Palya Named Assistant Dean In UB School of Social Work

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: November 19, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Janet Palya, director of field education in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, has been named assistant dean for field education and off-campus programs.

In her new position, Palya, who also serves as clinical assistant professor of social work, will administer the school's extension program in Corning and explore plans to establish a similar program in Jamestown to serve the Southern Tier and northern Pennsylvania. She will continue to supervise placement of some 200 students in internships in various social-services agencies.

A UB faculty member since 1996, Palya previously was with the Erie County Medical Center's Division of Chemical Dependency and the Employee Assistance Program of Child & Family Services of Erie County.

She also has served as a consultant with the Allegany Indian Reservation Health Center.

Palya has taught a variety of courses relating to addictions and the family and has conducted presentations and served on numerous committees within the Western New York community.

She earned a bachelor's degree in community services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in social work from UB.

Palya resides in Hamburg.