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Charles Chear

Teaching Instructor, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Newark Campus Coordinator

BA, Sociology, University of Massachusetts MSW, Boston University School of Social Work

Mr. Chear’s practice and research interests are Southeast and East Asian immigrants and refugees, health and place, violence, alcohol policy, substance use, communities, and family studies.

(848) 932-7520 x2

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Charles Chear 謝平傑 is Instructor, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and MSW Newark Campus Coordinator at Rutgers University School of Social Work, Newark campus. He is also a PhD Student and Health Scientist with Substance Use Research, Evaluation, and Maternal and Child Health (SURE MatCH) Group at the School of Social Work’s Center for Prevention Science.

Chear’s current research examines immigrant and refugee operated alcohol stores and Chinese restaurants in poor, urban neighborhoods, with a focus on health and place, violence, and family, in order to better address substance use and health issues.

Prior to coming to Rutgers, Chear worked in social work settings ranging from, but not limited to, homeless services and community organizing in Boston, counseling in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona and education programs for American youth of color in Cambodia and Mali.

Chear earned his BA in Sociology and certificate in Asian American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Boston and MSW with a specialization in Trauma and Violence at Boston University. A native of Philadelphia's Southeast Asian refugee community, he speaks Teochew Chinese 潮州話, Cambodian/Khmer, and English.

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