Dr. Reuben Addo, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work Education, has extensive research in the areas of homelessness, well-being and social justice. He hopes to bring that knowledge to the classroom where he will teach in the area of qualitative research and macro practice. He says he draws on a strengths-based approach to investigating social phenomena.
Prior to Fresno State, Addo taught at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, where he primarily taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in social policy, social work research, international social work and community practice. He even once taught junior high across the globe in Ghana.
Professionally, Addo has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in a rural area of Colorado, helping those with disabilities maintain employment. He earned his doctorate in social work from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. His research in the field has earned him many opportunities to be a key presenter at national social work conferences.
Dr. Candida Madrigal begins her career at Fresno State as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work Education. She currently has over 30 years of professional experience in the social work field, ranging from the treatment and management of mental health, drug and alcohol and child welfare.
Aside from serving as faculty, Madrigal is a licensed clinical social worker in both California and Pennsylvania, and has a background working with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; and as a child welfare worker for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her broad range of research interests include child and adult protective services, immigration, human rights, and trauma of minority groups, specifically Latino populations in the U.S., to name a few.
Prior to Fresno State, Madrigal taught at San Francisco State University and Kutztown University. An interesting fact about her is that Madrigal earned a bi-national doctorate in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Universaida Autonoma De Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.