Faculty | Master of Social Work

Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Cantril is the founder and former executive director of Huerto de la Familia (The Family Garden) (1999-2015).  She holds a masters degree in Social Work Administration from Portland State University and a bachelors degree in an independent study, “Ethnicity and Gender in American Society” from the University of Oregon. Prior to her work with Huerto de la Familia, she worked as a social worker at Birth to Three, Headstart of Lane County, and Centro LatinoAmericano. She has worked with the Latino community as a social worker, garden educator and organizer since 1991.

Assistant Professor

Michele Eggers received her PhD from the University of Connecticut, School of Social Work.

Assistant Professor, Field Education Director

As the Director of Field Education for Pacific University’s MSW program, Rachel Jensen seeks to strengthen the community-academy relationship, create opportunities for students to link classroom knowledge to practice, and prepare them to become lifelong, inquisitive learners. Rachel’s practice experience includes children and family services, school social work, community work, and medical social work. 

Assistant Professor

Del practiced as a clinical social worker in an adolescent residential treatment facility which served youth experiencing substance abuse and mental health diagnoses and youth in out of home placements.

Associate Dean & Director, School of Social Sciences

Jessica Ritter is a social worker dedicated to children’s rights in the U.S. and around the world. She is currently the Associate Dean & Director for the School of Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Social Work Program Director

Don Schweitzer's research goals are to continue to conduct participatory and qualitative research in an effort to help shape innovative forms of policy, treatment models and service evaluation that can help overcome the problems associated with the homeless and runaway youth.

Adjunct Faculty

Paul Sorenson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience as a practitioner, researcher, and instructor at various levels of service.

Assistant Professor

Jon Talebreza-May, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. Professor May received his Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2013 and his MSW degree from New Mexico Highlands University in 2004. His work experience includes psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups. In addition, Dr. May has experience in supervision and administration in the agency setting. His professional and research  interests include men's issues, race and ethnicity in clinical practice, and rural social work practice.