I joined the faculty of Westfield State University Department of Social Work in 2010. I teach primarily in the research and practice sequence at the department. I obtained my Master in Social Work (MSW) from Hunter College School of Social Work, New York and my PhD from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, Baltimore. My social work practice background includes child abuse and neglect investigations, individual and group counseling in alcohol and substance abuse treatment program, casework in group home and school setting, and independent practice with foster youths. My contact information, publications, presentations, and areas of practice and research interest are stated below:
Sunday Fakunmoju, LICSW/LCSW-C, PhD
Department of Social Work
Westfield State University
577 Western Ave., PO Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630
Interest/focus: Parental and interpersonal violence and abuse, sexual health, child welfare, and violence prevention and intervention across societies.
Research: Utilize quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine the impacts of parental and interpersonal violence and abuse on attitudes, behaviors, and psychosocial outcomes, and determine the efficacy of intervention in preventing violence and treating its effects.
Wooten, N. R., Kim, H. J., & Fakunmoju, S. B. (2011). Occupational stress in social work practice. In J. Langan-Fox & C. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook of stress in the occupations. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.
Fakunmoju, S. B., & Kersting, R. (2013). The Impacts Of Student Loan Forgiveness Program On Job Turnover: An Exploratory Study Of Social Workers. Report for the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter.
Lee, B. R., Fakunmoju, S., & Barth, R. P. (2009). White Paper on Child Welfare Group Care Literature Review.