In continued expansion of its innovative programs, Rutgers School of Social Work is pleased to announce the hiring of three new tenure-track faculty members. We welcome Assistant Professors Woojin Jung, Jamey Lister, and Mark van der Maas to their new roles and look forward to their future successes.
Assistant Professor Woojin Jung’s research focuses on development aid policy as a strategy to alleviate global poverty. She examines whether the poorest benefit from community development projects in fragile states, using artificial intelligence and spatial analysis. Her research addresses the problem of identifying and characterizing poverty in data-sparse contexts.
Assistant Professor Jamey Lister researches the characteristics, consequences, and treatment of addictive disorders among underserved populations. His work aims to address the ongoing epidemic of opioid-related overdose deaths, barriers to evidence-based treatment, and improve addiction treatment services.
Mark van der Maas
Assistant Professor Mark van der Maas's research interests include refining public health approaches to addressing problem gambling during market expansion, exploring how patterns in gambling behaviors reflect the aging of the U.S. population, and critically examining responsible gambling policies across jurisdictions.