Welcome to the Social Work program!
Your admission into the program is the first step toward a rewarding career in social work.

The SAC social work program recognizes that every student brings their own unique talents. Students are encouraged to identify these qualities and explore how to use them in their life and future career.


Social Work & Addiction Studies Faculty

Lisa Hines, MBA, PhD, MSW
Professor LDhines@staugustine.edu
Program Director Social Work
Faculty Advisor BSW Students

Field Director (Vacant)

Adjunct Faculty
Alton Clark Dubois, MSW, PHD
Dennette Derezotes, MSW
Sergio Grajeda, CADC, LCSW, PHD
Noe Torres, MSW, LCSW
Karla Soriano, MSW, LCSW
Teresa Mateus, MSW, LCSW
Michael Laird, LCSW
Brian McIntosh, MSW, CADC, LCSW
Bernadette Searcy, MSW, ABD
Maricruz Chavez, MSW
Elizabeth Stingaciu, MSW

Social Work advisors are available to meet with admitted and future students by appointment. Students can request an appointment by e-mailing the below BSW faculty.

Students admitted in to the BSW Program will be notified by SAC email of their assigned social work advisor. Social work advising is provided by BSW faculty. Students work with their assigned BSW advisor to create a study plan and register for courses (they no longer register with associate level advisors).

Each semester students will receive an email from their BSW faculty advisor inviting them to meet virtually and/or in person to discuss their career and study plans.  Advisors are available to help with recommendations for graduate school and jobs. Students can email their BSW advisor at any time to request an appointment.

Registration: Registration for upper level BSW courses, SWK 319 and above, requires that students download and submit their application from this website for the BSW program and meet requirements for BSW program admission.  Students  may submit their applications for the upper level BSW program to administrative advisors Claudia Trujillo, BSW at South, and Gladys Perez, BA at West, Dr. Ojeda at Argyle, or Elizabeth Cardenas, BA at Aurora. They will make sure these are delivered to the BSW program before admission meetings and/or official acceptance into the BSW program.  Students are notified of BSW admission by email from BSW resident faculty who advise.

Students will be notified by email when registration begins for the next semester and where they should register. The walk-in administrative advising and registration schedule will be sent by e-mail to students.

Any student may request an appointment by email to speak with a BSW faculty advisor about a social work career, course plans, and other issues related to their education. Faculty field liaisons and the field director will contact BSW admitted students preparing for field internships so that they are notified of mandatory field orientation meetings prior to receiving authorization to begin a field placement search and approval to register for the three field courses at the end of the BSW program.

During 2019-20 students should complete their FAFSA application with financial aid before registrations which will be done by Dr. Juan Ojeda, Dean of Student Services,  in the Advising office at Argyle.  After that student must finish their registration at the Bursar office at Argyle.  Failure to complete the process prior to the beginning of the semester means the student is not fully registered and may result in the student being dropped from classes. Any requested changes to a student’s registration after classes begin require the student to revisit Administrative advising, Financial Aid, and Bursar’s offices.

The BSW advisors look forward to getting to know you!

Lisa Hines, MBA, PhD, MSW
Professor LDhines@staugustine.edu
Program Director Social Work
Faculty Advisor BSW Students

Resident Faculty and Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor and Field Director for BSW Program
Search in progress.  TBA 2020.