Clinical Social Work

Tracy McDade

Areas Of Focus 

  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work 
  • Addiction
  • Social Work Administration
  • Social Policy


  • MSW, 1999, Norfolk State University; Social Work
  • BS, 1991, Old Dominion University; Human Services Counseling

Brenda Legaspi

Areas Of Focus 

  • Bereavement
  • Child Social Work
  • End of Life Issues
  • Family Social Work
  • Gerontology 
  • Medical Social Work
  • Spirituality & Social Work Practice 


  • MSW, 2006, University of Central Florida; Social Work
  • BS, 1996, Indiana University; Public Affairs

Susan Osborne

Areas Of Focus 

  • Bereavement 
  • Child Welfare
  • Clinical Social Work
  • End of Life Issues
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Family Practice
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness 
  • Resilience
  • Stress & Coping
  • Women's Issues


  • MSW, 2000, Florida State University; Clinical Social Work
  • MS, 1981, The Ohio State University; Agricultural Education with minor in Counseling
  • BS, 1976, Virginia Tech, Animal Science and Agricultural Education

Nicholas Mazza


Nicholas Mazza, Ph.D., is Dean Emeritus and Patricia V. Vance Professor of Social Work Emeritus. He served as a faculty member from 1981 through 2015, the last seven years as dean (2008-2015). He is a published poet, and the founding (1987) and continuing editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy. He is currently serving a second term as president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy (2022-2024). He holds Florida licenses in clinical social work, psychology, and marriage & family therapy.

Jane Dwyer Lee

Jane Dwyer Lee is a teaching professor and licensed clinical social work teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in-person and online. Her background in clinical social work practice and teaching includes behavioral health, substance use, international social work, gender and women’s studies, cultural diversity and criminal justice. 

Rosalyn Deckerhoff

Rosalyn Deckerhoff is a teaching professor and director of Online Field Education, facilitating field placements for students in the Online MSW Program. She is also a licensed clinical social worker in Florida. Her background and expertise in clinical practice and teaching include developmental disabilities, eating disorders, healthcare, mental health and substance use.