Faculty & Staff
Cleo S. Berkun
M.S.W. University of Pittsburgh
D.S.W. University of California at Berkeley
Emeriti Associate Professor
M.S.W. Jane Addams School of Social Work University of Illinois
Ph.D. Jane Addams School of Social Work University of Illinois
Dr. Haslett served as the Coordinator of the BASW
Program from 1997-2007 and taught in the areas of social work practice,
human behavior and the social environment, field practice, and group
work. She collaborated with the University of Bristol, UK in a joint
summer program based in Bristol for social work students and alumni
focusing on comparative social welfare policy and programs. Her research
interests and journal publications continue to include historical social
work research, particularly centering on the women of Hull-House; group
work; diversity; and issues in social work education. She is the author
of Group Work Activities in Generalist Practice published in 2005. She
has served as a member of the international board of the Association for
the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG) and as a liaison for
the Women's Commission of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
She is a CSWE Site Visitor. Regionally, she has volunteered with the
Eastern Maine Children's Museum and served as a board member of the
Maine Chapter of NASW. On campus, Dr. Haslett served on Faculty Senate,
Advisory Board of Women in the Curriculum, the Center for Teaching
Excellence’s Mentoring Program, Committee on the Horticultural Therapy,
and the University Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee. Together
with Gail Werrbach and Nancy Kelly, she worked with the Indian Child
Welfare Traineeship Program. and continues to work with TransPrac, an
international collaboration among European and American institutions of
higher learning focusing on social education and social work.
Donald M. Pilcher
M.S.W. University of Kansas
Ph.D. University of California at San Diego
M.S.W. Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University
PhD University of Maine
Dr. Peters served as
Coordinator of the BSW Program from 2008 to 2011 and taught in the areas
of human behavior, psychopathology, research, and psychological trauma.
His research interests center on the impact of trauma in childhood and
adulthood, including the impact of domestic violence myth endorsement,
the nature of self in dissociative disorders, child abuse history among
college athletes, and the reactivation of trauma symptoms in elderly
child sexual abuse survivors in institutional settings. In addition, Dr.
Peters' research focused in the area of child welfare workers'
attitudes, beliefs, and actions related to kinship care, strengths based
approaches, motivational interviewing, and family team meetings.
Dr. Peters has 8 years of clinical
experience in outpatient mental health, including 4 years working
exclusively with trauma survivors at Victim's Services in the Bronx, New