Faculty & Staff

The instructors in the Department of Child Studies and Social Work are committed to making a real difference in the community both as practicing professionals in the social service industry and in their role as instructors and mentors to new professionals training at Mount Royal University. You'll also benefit from access to a talented pool of part-time instructors and an extensive lineup of guest lecturers who provide valuable perspective and insight.

Bachelor of Child Studies

Carolyn Bjartveit, PhD, CDS

Michelle Briegel, MA, CCYCC

Nancy Espetveidt, MEd

Susan Garrow-Oliver, PhD

Patricia Kostouros, PhD, R.Psych, CCYCC

Chelan McCallion, MA, CCYCC

Monica Pauls, MA

Jill Thompson

Catherine Smey Carston, PhD

Therese Wiart Jenkinson, M.Ed, CDS

Bachelor of Social Work
Social Work Diploma

Peter Choate, PhD, MSW, RSW

Gio Dolcecore, MSW, RCSW, RMFT

Marva Ferguson, PhD(C), MSW, RSW

Audra Foggin, MSW, RSW

Stasha Huntingford, PhD, MSW, RSW

Brent Oliver, PhD, MSW, RSW

Christina Tortorelli, MSW, RSW

D. Gaye Watson Warthe, PhD, MSW, RSW 


Department of Child Studies and Social Work
  • Roy Bear Chief, MSW, Espoom Tah (helper)
  • Anne Johnston, Administrative Assistant, Child Studies and Social Work 
Child Studies

Social Work

  • Gina Adams, RSW, Coordinator, Practicum and Advising

Professor Emeritae