Josï¿½ Ashford teaches the human behavior course in the department of Social Work at Arizona State University and serves as a professor of social science and law in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Justice Studies. He is currently the principle investigator for the Family Drug courts grant, funded by the governor's Division of Drug Policy. He is widely published in areas dealing with the assessment, classification, and treatment of special need offenders, juvenile aftercare, and forensic social work. Professor Ashford testifies across the country as an expert in the assessment of mitigating factors in capital murder cases.
Craig Winston Lecroy, PHD, MSW, is Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University in Tucson, Arizona, and is the author of several social work texts, including Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective, Third Edition.Joyce Elizabeth Mann, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in issues of adolescent girls.
Kathy L. Lortie is a school social work with the Tucson Unified School District. She was previously a pediatric social worker at University Medical Center, University of Arizona, Health Sciences Center. She co-teaches Social Work in Health Care, a graduate course at Arizona State University. A certified childbirth educator, she has taught classes on childbirth, parenting, and infant care and has worked as a labor assistant. She is also the author of SPECIAL DELIVERY: A LABOR GUIDE FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS. Her current interests include child abuse prevention, infant mental health, school social work, and coping with chronic illness in adolescence.