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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 Asian immigrants/refugees and occupational health, alcohol policy, public health community mobilization, and cultural responsiveness in social work.

(848) 932-7520 x2

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Charles Chear 謝平杰 is Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Instructor at Rutgers University School of Social Work, Newark campus.

Chear has experience in domestic and international 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.

Presently, Chear studies Asian American families operating alcohol stores in Philadelphia and how they are affected by violence and alcohol policy action, particularly zoning and community mobilization.

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 is a trilingual speaker of Teochew Chinese 潮州話, Khmer (Cambodian), and English.

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