Name: Prof. Margaret R. Calista, CSW
Title: Dean, School of Social & Behavioral Science
Office Location: Dyson 326
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2958
Email: Margaret.Calista@Marist.edu
Degrees Held: B.A. Cedar Crest College - History/Spanish
M.S.S.S. Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services

Certifications: Certified Social Worker
New York State License 012676-1

Bio: Margaret R. Calista joined the faculty in 1980 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Social Work Program and in 1999 she was appointed Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Practice experience includes work with emotionally disturbed children and families, adolescents as well as with people with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has been an administrator, program developer and continues as a program consultant for local agencies. She has taught across the social work curriculum and currently teaches the Senior Integrative Seminars.

Research Interests: Social work values and ethics
program evaluation
Japanese social welfare system
Japanese social work education
Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, Hudson Valley Division
Council on Social Work Education
Mid-Hudson Coalition for Quality Direct Care Services
Board of Managers Children's Home of Poughkeepsie