Dr. Corina Segovia-Tadehara, MSW, CSW, PhD
Master of Social Work Program Director
Interim Chair (Effective July 1st 2023- December 31st 2023)
Office: Lindquist Hall Building - Room 329
Corina D Segovia-Tadehara, CSW, MSW, PhD earned her BS in Psychology at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1991. She attended the University of Utah’s Graduate School of Social Work, earning her MSW in 1993. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she worked at the Utah AIDS Foundation as a case manager and therapist until returning to the University of Utah to earn her PhD in Social Work in 2001. After graduating, she returned to the Utah AIDS Foundation as a Research Coordinator, conducting research in many areas, including outcome evaluations, public sex environments, sexual education /abstinence-only concerns, and LGBTQ+ health concerns.
Her research and professional interests have included working with persons infected/affected with HIV, foster care in Utah, healthcare concerns for Hispanic/Latine populations as well as LGBTQ+ populations, issues affecting women of color, harm reduction, role exit theory, substance use/abuse, and education and prevention with populations at risk. Her current research includes death, dying, bereavement, and loss, including looking at the effects of suicide and COVID-19 on extended family members.
Dr. Segovia-Tadehara is currently a full-time Associate Professor at Weber State University (WSU) in the Social Work and Gerontology Department, and serves as Director for the Master of Social Work Program at the institution. She is also currently filling in as the Interim Department Chair until December 31, 2023. She enjoys teaching her students, and she incorporates community service learning and research into her curriculum.
She was instrumental in helping to develop the Master of Social Work Program, and in completing the second/third year Benchmark reports for CSWE for accreditation. While at WSU, Dr. Segovia-Tadehara has worked on several committees, including Faculty Senate, APAFT, University Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Research Committee, University Scholarship Committee, Graduate Council, College Council, and Chairs Council. To remain active within her chosen profession, she also worked as an on-call medical social worker at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, until 2022. In her spare time, Dr. Segovia-Tadehara is a caregiver to both of her parents who reside in her home. She enjoys spending time with her children and their families, especially her two beautiful granddaughters. She often tells others that “this was the best committee/club she ever joined!”
SW 2100 - SS Human Behavior & Social Environment I
GERT/SW 3000 - Death and Dying
SW 4140 - Drug Use and Substance Abuse
SW 4500 - Interventions for Populations at Risk
MSW 6100 - Behavior, Environment, and Social Systems
MSW 6200 - Human and Social Diversity and Oppression
MSW 6235 - Loss Across the Lifespan
MSW 6910 - Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations