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Affiliated Faculty

Mahasweta Banerjee, Ph.D.
Twente Hall, Room 121

Theories and practices associated with enhancing social and economic justice; community development; micro-enterprise as an anti-poverty strategy; international social development; qualitative and quantitative research.

Edward R. Canda, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor, Coordinator of KU Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative
Twente Hall, Room 203

Cross-cultural and international social work; spiritual and religious diversity; Asian and Asian-American issues; qualitative research approaches; philosophy of social welfare; health and mental health resilience.


Terry Koenig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Twente Hall, Room 101

Ethical decision making in social work practice; social welfare philosophy; International social work development and cross-cultural practices; Central Asian and post-Soviet issues; aging, elder abuse and self-neglect; qualitative research methods.

Richard Spano, D.S.W.
Associate Professor
Twente Hall, Room 9

Child welfare, particularly foster care, sexual abuse; the history of social work and social welfare, ethics and values as they impact practice.

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