Erin Seedorf

Erin Seedorf, Dr.P.H., is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Professions at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of expertise include public health, population health, public health policy, local public health and community engagement/advocacy.

Seedorf joined MSU Denver in fall 2010 as an affiliate faculty and now serves as a full-time faculty. Previously, she served as program manager at the University of Colorado Denver in the Center for Public Health Practice. At UCD, Seedorf managed a technical assistance program providing support to communities around the state working on tobacco control policy initiatives. She also served as an evaluation specialist with the Community Program Evaluation Group at UCD. Her research topics include public health policy and community-based interventions.

Seedorf received her doctor of public health in community and behavioral health from Colorado School of Public Health in 2017.

Susie Ryder

Susie Ryder, M.S.W., is the director of undergraduate and graduate field education in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Ryder started her career in social work at Cleo Wallace Centers where she worked for 7 years in various positions including inpatient social worker, residential clinician, inpatient manager and clinical director. She then continued her work with children, adolescents and families at Mental Health Partners for 16 years. At Mental Health Partners, Ryder was the solution focused therapy trainer for the center for several years and most recently senior program manager for the Prevention/Intervention and School Based programs in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain School Districts with oversight of 35 therapists.

She has been a faculty field advisor, admissions reader, integrative seminar co-leader and lecturer in the continuing education for advanced clinician program at Smith College School for Social Work. In addition, Ryder has a private practice in Boulder working with individuals, couples and families. She currently serves on the board of a suicide prevention program for adolescents and offers presentations in Boulder county on this topic.

Ryder received her Master of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and a bachelor’s from Oberlin College. She is a licensed social worker and a licensed addiction counselor.

Harvey Milkman

Harvey Milkman, Ph.D., is a psychology professor emeritus at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Milkman is currently the principal consultant for the US-Russia Peer-to-Peer program on working with at-risk youth.

From September 1992 – June 2002, he was author, principal investigator and director of Project Self-Discovery: Artistic Alternatives for At-Risk Youth, a national demonstration model funded by The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Lectureship Award at the National University of Malaysia and has represented the United States Information Agency as a consultant and featured speaker in Australia, Brazil, Iceland, The Netherlands, Peru, Turkey and Yugoslavia. In July, 2016 in Moscow State University, Russia, he delivered master classes at on adolescent problem behaviors.

His coauthored book “Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents” is the principal substance abuse/criminal conduct treatment curriculum used in residential correctional settings for juveniles throughout Oregon, Colorado, Texas and Montana.

Dr. Milkman is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books on the causes, consequences and treatment choices for the broad spectrum of addictive behaviors. His recent coauthored publications include: “Social Responsibility Therapy: A Cognitive-Behavioral Model for Treatment of Substance-Abusing Judicial Clients,” “Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice,” “Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents – Provider’s Guide and Participant’s Workbook” and many others.

Linda Lockwood

Linda Lockwood, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of expertise include brain development, drug effects on the brain, neuropsychology, neuroscience, brain disorders and stress. She currently teaches Behavioral Neuroscience.

Lockwood has taught part time, temporarily and full time at MSU Denver since 1992. She also worked as a consultant for the Colorado Department of Education and briefly taught at the University of Colorado Denver. Lockwood has been presented with the Excellence in Teaching award from the Psi Chi National Honor Society-Metro Chapter. She also received the Honor Society Outstanding Faculty (Full-Time) award from the Golden Key Honor Society. Lockwood is a member of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.

She has published work in the Charter School Governing Board Training Handbook and the Charter School Best Practices Handbook for the Colorado Department of Education. Her other publications range in topics: psychology, child development, neuroscience and teaching. Her research is focused on instructional strategies to improve student learning while becoming a master teacher. Lockwood’s current research project is titled “Brain Training Impacts on Learning Skills.”

Lockwood received her doctorate and master’s in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1994 and 1992, respectively, and a bachelor’s in Psychology magna cum laude from MSU Denver in 1989. She holds a Quality Matters certificate from MSU Denver and a certification in Distance Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Tricia Hudson-Matthew

Tricia Hudson-Matthew, Ed.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Human Services and director of the Center for Addiction Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches about Legal and Ethical Issues in the Helping Profession, Family System, Motivational Interviewing Conflict Resolution, and Decision-making Skills.

Hudson-Matthew performs clinical work at a private practice with individuals with substance abuse, couples counseling, and children ages 5 and up as a certified play therapist. Prior to joining MSU Denver, she worked as a therapist and clinical case manager at the Mental Health Center of Denver. Hudson-Matthew was also the clinical director and child and family therapist at the Council on Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

Her scholarly interests are in ethics between therapists and clients, mental health, and addictions. She has given presentations and published her work about mental health, ethics, domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction, grief and loss, and motivational interviewing techniques.

Hudson-Matthew received her educational doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision from Argosy University in 2012, a master’s in Clinical Behavioral Healthcare from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004 and a bachelor’s in Human Services from MSU Denver.

Anne Hatcher

Patrick Griswold

Patrick Griswold, MSN, M.Ed., RN, is an associate professor in the Department of Human Services and Counseling and a clinical instructor in the Department of Nursing at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include addiction medicine, mental health, counseling, affective learning and interprofessional education. He currently teaches Introduction Human Services; Pharmacology of Drugs and Alcohol; Addiction, Immunity and Infectious Diseases and oversees internships.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, Griswold worked as a course coordinator and adjunct faculty at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He was also an instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and New York University. Griswold has worked as a staff nurse in addiction treatment services.

Griswold received his master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2011. He received an additional master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1994. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hamilton College in 1986. Griswold is also a Registered Nurse, Licensed Addictions Counselor, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Scott DeMuro

Scott DeMuro, Ph.D, is the former director of the Center for Addiction Studies and emeritus professor in the Human Services Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. DeMuro has served as chair of the Colorado Addiction Counselor Board of Examiners and as a consultant to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Counselor Certification and Training for Division of Behavioral Health of the Colorado Department of Human Services. He is past-president of the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (formerly the Society of Addiction Counselors of Colorado), past member of the Board of Directors of NAADAC, member of the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education and the National Organization for Human Services.

Larry Curry

Larry Curry, Ph.D., LCSW, CAC III is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a former professor in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University Denver. He is a national and international speaker trainer and presenter in the areas of child welfare, family preservation service and addictive behaviors. He also specializes in domestic and internal adoptions, and cross cultural adoptions.

He is also the Founder/CEO and Clinical Director for The Curry Center, LLC located in Aurora Colorado. This agency operates as a private outpatient mental health clinic, offering in home services to some of the most troubled families and children within the Denver/ Aurora communities.

Perri Corvino

Perri Corvino, Ph.D., LCSW, LAC is a lecturer in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver. With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, their experience in social work ranges from residential treatment to private practice. Corvino’s expertise includes experiencing and recovering from traumatic events, addiction recovery, supporting and advocating for the LGBTQIA and neurodivergent communities and promoting self-care to counter indirect trauma. Their academic pursuits focus on creating trauma-informed college and university classrooms to counter the oppression and distress faced by students, developing Open Educational Resources, illuminating the lived experience of neurodivergence, and developing an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach to social work supervision.

Prior to joining MSU Denver, Corvino volunteered for a crisis hotline and served as a victim’s advocate for people escaping intimate partner violence during their undergraduate studies. Additionally, after completing their master’s degree, Corvino worked in residential, jail, community, and outpatient settings. They owned a private psychotherapy practice until 2018 when they joined the social work program as a full-time lecturer.

Corvino earn a doctorate in social work from Smith College School for Social Work, as well as a master’s in social work and women’s studies from Loyola University Chicago. They completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam