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Matthew Cuellar

Dr. Matthew J. Cuellar is a faculty member in the School of Social Work at University of Alaska, Anchorage. Currently in his sixth year as a professor of social work, Dr. Cuellar earned his PhD in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Minor in Statistics from the Haslam School of Business. He earned his Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama. Dr. Cuellar has extensive experience working in various child serving systems and has served as principal investigator and lead evaluator on several externally funded projects sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies. Dr. Cuellar’s current research focuses on school social work leadership and the role social workers play in keeping schools safe. Dr. Cuellar’s interdisciplinary scholarship has been published in several notable journals and textbooks. Most recently, Dr. Cuellar’s work has appeared in Social Worker’s Desk Reference (4th Ed.), Social Work Research, Journal of School Violence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Psychology in the Schools. Dr. Cuellar’s teaching interests include research, quantitative methods, and community-based interventions. Dr. Cuellar currently teaches Program Evaluation and Transformational Leadership in the MSW program, and Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Research in the BSW program.