared to be an independent researcher and teacher.”

-Ching Wen Chang, PhD 2015, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong


“Members of the faculty have facilitated my professional and academic development through mentoring, writing and research opportunities, and service opportunities. The curriculum of the program also played a huge role in my growth as a scholar, as it strengthened my critical thinking skills, sharpened my writing ability, and enhanced my capacity for applying scientific concepts to practice. My doctoral experience has afforded me, a black kid from inner-city Cleveland, the opportunity to serve the communities where as a youth I witnessed and experienced some of the same social and systematic injustices that are prevalent today. ”

-Leon A. Harris III, Current Doctoral Student

Links to Doctoral Faculty Members:

David E. Biegel
Claudia J. Coulton
David Crampton
Kathleen J. Farkas
Robert Fischer
Daniel  Flannery
Grover C. Gilmore, Dean
Victor K. Groza
M. C. Terry Hokenstad
Megan Holmes
David Hussey
Mark L. Joseph
Gerald Mahoney
David B. Miller
Sharon E. Milligan
Meeyoung Oh Min
Sonia Minnes
Dana M. Prince
Mark I. Singer
Aloen L. Townsend
Elizabeth M. Tracy
Laura A. Voith
Zoe Breen Wood