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Charles Chear

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

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 Pen Khek Chear 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. He was the Outreach Director of a transnational program that addressed inequality by affording opportunities to American youth of color to learn and work in Cambodia and Mali. Other experiences include community organizing to address interracial violence and refugee needs.

Presently, Chear studies Cambodian and Vietnamese families working at alcohol outlets in Philadelphia and how they are affected by alcohol policy and community mobilization aiming to prohibit security barriers in alcohol outlets.

Chear earned his BA in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts and his MSW at the Boston University School of Social Work. He is a trilingual speaker of Chaozhou Chinese (潮州話), Khmer (Cambodian), and English.

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