Faculty & Staff

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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

Susan Garrow-Oliver, PhD

Patricia Kostouros, PhD, R.Psych, CCYCC

Monica Pauls, MA

Catherine Smey Carston, PhD

Therese Wiart Jenkinson, M.Ed, CDS

Bachelor of Social Work
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Social Work Diploma

Peter Choate, PhD, MSW, RSW

Yasmin Dean, PhD, MSW, RSW

Marva Ferguson, PhD(C), MSW, RSW

Audra Foggin, MSW, RSW

Brent Oliver, PhD, MSW, RSW

Christina Tortorelli, MSW, RSW

D. Gaye Watson Warthe, PhD, MSW, RSW 

Staff

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

Social Work

  • Gina Adams, RSW, Coordinator, Practicum and Advising

Professor Emeritae

  • Joanne Baxter, PhD
  • Dawne Clark, PhD
  • Marlene Kingsmith, PhD