UW School of Social Work

4101 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
Fax: 206-543-1228

Ryan Petros

Ryan Petros


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Ryan Petros earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in 2017. He received an MSW from the University of Minnesota and a BA in social work and English from St. Olaf College.

Jane J. Lee

Jane J. Lee


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Jane Lee received her PhD in 2017 from New York University Silver School of Social Work. She earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2011.

Danae G. Dotolo

Danae G. Dotolo


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Danae Dotolo received her PhD in 2017 from the UW School of Social Work. She earned an MA in bioethics in 2014 from the UW School of Medicine and an MSW from Arizona State University.

Her research and teaching integrate her training in social work and bioethics with her policy and administrative social work practice experience. She has taught classes in social welfare policy; mezzo/macro practice; and the history and intellectual foundations of the social work profession. She also regularly lectures on ethics, research methods and theory.

Angelique Day

Angelique Day


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Angelique Day received her PhD in interdisciplinary health science in 2011 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She earned an MSW from Michigan State University in 2005 and a BS summa cum laude in sociology/psychology from Central Michigan University.

Much of her research focuses on foster care youth, including examining the differences in college retention rates between foster care youth and other low-income first-generation college students, and examining “youth voice” and its impact on child welfare, education and health policy reform.

Val Kalei Kanuha

Val Kalei Kanuha


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Valli Kalei Kanuha was born and raised in a rural town in Hawaiʻi in the 1950s. She is the daughter of a Native Hawaiian father and Nisei mother. For the past 45 years, Dr. Kanuha has been an activist, therapist, consultant and researcher with a focus on gender violence against women and children, and the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender and sexual identity. She has worked as a community-based researcher and consultant with organizations in Hawaiʻi and the continental U.S., and lectures widely on violence against women and social justice issues.