We are a dedicated team supporting a large and rapidly growing group of social work students. Therefore, we work hard to communicate with you in the most effective ways. We ask that you help us with that by utilizing the official ways to contact us (listed below).

  • Prospective BSSW or MSW Program students
    Email [email protected]
  • Accepted and enrolled BSSW Program students
    Email [email protected]
  • Accepted and enrolled MSW Program students
    Email [email protected]
  • General inquiries and questions about the field placement process
    Email [email protected].
  • To request an advising appointment:
    • Call our Welcome Desk at 303-615-0555 or
    • Stop by the Welcome Desk in Central Classroom Building room 201

Staff Leadership

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Sam Montague, M.S.E.

Director of Social Work Student Services, Operations and Finance

[email protected] 303-605-5027
Susie Ryder, LCSW, LAC

Susie Ryder, LCSW, LAC (she/her/hers)

Director of Field Education

[email protected] 303-615-1091 View Full Profile

Full-Time Social Work Staff

Claire Alfus, M.A.

Claire Alfus, M.A. (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Student Services

[email protected] 303-615-0112 View Full Profile
Lara Bruce, MSW

Lara Bruce, MSW (she/her)

Project Director, Colorado Child Welfare Scholars Consortium (CCWSC)

[email protected] 303-605-7010 View Full Profile
Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW

Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW (she/her/hers)

Associate Director of Field Education

[email protected] 303-615-1835 View Full Profile
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Melissa Grogan Gore, M.A. (she/her)

Associate Director of Operations and Finance

[email protected] 303-605-7037 View Full Profile
Stevie Noll, MSW

Stevie Noll, MSW (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Field Education

[email protected] 303-605-7597 View Full Profile
Caitlin Plamp, M.S.

Caitlin Plamp, M.S. (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Admissions, Strategic Enrollment & Data Management

[email protected] 303-615-0168 View Full Profile
Susan A. Archuleta

Susan A. Archuleta

Grants Community Liaison

[email protected] 303-605-5919 View Full Profile
Rebecca Cottrell, Ph.D.

Rebecca Cottrell, Ph.D.

Social Work Online and Hybrid Development Analyst

[email protected] 303-615-0321 View Full Profile
Liz De La Rosa, M.A.

Elizabeth De La Rosa, M.A.

Undergraduate Advising Services Coordinator

[email protected] 303-605-7325 View Full Profile

Bridget Douglas (she/her)

Accounting Assistant

[email protected] 303-615-0451
Jocelyn Galindo

Jocelyn Galindo

Student Services Integration Coordinator

[email protected] 303-615-1247 View Full Profile
Krystal Gutierrez, MSW

Krystal Gutierrez, MSW (she/her/ella)

Program Manager of Field Education

[email protected] 303-605-5729 View Full Profile
Teiriana Ibarra

Teiriana Ibarra (she/her/ella)

Event Planning Specialist

[email protected] View Full Profile

Ernie Navarette, BAS (he/him/his)

Academic Advisor and Retention Support Specialist

[email protected] View Full Profile
Monica Simpson

Monica Simpson (she/her/hers)

Office Administrator, Office of FIeld Education

[email protected] 303-605-7149 View Full Profile
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Tisha Townsend (she/her/hers)

Graduate Advising Specialist

[email protected] 303-605-5393 View Full Profile

Rae Wiegand (she/her)

Administrative Operations & Program Coordinator

[email protected] 303-605-5093 View Full Profile

Social Work Student Staff Directory


Ben (he/him/his)

Graduate Assistant for Social Work Student Services

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Field Office Assistant

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Welcome Desk Ambassador

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Welcome Desk Ambassador

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Lory (she/her/ella)

Lead Welcome Desk Ambassador

Mallory Gallegos


Lead Welcome Desk Ambassador

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Welcome Desk Ambassador

Contact Us

The Department of Social Work is here to support you on your journey!

Have a question or comment for us? Please fill out the form linked below and a member of our team will reply via email in 2-3 business days.

Contact Form

Office Location:
Central Classroom Building, Suite 201

Campus Maps and Parking

Welcome Desk Phone:

[email protected]

Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362