Ralpf Woehle, Social Work Chair.
PSY 239      719.549.2533     ralph.woehle@csupueblo.edu

Judy Baca, M.S.W, A.C.S.W. is Associate Professor of Social Work. She received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Southern Colorado and her Master’s degree from Arizona State Un​iversity. Professor Baca’s areas of interest include Chicano Studies and health disparities among historically oppressed populations. She teaches classes in Chicano Studies, macro practice, and field experience. Professor Baca can be reached at 719.549.2359 or Judy.Baca@csupueblo.edu

Felix Gonzales, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. is Social Work Field Director. He received his baccalaureate degree from Southern Colorado State College and his Master’s degree from Arizona State University. His areas of expertise include clinical practice in mental health, addictions, and social work administration. He teaches the classes related to the field experience. Mr. Gonzales can be reached at 719.549.2336 or Felix.Gonzales@csupueblo.edu

Nancy M. Lucero, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is Assistant Professor of Social Work. She received her baccalaureate degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work. Professor Lucero conducts research and publishes in the areas of Indian Child Welfare, American Indian urbanization, cultural identity, and cultural connectedness, and trauma-informed practice. She teaches classes on HBSE, theory, policy, research, and social work with American Indians. Professor Lucero can be reached at 719.549.2268 or Nancy.Lucero@csupueblo.edu

Selected publications include:
  • Lucero, N.M. (in press). “Being Indian in the city”: Generational differences in the negotiation of Native identity among urban-based American Indians. In C. Anderson and E. J. Peters (Eds.), Indigenizing modernity: Indigenous urbanization in international perspective. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
  • Lucero, N.M. (2010). Making meaning of urban American Indian identity: A multistage integrative process. Social Work, 55(4), 285-305.
  • Lucero, N.M., & Bussey, M. C. (in press). A collaborative and trauma-informed practice model for urban Indian child welfare. Child Welfare.
  • Lucero, N.M., & Bussey, M. C. (in press). Re-examining child welfare’s response to ICWA: Collaborating with community-based agencies to reduce disparities for American Indian/Alaska Native children. Protecting Children.

Arlene Reilly-Sandoval, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is Assistant Professor of Social Work. She received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and her Master’s degree from Colorado State University-Fort Collins. Professor Reilly-Sandoval’s areas of interest include child maltreatment, foster care, adoption, family preservation, and diversity. Professor Reilly-Sandoval teaches courses in micro and mezzo practice and diversity. Professor Reilly-Sandoval can be reached at 719.549.2905 or A.ReillySandoval@csupueblo.edu

Selected publications include:

  • Reilly-Sandoval, A. (2007). Colorado State Department of Human Services, Foster parent core training curriculum.
  • Reilly-Sandoval, A. (2007). Writing Effective Independent Living Plans, Colorado County Caseworkers.
  • Reilly-Sandoval, A. ( 2007).  Pre- and post-test for Colorado Department of Human Services Foster Parent Core Training.

Pam Richmond, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Social Work. She received her baccalaureate degree from Saint Joseph College, her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Her areas of interest include boundary and dual relationship issues and youth services. She teaches courses in introduction to social work, HBSE, and macro practice. Professor Richmond can be reached at 719.549.2632 or Pam.Richmond@csupueblo.edu

Selected publications include:

  • Saltzburg, S., & Richmond, P.A. (2007). Mentoring and mania in qualitative research.
    Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 13(2), 56-66.
  • Richmond, P.A. (2006). Boundary realities from the wisdom of female youth in residential treatment. Journal of Child & Youth Care Work, 21, 80-93.