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Charles Chear

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Instructor

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

Mr. Chear’s practice interests are Southeast Asian Americans and Muslim Americans from refugee backgrounds, community development and organizing, and cultural responsiveness in social work.

(848) 932-7520 x2

cchear@ssw.rutgers.edu

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Bio: 

Charles Chear is the 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. Chear’s current research and practice interest is community-led social welfare and social support among Muslim Americans.

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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