Dec 04, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Social Work Faculty

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Miriam Abramovitz, Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor; DSW, Columbia; Social Welfare Policy, Women’s Issues, Activism among Low Income Women

Robert Abramovitz, Distinguished Lecturer; MD, Wayne State, PhD, Yale; Child Trauma; Children’s Mental Health and Development

Samuel R. Aymer, Assistant Professor; PhD, NYU; Clinical Practice; Family Violence and Urban Adolescent Males; Intimate Partner Abuse

James A. Blackburn, Professor; PhD, Wisconsin-Madison; Gerontology; Human Development across the Life-Span; Organization Management

Martha Bragin, Associate Professor; PhD, NYU; Psychosocial Re-integration of Populations Affected by Armed Conflict; Disaster and Community Violence; International Social Work, Child Welfare

Stephen Burghardt, Professor; PhD, Michigan; Community Organizing; Community Building & Social Capital Formation; Anti-Oppressive and Restorative Social Work Practice; Models of Transformative Leadership; Child Welfare

Mary M. Cavanaugh, Associate Professor; PhD, Pennsylvania; Intimate Partner Violence; Prevention for Males at Risk for Violence; Mental Health

Irene Chung, Associate Professor; PhD, NYU; Cross Cultural Clinical Practice; Mental Health; Asian Immigrant Mental Health

Elizabeth Ann Danto, Professor; PhD, NYU; Socio-Cultural History, Psychoanalysis; Post-Modern Approaches to Social Work

Anthony DeJesus, Assistant Professor; EdD, Harvard; Immigration, Dominican Families in the United States; School-Based Social Work; Childhood Development Disorders, e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders

Patricia L. Dempsey, Associate Professor; DSW, International University for Graduate Studies; Child Welfare Policy, Practice and Program Development; Adolescent Sexuality; Clinical Practice with Urban Youth and Families

Sarah-Jane (SJ) Dodd, Associate Professor; PhD, Southern California; Social Welfare Policy; Ethics; LGBT Issues

Ilze Earner, Associate Professor; PhD, Columbia; Child Welfare, Immigrants, Cultural Competency

Irwin Epstein, Helen Rehr Professor of Applied Research; PhD, Columbia; Practice-Research Integration; Clinical Data-Mining; Program Evaluation, Social Work Professionalization

Michael Fabricant, Professor; PhD, Brandeis; Political Economy and Culture of Non-Profit Organizations; Homelessness; Community and Labor Organizing; Urban Public Organization 

Kristin M. Ferguson-Colvin, Associate Professor; PhD, University of Texas at Arlington/Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon; Homeless and Street-living Youths; Vocational Intervention Development with Homeless Youths; Social Enterprises; International Social Work and Social Development;Social Capital 

Daniel S. Gardner, Associate Professor; PhD, Columbia; Families and Older Adults; Practice and Policy in Health and Mental Health; Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, Associate Professor; PhD, Smith; Latino Older Adults and Caregivers; Use of Technology in Pedagogy

Nancy Giunta, Assistant Professor; PhD, UC Berkeley; Community Organization; Older Adults

Manny  Gonzalez, Associate Professor; DSW, Adelphi; Clinical Practice; Children’s and Adult Mental Health; Psycho-Social Treatment of Urban Children and Adolescents; Health and Mental Health of Hispanics

Harriet Goodman, Associate Professor; DSW, CUNY; Social Group Work; Evidenced-Based Practice; Criminal Justice; Child Welfare; Teaching through Technology

Bernadette Hadden, Assistant Professor; PhD, Columbia; HIV/AIDS, Cognitive-Behavioral Skills-Building Group-Based HIV Prevention; Health and Mental Health; the Elderly

Dan Herman, Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research; PdD, Columbia; Mental Health Services Research; Intervention Research; Severe Mental Illness; Homelessness

Paul A. Kurzman, Professor; PhD, NYU; Occupational Social Work Policy and Practice; Professional Ethics and Risk-Management; Licensure; Organizational Theory; Management and Administration

Kenny Kwong, Assistant Professor; PhD, CUNY; Health Disparities; Culture, Immigration, Health and Mental Health Practices in the Asian American Community; Capacity Building, Asset-Mapping and Community Collaboration

Marina Lalayants, Assistant Professor; PhD, CUNY; International Social Work and Social Policy; Organization Management and Leadership; Program Evaluation

Michael A. Lewis, Associate Professor; PhD, CUNY; Social Policy; Quantitative Methods

Annette M. Mahoney, Assistant Professor; DSW, CUNY; Survivors of Trauma; Caribbean Immigrant Adolescents and Families; Incarcerated Women

Gary Mallon, Professor; DSW, CUNY; Child Welfare Policy and Practice; Practice with LGBT Populations; Animal-Assisted Therapy

Terry Mizrahi, Professor; PhD, Virginia Commonwealth; Community Organizing and Development; Health Policy and Services; Collaborations and Coalition-Building

Jacqueline B. Mondros, Professor and Dean; DSW, Pennsylvania; Urban Neighborhoods; Social Work Pedagogy, Social Work Leadership

Carmen Morano, Associate Professor; PhD, Florida International; Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers; Aging in the Urban Environment; Social Work Interventions for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

George Patterson, Associate Professor; PhD, SUNY-Buffalo; Police Social Work; Criminal Justice; Cognitive and Behavioral Coping Strategies

Ana Paulino, Associate Professor; EdD, Columbia; Clinical Practice; School-Based Social Work; Immigration; Children, Youth and Families; Childhood Developmental Disorders, e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders

Juan B. Pena, Associate Professor; PhD, Columbia University; Global Health and Mental Health; Adolescent Health and Mental Health; Health and Mental Health of Immigrants; Suicide

Jonathan D. Prince, Assistant Professor; PhD, UC Berkeley; Mental Health; Older Adults

Judith Rosenberger, Professor; PhD, Michigan; Development, Psychopathology, Psychodynamics; Brief Treatment

Anthony Sainz, Associate Professor; DSW, Columbia; Spirituality and Healing; Substance Abuse; Cross-Cultural Practice and Research

Andrea Savage, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs; PhD, Michigan; Human Service Organizations; Substance Abusing Women, Trauma and Co-Occurring Disorders

Roger J. Sherwood, Associate Professor; DSW, Columbia; Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Veterans and PTSD; Addictions and Recovery

Willie F. Tolliver, Associate Professor; DSW, CUNY; Human Diversity and Cultural Competence; Anti-Oppressive and Restorative Practice; Leadership Development; Spirituality

Deborah L. Tolman, Professor; EdD, Harvard; Adolescent Sexuality; Gender Development; Gender Equity; Research Methods 

Roderick J. Watts, Professor PhD, Maryland; Sociopolitical development and activism, manhood development; Psychoeducational interventions; Social identity; Qualitative/action research methodology