Sonia has a Doctor of Social Work degree from Kutztown University, PA; a Master of Arts in Social Work degree from Loyola University, IL; a Master of Arts in Sociology degree from DePaul University, IL; and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree from Northeastern Illinois University. She is the author of a sociology textbook, and an article on teaching for social justice. Sonia has taught in person and developed online courses over the past 15 years of higher education teaching. This is in addition to 14 years of post-MSW clinical social work practice, working with homeless families, providing crisis intervention services, individual and couples therapy, therapy to seniors, and to people with disabilities. Her area of research focuses on trauma experiences by individuals and families.
DSW, Kutztown University
MSW, Loyola University
MA, DePaul University
- Brown, S., Blount, S., Dickinson, C. A., Better, A., Vitullo, M. W., Tyler, D., & Kisielewski, M. (2016). Teaching for Social Justice: Motivations of Community College Faculty in Sociology. Teaching Sociology, 44(4), 244–255.
- SWK 105: Introduction to Disability Studies
- SWK 706: Modalities of Practice with People with Disabilities
- SWK 740: Social Work Disability Policy Practice