Site Home> Faculty


In addition to our teaching and advising assignments, our faculty members bring years of experience in a variety of social work practice fields including child treatment, mental health, adoptions, family therapy, domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, community development, social and political advocacy, and program administration. Social and economic justice, international social work, social work values and ethics, substance abuse, and child development are just a few of the professional interests of social work faculty members.

Recent Faculty Achievements


Robert G. Hasson III, Ph.D., LICSW has been awarded a Riccobono Academic Resilience Faculty Fellowship. He will be using this opportunity to focus on incorporating self-care into his course, “Human Behavior Through the Lifespan.”

Katherine Kranz, Ph.D., LICSW has received a 2020 Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship for her research “Transformative Justice: Learning from Portugal’s Stories of Change.”

Susan Grossman, DSW, LCSW-R published the chapter, Empirical Evidence of the Embodiment Awareness Changes in Somatic Focused Gestalt Psychotherapy.


Robert G. Hasson III, Ph.D., LICSW has joined the Providence College Social Work Department as Assistant Professor. Welcome Robert!

Susan Grossman, DSW, LCSW-R has been promoted to Associate Professor of Social Work. Congratulations Susan!


Katherine Kranz, Ph.D., LICSW has been named 2018 Social Worker of the Year in Health/Mental Health by the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Susan Grossman, DSW, LCSW-R published Correlations of Gestalt Effectiveness Measurement Instrument (GIRL) with Psychiatric Diagnoses in Clinical Settings.


Katherine Kranz, Ph.D, LICSW presented at the Annual Southwest Social Science Conference in Austin, Texas on Same Families, Different Homes: The Meaning of Addiction and Recovery – Sibling Perspectives (April 2017).

Susan Grossman, DSW, LCSW-R was awarded the 2018 School of Professional Studies Summer Scholars Program.

Katherine Kranz, Ph.D, LICSW was awarded a Fellowship for the Alcohol and other Drugs Education Program (ADEP) for social work faculty at the University of Denver, Butler Institute for Families at the Graduate School of Social Work.


Kendra Marasco, LCSW, Director of Field Education was awarded the “Legacy Award” by Sojourner House in May 2017.

Susan Grossman, DSW, LCSW-R was awarded the 2016 School of Professional Studies Summer Scholars Program.