Professor, School of Social Work
Chair, Social Work Practice Sequence Chair, Scholarship Committee Chair, Spanish Counseling Certificate
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- Doctor of Education, Univ Of Massachusetts At Amher, 1992
- Master of Social Work, Commuity Social Work and Clinical Social Work, Univ Of Connecticut, 1980
- Bachelor of Arts, Univ Of Puerto Rico Rio Piedra, 1977
Dr. Reyes has been teaching graduate level social work since 1980, and has also taught in the BASW program since 2019. Prior to coming to SJSU, she was a professor and the director of the Puerto Rican Studies Program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work (for 13 years). Currently, Dr. Reyes is partially retired and teaches online social work practice courses. In the past, she taught a Spanish for social workers practice course, which she helped develop. Her contributions to the university/college include serving as Associate Dean from 2000 to 2005 (for what used to be SJSU´s College of Social Work); chair the Practice Sequence Committee, the School of Social Work Scholarship Committee, and chair of the Spanish Counseling Certification Committee (current). Among Dr. Reyes´ professional and community activities are, clinical social work practice at Gardner Family Care Center (Centro de Bienestar), where she delivered mental health services, primarily to Latinx, and sexual minorities. She also completed research and consultation on a number of projects including an HIV/AIDS community assessment project for Santa Clara County; a program evaluation for the Center for Disease Control (the Mexican American Community Services Agency); and training for Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services, the Department of Mental Health, and Social Service Agency. She has also been instrumental in providing training for the Title IVE Collaborative on delivering social work services to Latinx children and families. Her research focus is alcohol and other drugs among lesbian women, and Latinx.