Group Work

Nicholas Mazza

Biography:

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.

Fran Gomory

Fran Gomory is a teaching professor and has been director of the MSW program at the College of Social Work since 2015. Her areas of expertise in social work practice include group work, clinical practice, social work administration and women’s issues. She teaches courses in these areas both in-person and online. She was named Professor of the Year at the College of Social Work in the years (2011-2012) and (2016-2017) and was nominated several times for University Teaching Awards.