Contact Us

Field staff

2117 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Act 31 Questions

Please refer any questions regarding the on-line training to the PA Child Welfare Resource Center.  Technical assistance may be requested by e-mailing HelpCPSL@pitt.edu or calling 717-605-0236.

Administration Contact List

Office of the Dean

  • Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer
    Dean
    412-624-6407
    efarmer@pitt.edu
     
  • Megan Soltesz
    Director of Administration
    (412) 383-0515
    mms34@pitt.edu
  • Rosemary Rinella
    Assistant to the Dean
    Manager of Personnel & Administrative Services
    (412) 624-6337
    rrinella@pitt.edu
  •  
  • Shana Stein
    Administrative Assistant 
    (412) 624-6902
    sls238@pitt.edu

Academic Programs

  • Dr. Valire Carr Copeland
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (on sabbatical)
    (412) 624-6324
    sswvcc@pitt.edu 
     
  • Keith Caldwell
    Associate Dean For Student Success and Director, BASW Program 
    (412) 648-3921
    kjc45@pitt.edu 
     
  • Dr. Yodit Betru
    Director, MSW Program
    ykb2@pitt.edu
    412-624-6387
     
  • Dr. Katie Greeno
    Director, PhD Program
    kgreeno@pitt.edu
    412-624-5292

Admissions and Student Affairs

  • Philip S. Mack
    Director of Admissions
    (412) 624-6346
    psm8@pitt.edu

    Jessalynn Oliver
    Admission and Financial Aid Coordinator; Ombudsperson
    (412) 624-6302
    j.oliver@pitt.edu

  • Monica Ceraso
    Student Services Admissions Coordinator
    mlc85@pitt.edu 

Career Services

Bobby Simmons
Director of Career Services
(412) 624-6354
bobby@pitt.edu

Center on Race and Social Problems

Child Welfare Education and Research Programs

Computer/Technology Support

Frank Puchalski
Systems Administrator
(412) 624-3195
franksp@pitt.edu

Continuing Education

  • Molly Allwein
    Director of Professional and Continuing Education 
    412-648-4572
    mba42@pitt.edu

  • Shana Stein
    Continuing Education and Quality Assurance Coordinator
    (412) 624-6902
    sls238@pitt.edu

Development and Alumni Relations

Tony Gacek
Director of Development
(412) 624-8604
Tony.Gacek@ia.pitt.edu

Field Education

  • John Dalessandro
    Director 
    (412) 624-5969
    dalessan@pitt.edu 
     
  • Melvin Cherry
    Field Education Coordinator and Lecturer
    412-624-6572
    mcc59@pitt.edu
     
  • Amy DeGurian
    Field Education Coordinator and Lecturer
    (412) 624-6033
    aad62@pitt.edu 
     
  • Alicia Melnick
    Field Education Coordinator and Lecturer
    (412) 624-4071
    ada65@pitt.edu
     
  • Riley A. Riley
    Administrative Assistant
    412-648-5941
    riley.riley@pitt.edu
     
  • Deborah Robinson
    Field Education Coordinator and Lecturer/Director of the Home and School Visitor Program
    (412) 624-3844
    dcr16@pitt.edu

Finance and Business

  • Megan Soltesz
    Director of Administration
    (412) 383-0515
    mms34@pitt.edu

  • Michael Jasek
    Payroll and Personnel Coordinator
    412-624-6327
    msj15@pitt.edu

Marketing and Communications

Shannon Murphy
Director of Marketing and Communications
(412) 648-9404
shm87@pitt.edu

Recorders Office /Academic Records

  • Marcia Piel
    Recorder, Academic Administrator
    (412) 624-6303
    mpssw@pitt.edu 

  • Mary Pat Elhattab
    Academic Administrator, BASW Program
    (412) 624-6348
    elhattab@pitt.edu

Research