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Who We Are

The Institute for Psychosocial Health has several committed faculty, professional staff, and a Board of Advisors involved in its programs and planning.


Richard D. Ager, PhD, LCSW

Director of the Porter-Cason Institute & Associate Professor

Heather Gillis, PhD, MSSW

Director of Field Education & Clinical Assistant Professor

Ronald Marks, PhD, MPH, MSW

Dean Emeritus & Associate Professor

Reginald Parquet, PhD, MSW

Clinical Assistant Professor


Kendra Paige

Project Assistant

Jane Parker, PhD, LCSW, MPH

Director of the Institute of Psychosocial Health, Director of Doctorate in Social Work Program & Clinical Associate Professor