The Columbia School of Social Work has a dedicated team of senior leaders and administrative staff members. Click on the collapsible items below for complete staff listings and contact information.

Leadership

Senior Administration and Dean’s Office

More information on the roles of each member of the Council of Deans can be found here.

Melissa Begg
Dean & Professor
cssw-dean@columbia.edu 212-851-2289 Suite 614
Heidi Allen
Associate Dean for Research; Associate Professor of Social Work
ha2332@columbia.edu 212-851-2242 Room 709
Carmela Alcántara
Associate Dean, Doctoral Education; Associate Professor of Social Work
ca2543@columbia.edu 212-851-2835 Room 917
Gerard Bueno
Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Finance & Planning
gb2455@columbia.edu 212-851-2354 Room 604
Cheiku Camara
Assistant Dean, Student Services
 cbc2117@columbia.edu  212-851-2436 Room 520
Moira Curtain
Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
 mac17@columbia.edu  212-851-2469 Room 529
Richard Hara
Assistant Dean for Evaluation and Assessment
 rth7@columbia.edu  212-851-2355 Room 1107
Monique M. Jethwani
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Academic Affairs
mmj2106@columbia.edu 212-851-2398 Room 608
Kathryne Leak
Associate Dean, Field Education
kh16@columbia.edu 212-851-2312 Room 509
Michael Lovaglio
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management
ml3992@columbia.edu 212-851-2359 Room 522
Karma Lowe
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Community Engagement
knl3@columbia.edu 212-851-2364 Room 531
Matthea Marquart
Assistant Dean, Online Education; Lecturer in Social Work
msm2002@columbia.edu 212-854-8833 Room 611
Ann McCann Oakley
Associate Dean, Computing & Instructional Technology
amo1@columbia.edu 212-851-2329 Room 416
Desmond U. Patton
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Curriculum Innovation; Associate Professor of Social Work
dp2787@columbia.edu 212-851-2238 Room 809
Larrita Riggs
Executive Assistant to the Dean
lar2207@columbia.edu 212-853-0306 Room 615-B
Susan V. Smith
Chief of Staff, Dean’s Office
svs22@columbia.edu 212-851-5970 Room 615-C
Atavia Whitfield
Director of Field Education
aw2555@columbia.edu

 

Academic Programs

Office of Academic Affairs

Desmond U. Patton
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Curriculum Innovation
dp2787@columbia.edu 212-851-2238 Room 809
Monique M. Jethwani
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Academic Affairs
mmj2106@columbia.edu 212-851-2398 Room 608
Jackie Martinez
Associate Director, Academic Affairs: Administration
jmm125@columbia.edu 212-851-2286 Room 620-B
Huimin Herling
Assistant Director
hh2655@columbia.edu 212-851-2324

 

Office of the Online Campus

Matthea Marquart
Assistant Dean of Online Education
msm2002@columbia.edu 212-854-8833 Room 611
Atavia Whitfield
Associate Director, Field Education
aw2555@columbia.edu  212 851-2316 Room 503
Kristin Garay
Manager of Online Campus Technologies
keg2143@columbia.edu 212-853-1652
Rebecca Chung
Program Manager
rc2703@columbia.edu 212-853-1725
Johanna Creswell Baez
Program Manager
jc2515@columbia.edu

Office of Continuing Education and Professional Excellence

Tiffany L. Rasmussen
Director of Office of Professional Excellence
tlr2127@columbia.edu 212-854-4378 Room 612
Nasia Daley
Program Manager
nd2516@columbia.edu 212-851-2513 Room 620-A

Office of the Doctoral Program

Carmela Alcántara
Associate Dean for Doctoral Education
ca2543@columbia.edu 212-851-2385 Room 917

Jessica Troiano
Director

jt2235@columbia.edu 212-851-2389 Room 919

Academic Support

Advising

Moira Curtain
Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
mac17@columbia.edu 212-851-2469 Room 529
Yesika Montoya
Director of Advising
ym2411@columbia.edu 212-851-2392 Room 529-A
Herbert Hugh
Associate Director
hh2537@columbia.edu 212-851-4493 Room 513
Monica Joseph
Associate Director
mj52@columbia.edu 212-851-2317 Room 530

Computing and Instructional Technology

Ann McCann Oakley
Associate Dean
amo1@columbia.edu 212-851-2329 Room 416
Josephine Tatel
Assistant Director of Instructional Technology
jkt4@columbia.edu 212-851-2340 Room 417
Lutfur Bhuiya
Systems Manager
lb2106@columbia.edu 212-851-2347 Room 418
Ed Cardona
Senior Instructional Technology Specialist
enc2103@columbia.edu 212-851-2489 Room 419
Ian Danquah
Instructional Technology Specialist
id2339@columbia.edu 212-851-2343 Suite 419
Haifa Rahman
Instructional Technology Specialist
hr2412@columbia.edu 212-853-1776 Suite 419
Vivianna Carriel-Rodriguez
Senior Administrative Coordinator
vc2162@columbia.edu 212-851-2328 Room 419
Elizabeth Kwon
Assistant Systems Engineer
 ek2864@columbia.edu  212-853-1668 Room 418-A
Michael Raghunandan
Associate Research Systems Engineer
 mr4179@columbia.edu 212-853-1886 Room 418
Daniel Shultz
IT Systems Coordinator
dls3@columbia.edu 212-851-2895 Room 418-A

Field Education

Kathryne Leak
Associate Dean and Director of Field Education
khl6@columbia.edu 212-851-2312 Room 509
Atavia Whitfield
Director

aw2555@columbia.edu 347-712-1077 Room 503
Hans Bernier
Associate Director
Schools and Schools-based Services
 hb2653@columbia.edu 212-853-8243 Room 504
Jenny Crawford
Associate Director
Contemporary Social Issues
jgc91@columbia.edu 212-851-2308 Room 506
Ericka M. Echavarria
Associate Director
Aging; International, Immigrant, and Refugee Services
 eme2116@columbia.edu  212-851-2396 Room 507
Su Jin Feuer
Associate Director of Field Education
Online Campus
 sk3895@columbia.edu 646-856-7940
Amanda Glass
Associate Director
Health, Mental Health and Disabilities: Mental Health Services
aeg2181@columbia.edu 212-851-2310 Room 508
Noemy Santos
Associate Director
Health, Mental Health and Disabilities: Social Work in Healthcare
nls2156@columbia.edu 212-851-2310 Room 510
Mary Sawyer
Associate Director of Field Education Systems and Reporting
 mrs31@columbia.edu 212-853-8084
James Singletary
Associate Director
Aging; World of Work; and Tristate Area
js2864@columbia.edu 212-851-2251 Room 503
Ovita Williams
Associate Director
Family, Youth & Children’s Services
ofw1@columbia.edu  212-851-2309 Room 505
Kristin Battista-Frazee
Associate Director
Online Program
 kb2956@columbia.edu 646-831-4340
Sheryl Sodohoue
Department Manager
sns14@columbia.edu  212-851-2314 Room 511
Princess Dennis
Department Administrator
 pd2559@columbia.edu 212-854-6572 Room 511

 

Writing Center

Adam Pellegrini
Director
ap3149@columbia.edu 212-851-2232 Room 413

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2020-2021 DEI Advisory Committee

2020–2021 DEI Advisory Committee

This committee is charged with improving the systematic attention given to concerns related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. In addition to faculty and administrators, there are multiple student members. This committee typically meets once per month.

Melissa Begg
Dean, Columbia School of Social Work; Professor
cssw-dean@columbia.edu
Karma Lowe
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Community Engagement
knl3@Columbia.edu
Desmond Patton
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Curriculum Innovation; Associate Professor
dp2787@columbia.edu
Moira Curtain
Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Dean of Students; Adjunct Lecturer
mac17@columbia.edu
Carmela Alcántara
Associate Dean, Doctoral Education; Associate Professor
ca2543@columbia.edu
Kathryne Leak
Associate Dean, Field & Education
khl6@columbia.edu
Michael Lovaglio
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management
ML3992@columbia.edu
Courtney D. Cogburn
Associate Professor
cc3803@columbia.edu
Elwin Wu
Professor
ew157@columbia.edu
Samantha C. Winter
Assistant Professor
scw2154@columbia.edu
Andrew Hamid
Lecturer
ah168@columbia.edu
Rick Greenberg
Lecturer
rg120@columbia.edu
Ovita F. Williams
Associate Director, Field Education; Executive Director, Action Lab for Social Justice; Adjunct Lecturer
ofw1@columbia.edu
Atavia Whitfield
Director, Field Education
AWW2555@columbia.edu
Katherine Rochmat
Director, Sponsored Projects
KSV2104@columbia.edu
Adam J. Pellegrini
Director, Writing Center
ap3149@columbia.edu
Natasha Stanislas
Assistant Director, Admissions
NZS2103@Columbia.edu
Kadence Mitchell
Student (Final-Year), Program Coordinator, PDSA
KMM2346@columbia.edu
Mik Berry
Student (Final-Year), Program Coordinator, PDSA
MB4756@columbia.edu
Alexis Hajarizadeh
Student (Final-Year)
anh2152@columbia.edu
David Robertson
Student (Final-Year)
ddr2136@columbia.edu
Meredith Slopen
Student (PhD)
mes2004@columbia.edu

DEI Advisory Committee Goals

  • To promote and support the ongoing recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff of color and other underrepresented groups at CSSW
  • To support the Academic Affairs team, course conveners and DEI Office in suffusion of the Power, Race, Oppression and Privilege (PROP) framework throughout the curriculum, administrative practices and school policies
  • To encourage faculty, students and administrative teams to build collaborative, and mutually-beneficial partnerships between CSSW and communities
  • To support the Assistant Dean of DEI in developing systems of accountability for social justice, equity, and inclusion work within and beyond CSSW

  • To support the Assistant Dean of DEI in coordinating school-wide DEI strategic planning efforts

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Karma Lowe
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Community Engagement
knl3@columbia.edu 212-851-2364 Room 531

Student Support

Admissions

Michael Lovaglio
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management
 ml3992@columbia.edu 212-851-2359 Room 522
Emily Dennis
Admissions Counselor
ed2807@columbia.edu 212-851-2302 Room 515
John Graham
Associate Director of Admissions
jpg2155@columbia.edu 212-851-2304 Room 516
Jennifer Ramlall
Administrative Assistant
jr3139@columbia.edu 212-851-2301 Room 514-H
Natasha Stanislas
Assistant Director, Admissions
nzs2103@columbia.edu 212-851-2303 Room 515
David Stephens
Acting Director, Admissions
ds3790@columbia.edu 212-854-0039 Room 517
Ronald Vargas Benavides
Systems Administrator
rv2353@columbia.edu 212-851-2366 Room 514-F

Career Services and Leadership Management

Moira Curtain
Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
mac17@columbia.edu 212-851-2469 Room 529
Tomomi C. Uetani
Director
tu2149@columbia.edu 212-851-2321 Room 525
Rawlisha Peña
Assistant Director
rp2987@columbia.edu 212-851-2399 Room 526

Student Services

Moira Curtain
Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
mac17@columbia.edu 212-851-2469 Room 529
Cheiku Camara
Assistant Dean, Student Services
cbc2117@columbia.edu 212-851-2436 Room 520
Ana Angeles
Associate Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
ana.angeles@columbia.edu 212-851-2358 Room 514-A
Xavier Velasquez
Student Services Program Manager
xv2107@columbia.edu 212-851-2367 Room 514-D
Gabriella Fazio
Student Services Officer
Room 514-I
Betty Gee
File Room Coordinator
byg3@columbia.edu 212-851-2362 Room 514-G

Financial Aid

Michael Lovaglio
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management
ml3992@columbia.edu 212-851-2359 Room 522
Giancarlo Annese
Director
ga2515@columbia.edu 212-851-2193 Room 524
Mia Gantt
Assistant Director
mtg1@columbia.edu 212-851-2295 Room 518
Milagros Agostini
Assistant Director
ma3011@columbia.edu 212-851-2296 Room 519

Alumni Support

Alumni Relations

Jennifer March
Associate Director
jm1404@columbia.edu 212-851-2372 Room 628

Faculty Research Support

Sponsored Projects

Heidi Allen
Associate Dean for Research; Associate Professor of Social Work
ha2332@columbia.edu 212-851-2242 Room 709
Katherine Rochmat
Director
ksv2104@columbia.edu 212-851-2348 Room 609
Amanda Erekson
Associate Director
ae2415@columbia.edu 212-851-2349 Room 622

Administrative Support

Administrative Services

Richard Heaps
Director of Facilities and Administrative Services
rh2953@columbia.edu 212-851-2208 Room 1121
Roberto Aquino
Mail Room Supervisor
ra25@columbia.edu 212-851-2201 Room 104
Erickson Castillo
Mail Clerk
erc2117@columbia.edu 212-851-2202 Room 104
Mario Pereira
Duplicating/Printing Operator
mgp8@columbia.edu 212-851-2212 Room 103
Noris Schrils
Information Operator
nt81@columbia.edu 212-851-2200 Front Desk

Financial Management

Gerard Bueno
Senior Associate Dean
gb2455@columbia.edu 212-851-2354 Room 604
Kathleen Dodd
Director of Financial Management
kd2313@columbia.edu 212-851-2357 Room 605
Sanel Burkic
Financial Manager
sb3591@columbia.edu 212-851-2353 Room 602-C
Katia Pereira
Financial Assistant
kp10@columbia.edu 212-851-2356 Room 602-D

Human Resources

Donna Francis
Director of HR
df2467@columbia.edu  212-851-2487 Room 606
Shenell Mills
HR Coordinator
sm4836@columbia.edu 212-854-9436 Room 602-A
Cheroya Davenport
Human Resources Coordinator
cd3276@columbia.edu 212-853-8078

Leadership Sponsored Initiatives

Communications

Linara Davidson Greenidge
Associate Dean for Communication Strategy, Development, and Alumni Affairs
ldg2153@columbia.edu
John Bohn
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
jb4018@columbia.edu 212-854-6716
David Licata
Multimedia Specialist
dl2890@columbia.edu 212-854-8194 624-B
Janet Young
Communications Writer
jy2994@columbia.edu 212-854-3788 629-D

Development

Jennifer March
Associate Director
jm1404@columbia.edu 212-851-2372 Room 628
Daniel Giles
Donor Relations Writer
dg2934@columbia.edu 212-851-2371 Room 629-B
Kara Maser
Donor Relations Coordinator
km3157@columbia.edu 212-851-2370 Room 629-A

Institutional Research and Evaluation

Ned Walsh
Director
eew3@columbia.edu 212-851-2341 Room 523
Francisco Monterroso
Assistant Director
jfm3@columbia.edu 212-851-2468 Room 620-AE

Social Work Library

Office of the Librarian

James Morris
Supervisor, Social Work Library
jbm2111@columbia.edu 212-851-2197 Room 212

Administrative Offices

General Contact Information

ACHIEVEMENT INSTITUTE 212-854-1877 jet2103@columbia.edu 615B
ADJUNCT FACULTY SUPPORT CENTER 212-851-2286 ssw-fsc@columbia.edu 620-B
ADMISSIONS 212-851-2400 cssw-admit@columbia.edu 514-H
ALUMNI 212-851-2371 sswalumni@columbia.edu 629
CAREER DEVELOPMENT 212-851-2321 swcareer@columbia.edu 525
CENTER FOR COMPLICATED GRIEF 212-851-2107 sw-cgt@columbia.edu 827-A
COLUMBIA POPULATION RESEARCH CENTER (CPRC) 212-851-2384 cprc@columbia.edu 716
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ID CENTER (CUID) 212-854-7225 idcard@columbia.edu 204 Kent Hall
COMMUNICATIONS 212-851-2327 swcommunications@columbia.edu 630
COMPUTING HELP DESK 212-851-2345 swit@columbia.edu 419
DEVELOPMENT 212-851-2375 sw-dev@columbia.edu 629
DOCTORAL OFFICE 212-851-2389 swphd@columbia.edu 919
FACILITIES & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 212-851-2300 swassist@columbia.edu 623
FACULTY SUPPORT CENTER 212-851-2286 ssw-fsc@columbia.edu 620-B
FINANCIAL AID 212-851-2293 swfinaid@columbia.edu 519
FRONT DESK 212-851-2200 swassist@columbia.edu Lobby
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SELF-AWARENESS (PDSA) 212-851-2324 swpdsa@columbia.edu 620C
ROOM RESERVATIONS Reserve here
SECURITY (SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK) 212-851-2444 Lobby
SOCIAL INTERVENTION GROUP 212-851-2108 cusswsig@columbia.edu 825
STUDENT SERVICES 212-851-2436; 212-851-2367 swstudentservices@columbia.edu 526
WORKPLACE CENTER 212-851-2256 workplace@columbia.edu 1106
WRITING CENTER 212-851-2232 swwrite@columbia.edu 402