Kathryn Libal, Ph.D.

Director, Human Rights Institute and Associate Professor, Social Work & Human Rights · University of Connecticut

Professor Libal researches human rights norms and practices, including the ability to secure adequate food and housing.

U.S. Resettlement of Refugees Asylum Seekers Women's Rights Children's Rights Migrant Children

Brett C. Hoover

Associate Professor of Practical/Pastoral Theology & Graduate Director · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Practical Theology Parish life Religious disaffiliation Sociological of religion in theological research Qualitative Research

Layla Karst

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Social Work Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression)

S. Megan Berthold, Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor and Director of Field Education · University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Prof. Berthold's clinical and research expertise is with refugee and asylum seeking survivors of torture and the Cambodian genocide.

Trauma and Recovery refugees and asylum seekers vicarious trauma and resilience human rights approach to social work co-ocurring health and mental health conditions post torture and genocide