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Online Master of Social Work: Faculty

Learn From MSW Faculty Who Are Experts in Their Field

Discover how the winning combination of an in-demand program, an expert MSW faculty, and dedication to your success can advance your capabilities as a social worker.

"They always stayed connected, either via phone, video conferencing, email, or even text messages."
– Rebecca Rebstock, online MSW graduate

You'll learn firsthand from the industry's finest social advocates, policymakers, and social-service educators in one of the most prestigious social work programs available. They're here to support and empower you as part of the next generation of social work leaders.

  • Tony Bobadilla, PhD, LCSW

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Bobadilla, PhD, LCSW, is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of social work who divides his time between teaching, clinical practice, training, consulting, scholarly writing and research. In his clinical practice, he delivers therapy and other evidence-based treatments to adult, children and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems. In his consulting work, he has provided intensive service to adults with disabilities ranging and behavioral concerns.

  • Raymond Carson, LCSW

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

    Raymond Carson, LCSW has 23 years of Military service and is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He specializes in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety and various DSM V mental health disorders. He is experienced in direct practice, individual, group and marital counseling. His research area of expertise is psychological abuse.

  • Maureen "Mo" Cuevas, PhD, LCSW

    Dean, College of Professional Studies
    Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Cuevas attended the University of Texas at Austin for all of her degrees. She received a BA in English in 1987, an MSSW in Social Work in 1989 and a PhD in Social Work in 2002. She is a trained clinical social worker who worked for 10+ years in the field, mainly with the adolescent population. She has worked in residential treatment centers, emergency shelters, run an afterschool program, and done clinical work with both adolescents and adults who are survivors of childhood abuse.

  • David Estringel, LCSW

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

    David Estringel, MSSW, LCSW-S, BCD, C-ASWCM, CART joined the Worden School of Social Services as an at Our Lady of the Lake University as Adjunct Faculty in Fall 2016, then accepting the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Spring of 2017. David graduated with his master’s degree from University of Texas at Austin (clinical track).

  • Rosalind Evans, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Rosalind Evans, PhD, MSW, joined the Worden family as an Assistant Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University Worden School of Social Service in Fall 2018. Dr. Evans graduated with her doctorate degree from University Texas at Arlington with a specialization in LGBTQ topics.

  • Kimberly Gallegos, PhD, LCSW

    Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program
    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Kimberly Gallegos, PhD, LCSW joined the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University in the Fall 2018. She is an Assistant Professor and the BSW Program Director.

  • Tiffany Garcia, LMSW

    Director of the Master of Social Work Program

  • Karina Gil, PhD, MSW

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

    Dr. Karina Gil is the Director of the Worden School of Social Service and an Assistant Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University. As the Director, she oversees the BSW, MSW and Ph.D. programs in the San Antonio, RGV and online campus. Prior to her academic work, Dr. Gil had over 10 years of experience working as a political social worker with diverse populations in coalition building, managing multi-city campaigns, grassroot and community organizing, and policy efforts.

  • Lupita Martinez Goller, LCSW

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

    Lupita Goller joined OLLU Worden as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. She graduated with a MSW from University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialization in cultural competence. Her areas of interest include: clinical practice with diverse age groups, gender-based issues, immigration, LGBTQI advocacy, and evidence based practices in social work.

  • Rebecca Gomez, PhD, LCSW

    Director of the PhD in Social Work Program
    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Rebecca Gomez, PhD, LCSW received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a board approved supervisor in Texas with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Gomez joined the faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University Worden School of Social Service in 2013. During her time at the University she has served in several administrative positions and is currently Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program.

  • Alicia Hawley-Bernardez, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Alicia Hawley-Bernardez, PhD, MSSW, joined the Worden family as an Assistant Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University Worden School of Social Service in Fall 2017. Dr. Hawley-Bernardez graduated with her doctorate degree from University of Texas at Arlington with a specialization in intimate partner violence. Her areas of interest include: intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, gender-based issues, human trafficking, and pedagogical issues in social work education.

  • Cynthia Medina, MSW

    Associate Professor of Social Work

  • Joy Patton, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Joy Patton is an online Assistant Professor for the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University. She holds a BA in Psychology, MA in Counseling Psychology, and a MS and PhD in Social Work.

  • Kathy Phoenix, LCSW

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Kathy Phoenix, DSW, LCSW, joined the Worden family as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Worden School of Social Service in 2013 after serving as a field instructor for OLLU and other university students since 1996. Dr. Phoenix earned her doctorate degree from Capella University with a research focus on improving healthcare access for transgender elders. She obtained her BSW from Colorado State University (1989) and her MSW from the University of Kansas (1996).

  • Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar, PhD, LMSW

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Yolanda Rodríguez-Escobar earned her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas, at Austin, with a Doctoral Portfolio in Mexican American Studies. She earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare and her MSW from the University of California, at Berkeley. She also earned her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from San Antonio College.