Adjunct Faculty

Our Adjunct Faculty are seasoned community practitioners who bring specialized knowledge and experience to the special topics courses that they teach.

Jill Sabatine, MSW

Jill Sabatine, MSW, MPH  earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Jill has worked across a variety of practice settings including the Emergency Departments at Rhode Island and Hasbro hospitals, Harvard University Health Services, Women and Infants Hospital, the Pawtucket and West Warwick school departments and at AIDS Care Ocean State where she has worked as the Client Services Director for 29 years. She is also a member of the New Hampshire National Guard where she serves as a Behavioral Health Officer.  Ms. Sabatine is the former Chair of the Advisory committee of the National NASW HIV Spectrum project, which provided training to Social Workers on issues related to HIV and AIDS and she has provided trainings nationally on HIV, ethics, mental health and substance abuse. Ms. Sabatine is an Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Social Work teaching SWK 220, and SWK 101.

C. Kelly Smith

C. Kelly Smith, MSW, received her MSW in Administrative and Clinical Social Work, Children and Families, from Rhode Island College. She also holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. For the past 25 years, she has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island in both consulting and administrative capacities, including full time commitment to the state’s domestic violence prevention movement for 12.5 years. She currently manages the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health, where she co-chairs its SOGI Equity Work Group. Ms. Smith has worked in public health for more than 9 years and helped to lead the community response during the first 2.25 years of the state’s COVID-19 pandemic. She has mentored and supervised undergraduate and graduate social work students for 25 years. She has also worked extensively with LGBTQQ youth and indigenous people. Her consulting practice included helping nonprofit cultural groups build organizational development and strategic planning efforts. In her leisure time, she is an activist for social justice, a beekeeper, and a devoted Friars hockey fan. Ms. Smith teaches SWK 360: Social Policy, SWK 366: Community and Political Practice, and SWK 280: Violence Against Women.

Jordyn Hagar, LICSW earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.  She has been in clinical social work practice for almost twenty years. She has worked in a variety of settings providing individual, family, and group therapy and doing program and curriculum development. Ms. Hagar has extensive experience as a substance abuse and mental health counselor with adolescents, both at the outpatient and residential level.   She has a certification in Advanced Trauma Treatment.  She has also worked as a clinical supervisor for advanced licensure candidates. Ms. Hagar has a passion for using theory and evidenced based practice in palatable and creative ways to the benefit of her clients, supervises, and students. She is pursuing her PhD from Simmons University and is engaging in interdisciplinary research around themes of social justice. Ms. Hagar teaches SWK 101, SWK 220, SWK 253, and SWK 301: Trauma Informed Care.

Stephanie Terry, Adjunct

Stephanie Fogli-Terry, MSW, LCSW earned her Master of Social Work from Rhode Island College and her bachelor’s degree in social work from Providence College. Ms. Fogli-Terry has spent most of her career in public child welfare working as a caseworker, supervisor and administrator for the Rhode Island Department of Children Youth and Families. She has also worked for the Rhode Island Department of Human Services overseeing operations and Medicaid benefits to the elderly and disabled. In addition to program management, she has been a trainer fo new child protective service workers and social workers and regularly conducts training related to public child welfare for community agencies. She also works closely with community agencies providing support and prevention services to families struggling with substance use and other behavioral health disorders. Ms. Terry oversaw and developed a specialized unit of staff at DCYF who identify and support youth at risk for human trafficking. She serves on the RI Human Trafficking Task Force, Safe and Secure Baby Court Steering Committee, Substance Exposed Newborn Task Force and Governor’s Overdose Prevention Task Force. Ms. Fogli-Terry is an Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Social Work teaching SWK 101.