Online Master of Social Work Faculty

Consistent with its position as one of America’s most prestigious social work programs, the online Master of Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University brings together many of the industry’s finest social advocates, policy makers and social service educators to support and empower a new generation of social work leaders.

  • Rebecca Gomez, PhD, LCSW

    Interim Director of the Worden School of Social Service
    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Rebecca Gomez is the MSW Program Director for the Worden School of Social Service and an Assistant Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University. She received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and her MSW from Texas State University. In addition to her work at the Worden School, she is a research affiliate at the Child and Family Research Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the developmental period of emerging adulthood, evaluation of services and policies serving youth aging out of the foster care system, the use of participatory action research among former foster care youth, child welfare organizational structure and the impact on recruitment and retention, and implementation and outcome of child welfare policy. In addition to publishing in the field of child welfare, Dr. Gomez provides professional presentations and trainings. She also has an active private practice specializing in emerging adulthood, complex trauma, family trauma and disruption, relational attachment, and substance and process addiction recovery. Her blog “The Next Right Thing” covers topics that are informed by her clinical work, academic knowledge, and lived experience as a social worker.

  • Maureen "Mo" Cuevas, PhD, LCSW

    Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies and Worden School of Social Service
    Associate Professor of Social Work

    In addition to her position as director of the Worden School, Dr. Cuevas is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University. She earned her PhD in Social Work, her MSSW and her BA at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Venus Tsui, LMSW, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Tsui completed her BSW and MSW equivalent at the University of Hong Kong. She then earned her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Houston, where she conducted research on male victims of domestic violence. Dr. Tsui is an experienced mental health social worker and was the director of a domestic violence program in Houston, Texas, prior to joining OLLU. She teaches social work practice, human behavior in the social environment, social work research, and social policy.