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Lori Thomas

Director of Research & Faculty Engagement, Director of the Institute for Social Capital - UNC Charlotte Urban Institute; Associate Professor of Social Work

M. Lori Thomas is the director of research and faculty engagement at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, where she also serves as director for the Institute for Social Capital. Dr. Thomas is an associate professor of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services.

Richard D. McAnulty

Associate Professor

Richard McAnulty is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology with over 30 years of experience. His recognized expertise is in sexual deviation, sexual offending, and sexual misconduct. He also has expertise in clinical psychology and psychopathology (mental disorders).

Robert Cramer

Associate Professor & Belk Distinguished Scholar of Health Research

Robert J. Cramer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Belk Distinguished Scholar in Health Research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Holding a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, his expertise includes suicide prevention, mental health, hate crimes, violence prevention, sexual and gender minority health, and theories of health and personality.

Roger F. Suclupe

Clinical Assistant Professor/MSW Part Time Program Coordinator

Roger F. Suclupe, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor and MSW part-time program coordinator at UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work. He earned his MSW from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and bachelor's degree in psychology from Appalachian State University.

Sonyia Richardson

Social Work Undergraduate Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Sonyia Richardson, MSW, LCSW, is the director for the undergraduate social work program and clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte. Her teaching and service interests focus on mental health, suicide, and social and emotional learning among urban students.