UW School of Social Work

4101 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
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Jean Kruzich (Ret.)

Jean Kruzich (Ret.)


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Associate Professor Jean Kruzich, who began teaching at the School in 1991, is retiring at the end of the 2018–19 academic year. During the past 28 years, Dr. Kruzich made significant contributions in research, scholarship and teaching, and with her deep understanding of organizations and administration, she has been a tireless champion of School staff. 

J’May Rivara

J’May Rivara


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J’May Rivara was first appointed a School of Social Work lecturer in 1985 while working as associate director of social work at the UW Medical Center. From 1985 to 2007, she taught courses in advanced health care practice. Since 2011, she has been a co-facilitator of the Carol LaMare Seminar with social work professor Taryn Lindhorst and is the field education (practicum) liaison for the the Carol LaMare Scholars Program.

Diane M. Morrison

Diane M. Morrison


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Professor Diane Morrison’s research interests focus on sexuality, attitudes and behavior, and health-related decision making.

Jessica Ullrich

Jessica Ullrich


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Jessica is originally from Alaska and is a Social Welfare PhD student at UW. Jessica has 10 years of child welfare experience ranging from supervised visitations, in-home services, family services, regional ICWA specialist, and supervisor of the first Alaska Native Family Services unit in the State of Alaska. Jessica's research interests include the reduction of Alaska Native disproportionality, child maltreatment prevention, intervention development, and kinship care. Jessica assisted POC with the Strive project.

Maureen O. Marcenko

Maureen O. Marcenko


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Dr. Maureen Marcenko holds a bachelor of science in education and a master of social work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 1988, she earned a doctorate in social welfare from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her primary research and practice commitments are to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families, particularly those served by the child welfare and other public agencies.

Emiko A. Tajima

Emiko A. Tajima


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Associate Professor Emiko A. Tajima’s scholarship focuses on the problem of interpersonal violence, seeking to identify points of intersection, cross-systems issues and to build knowledge regarding specialized populations to improve policies and service provision for victims and their children. Dr. Tajima is the executive director of Partners for Our Children.