Dr. Judith Birgen(Associate Professor)

Ph.D University of Chicago

MSW, Jane Adams School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. Pepperdine University

Location: SCI 229

Phone: (773) 995-3747



Dorretta Evans-ParkerDorretta Evans-Parker


MSW, University of Illinois

Urbana-ChampaignB.S., University of Illinois


Location: SCI 116A

Phone: (773) 995-2207


Scholarly Interests:

Critical thinking and its importance in the development of direct practice social work skills. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 40 years of experience in direct clinical practice, administration, policy and program planning in maternal and child health at the local, state and federal level. She is committed to educating effective social workers to meet the challenge of the changing environment.


Lolita GodboldLolita Godbold

(Director of Field Education)

MSW, Jane Adams School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Chicago

B.S.W, Jane Adams School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Chicago

Location: SCI 116E

Phone: (773) 995-2843


Scholarly Interests:

Community development as it relates to the provision of services for children and families impacted by social emotional issues and trauma.  With a focus on systems theory, Ms. Godbold has provided direct services as a therapist and indirectly as an administrator for children and adults in the areas of child welfare, mental health and schools. Ms. Godbold is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed School Social Worker.


Yolanda Harris


MSW, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignB.A

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Location: SCI 116A

Phone: (773) 995-2207


Scholarly Interests:

Yolanda Harris has extensive experience in organizational development, parent and staff development and training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the areas of crisis management, grief counseling and early childhood education.


Dr. Youngjo Im

(Assistant Professor)

Ph.D., University of Chicago

M.A., University of Chicago

M.S. University of Chicago

Location: SCI 116B

Phone: (773) 995-3800

Email: yim@csu.edu

Scholarly Interests:

Youngjo Im studies children and youth in various contexts, and examines how context and experience contribute to disparities in social, emotional, and cognitive learning outcomes. She has strong expertise in quantitative research approaches. She is particularly interested in using research to develop interventions and social policy that will benefit low-income children, youth, and their families.


Bret InDr. Brent In

(Assistant Professor)

PhD, Loyola University Chicago

MA, Loyola University Chicago

MSW, University of Illinois Chicago -Jane Addams College of Social Work

BS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Location: SCI 116G

Phone: (773)995-2374

Email: bin20@csu.edu

Scholarly Interests:

Mixed Method Research/Methodology; Program Evaluations; Forensic/Correctional Social Work; Reentry Programs; Medical Social Work

Courses Taught:

  • Integrated (Practice) Methods
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Mindfulness Practice; Research Methodology
  • HBSE
  • Correctional Practices (institutional & community)
  • Mental Illness


Dr. Mamie Kutame

(Assistant Professor)

Ph.D., The Ohio State University

MSW, Howard University

B.A., Howard University

Phone : (773) 995-3777

Email : Mkutam20@csu.edu

Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Kutame’s interests and expertise are in the areas of aging and health, cross-cultural aging, elder abuse and neglect, self-neglect, and informal social support systems. Dr. Mamie Kutame, formerly a social work consultant at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago, has more than twenty years’ experience in the field of social work.


Amzie Moore IIDr. Amzie Moore II

(Assistant Professor)

Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

M. A., University of Chicago

B.A., Hampton University

Location: SCI 116F

Phone: (773) 995-2441

Email: amoore45@csu.edu

Scholarly Interests:

Amzie Moore studies resilience among urban disadvantaged African American and Latinx youth. His primary research interests are youth development and positive youth development. Dr. Moore has expertise and research experience in mixed method approaches and examining interventions for their effectiveness. He is also interested in theory development. Dr. Moore has received three teaching awards, which includes Outstanding Professor Award from Congressman Danny K. Davis. He is also a research associate for the Risk and Resilience Lab at Loyola University Chicago and a Consultant for Research and Strategy for the Empowerment Counseling Program of Loyola University Chicago.

Courses Taught:

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Basic Statistics
  • MSW Capstone Course


Camille Odeh (Lecturer)

MSW, University of Chicago

ILB.S., Community Health Science

Michigan State University

Location: SCI 116A

Phone: (773) 995-2207

Email: codeh@csu.edu

Scholarly Interests:

Areas of focus include community development and leadership, community organizing, juvenile justice, women, and refugees. She has worked in the field for over 25 years in non-governmental and governmental organizations where she dedicated the majority of her work to children, youth, and families locally and globally. She was the Executive Director of the Southwest Youth Collaborative.


Sherri Seyfried

Sherri F. Seyfried

(Emeritus Professor)

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

M.S. W., Norfolk State University

B.A., Hampton Institute

Location: SCI 116A

Phone: (773) 995-2207

Email: sseyfrie@csu.edu 

Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Seyfried has considerable training and expertise in mindfulness practice. She is interested in the cultural adaptation of holistic practices within communities of color, particulary among communities disproportionately impacted by violence and trauma.