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GSS Faculty

 
 
The faculty at Fordham represent a broad spectrum of education and specialization in the social work field. They come to Fordham from all areas of the United States including New York. Many are well-known experts in their areas and all are involved in research projects, advancing theoretical perspectives and policy planning in agencies, communities and government. The full-time faculty are supplemented by adjunct professors who are practitioners in their field and specialists in their chosen areas.
 

GSS PROFESSORS FEATURED IN INSIDE FORDHAM >>


Following is information about each full-time faculty member arranged alphabetically:

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GREGORY ACEVEDO
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6644
gracevedo@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
Immigrants and refugees
International social work
Latinos
Full Profile >>

BINTA ALLEYNE-GREEN
Assistant Professor
(212) 636-6778
balleynegreen@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., M.S.W.,
Clark Atlanta University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Impact of dating/relationship violence
Intersection of violence and HIV risk behaviors among inner-city minority adolescent females

Full Profile >>

HARRY BARRETT

Visiting Professor
(212) 636-6653
hbarrett1@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., M.Div., St. Joseph's Seminary;
M.S., St. John's University; M.P.H., Columbia University; D.Min., New York Theological Seminary

CATHY S. BERKMAN

Associate Professor
(212) 636-6662
berkman@fordham.edu 
Lincoln Center
B.S., University of Vermont; M.S.W., Boston University; Ph.D., Yale University
Aging
Psychiatric epidemiology
Minority populations
Palliative care
Full Profile >>

PATRICIA BROWNELL
Faculty Amerita
(212) 636-6778
brownell@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Wisconsin; M.S.W., Ph.D., Fordham University
Social welfare policy
Forensic social work
Gerontology
Domestic violence across life span

ROBERT CHAZIN
Professor
(212) 636-6673
chazin@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., CUNY (City College); M.S.W., Columbia University; D.S.W., Case Western Reserve University
International social work development
Mental health training and consultation
Clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups
Brief treatment
Full Profile >>

DANIEL COLEMAN
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6690
dcoleman11@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.S.W., Smith College; Ph.D., University of California
Suicide & suicide prevention
Psychotherapy process, depression and PTSD
Full Profile >>
Dr. Coleman's Google Scholar Profile >>

ELAINE CONGRESS
Professor and Associate Dean

Associate Director, The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders
(212) 636-6657
congress@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., Brown University; M.A.T., Yale University; M.S.W., Columbia University; M.A., New School for Social Research; D.S.W., CUNY (Hunter)
Ethics
Cultural diversity
Clinical practice
Social work education
Full Profile >>

Continuing Education >>
The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders >>

MARLENE G. COOPER
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6639
macooper@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., Pennsylvania State; M.S.W., Ph.D., New York University

Full Profile >>

CAROLE B. COX
Professor
(212) 636-6649
ccox@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., California (Berkeley); M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth; Ph.D., Maryland

Full Profile >>

HELEN M. CROHN
Clinical Assistant Professor
(212) 636-6633
crohn@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
B.F.A., Pratt Institute
; M.F.A., R.I.T., M.S.S., Bryn Mawer School of Social Work; D.S.W., Adelphi
Clinical practice with individuals, couples, and families
Divorce and remarried families
Social work practice and sexuality
Post-professional social work education: efficacy and curriculum

Full Profile >>

MADDY CUNNINGHAM
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6797
cunningham@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Queens College; M.S.W., D.S.W., Adelphi
Trauma
Sexual Abuse

CHRIS CURTIS
Assistant Professor
(212) 636-7077

ccurtis5@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.S., Jackson State University; M.S.W., Ph.D., Tulane University
Adolescent mental health
School social work

G. LAWRENCE FARMER
Associate Professor
(212) 636-
7081
farmer@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., M.S.W.,
University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Florida International University
Integrating research and practice
Quantitative research methods
School social work practice
Youth risk and resiliency

Dr. Farmer's Website >>

MARY ANN FORGEY
Professor

(212) 636-6642

forgey@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., M.S.W.,
Boston College; Ph.D., Columbia University
Intimate partner violence
Evidence based assessment
Military social work
International social work

Full Profile >>

QIN GAO
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6
6
38
aqigao@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., China Youth College for Political Science; M.A., Beijing University;
hil., Ph.D.,Columbia University
Comparative social policy
Child and family policies
Poverty and inequality

Dr. Gao's Web Page >>

SHIRLEY GATENIO GABEL
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6
6
59
gateniogabe@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., Bryn Mawr C
ollege; M.S., M.Ph., Ph.D., Columbia University
International comparative child & family policy
Early childhood programs & policies
Implementation of public policies
Full Profile >>


LAURI GOLDKIND
Ass
Professor
(212) 636-6
6
32
goldkind@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A.,
Rollinsollege; M.S.W., SUNY Stony Brook, Ph.D., Yeshiva University
Full Profile >>
Dr. Goldkind's Website >>

MEREDITH HANSON
Professor
Director, Ph.D. Program in Social Work
(212) 636-6
6
27
mhanson@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., Minnesota
; M.S.W., Michigan; D.S.W., Columbia University
Addiction
Mental health
Group work

Full Profile >>
Ph.D. Program in Social Work >>

JANNA C. HEYMAN
Associate Dean & Professor
(914) 367-3030

heyman@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
B.A., SUNY (Brockport); M.S.W., Ph.D., Fordham
Research
Healthcare planning
Geriatrics
Full Profile >>

WARREN DANA HOLMAN
Clinical Associate Professor
(212) 636-6636
 
holman@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Columbia; M.S.W., Fordham; D.S.W., CUNY (Hunter)
Full Profile >>

AMY HOROWITZ
Professor
Nicholas J. Langenfeld Chair in Social Research
Nicholas J. Langenfeld Chair i(212) 636-6708
ahorowitz2@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center

M.S.W., Fordham; Ph.D., Columbia University
Aging
Family support and relationships
Disability
Depression

Full Profile >>
The Nicholas J. Langenfeld Chair in Social Research >>

BARBARA KAIL

Associate Professor
(212) 636-6651
kail@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., Bryn Mawr; M.S., D.S.W., Columbia University
Research methodology
Substance abuse
Relationships

Full Profile >>

RACHELLE E. KAMMER
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Institute for Women and Girls
(212) 636-6660
kammer@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.S.W., Ph.D., Columbia University
Women, trauma, and addiction
Adolescent mental health
Working with faith-based communities identifying, facilitating mental health treatment
mental health education and screeing of older adults
Full Profile >>
Institute for Women and Girls >>

CAROL P. KAPLAN
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6672
ckaplan@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Queens College; M.S.W., Hunter; Ph.D., New York University
Adolescents
Children
Families
Mental health
Full Profile >>

DAVID E. KOCH
Clinical Associate Professor
Director,Bachelors Degree in Social Work
(212) 636-6656
koch@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., University of California(Berkeley); M.S.W., Fordham University; Ph.D., CUNY (Graduate Center)
Stress, coping and social support
HIV/AIDS Policy and practice
Lesbian and gay health/mental health
Hardiness and resilience in social work practice
Full Profile >>
Bachelors Degree in Social Work >>

WINNIE W. KUNG
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6635
kung@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.Soc.Sc., University of Hong Kong; M.S.W. Washington University at St. Louis; Ph.D. University of Chicago
Mental health issues with Asian Americans
Family systems
Caregivers of mentallly ill patients
Depression
Full Profile >>

JI SEON LEE
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6658
jilee@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); M.P.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., Columbia University
Aging policy
Health and long term care
Managed care
Full Profile >>

ANITA LIGHTBURN
Professor
Director, Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty
(914) 367-3436
lightburn@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
B.A., Wheaton College, M.S.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., Columbia University
Mental Health and Child Welfare
Family Support, School-based Practice
Capacity Building in Faith Communities
Program Evaluation and Research
Community-based clinicalpractice
Full Profile >>
Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty>>

ALLAN LUKS
Visiting Professor
Director, The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders
(212) 930-8831

aluks@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., University of North Carolina; J.D., Georgetown
Social policy, advocacy and implementation
The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders >>

DANA B. MARLOWE
Clinical Assistant Professor
(914) 367-3106

marlowe@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
B.A., State University at Binghamton; M.S.W., SUNY, Buffalo;Ph.D., Fordham
Social welfare policy
HIV/AIDS
Teaching
Full Profile >>

TINA MASCHI
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6640

tmaschi@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Douglas College; M.S.W., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Life Course Trauma and Stress, Coping, and Well-Being (Victims and/or Offenders)
Interdisciplinary Practice/Forensic Social Work (particularly, the practice intersection that involves Aging, Physical and Mental Health, and Criminal Justice)
Human Rights and Social Justice: The Translation to Research and Practice
The Use of Arts and Alternative Interventions for Individual and Social Change and Well-Being (e.g., Recreational Drumming)
Full Profile >>
Dr. Maschi's Website >>
Be The Evidence Project >>
The Moving Stories Project >>

BRENDA G. MCGOWAN
Professor
James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies
(212) 636-7130
brmcgowan@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Wellesly College; M.S.W., Boston College; D.S.W., Columbia University
Organization and delivery of child welfare services
Staff recruitment and retention of child welfare
Making research relevant to practitioners
Recruitment and retention of child welfare staff

Full Profile >>
The James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies >>

DEBRA M. MCPHEE
Dean & Professor
(212) 636-6616
dmcphee1@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center

WILLIAM MEEZAN
Visiting Professor
Mary Ann Quaranta Chair for Social Justice for Children
(646) 293-3966 

wmeezan@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., University of Vermont; M.S.W., Florida State University; Ph.D., Columbia University
Child Welfare - family support, family preservation, child abuse & neglect, foster care, adoption
Full Profile >>
The Mary Ann Quaranta Chair for Social Justice for Children >>

ELAINE NORMAN
Professor
(212) 636-6664

buckle722@aol.com
Lincoln Center
B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn); M.A., Columbia; M.S.W., Fordham;Ph.D., CUNY (Graduate Center)
Women's issues
Resiliency

ROSE PEREZ
Assistant Professor
(212) 636-6626

roperez@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Boston University; M.B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago
Immigration
Acculturation and emotional well-being
Adolescents and families
Hispanics
Full Profile >>

CHAYA PIOTRKOWSKI

Professor
(212) 636-6652

piotrkowski@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., University of California, Berkley; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research
Women, work and stress
Early intervention and prevention of school failure
Work and family policy and research
Full Profile >>

CYNTHIA CANNON POINDEXTER

Associate Professor
(914) 367-3103
poindexter@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
HIV/AIDS
Management
Community Practice
Gerontology
Full Profile >>

MARCIANA POPESCU
Associate Professor
(914) 367-3437
popescu@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
B.S.W., M.A., University of Bucharest; M.S.W., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Bucherest
Social policy
Macropractice
Family violence
Program evaluation/evaluation research

HOWARD ROBINSON
Clinical Associate Professor
(914) 367-3439
hrobinson@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
Full Profile >>

DOLLY SACRISTAN
Assistant Professor
(212) 636-7784
dsacristan@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
M.S.W., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Yeshiva University
Clinical practice with Latinos
International social work practice
Social work education

Full Profile >>

YVETTE SEALY

Associate Professor
(212) 636-6679
sealy@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., M.S.W., CUNY(Hunter); Ph.D., Fordham
Clinical practice
Substance use with Hispanic and African American population
Differential diagnosis with minority groups

LYN KENNEDY SLATER
Clinical Associate Professor
(212) 636-6674
lslater@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
M.S.W., Hunter; M.A., SUNY Albany School of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate and University Center
Child welfare workforce development
Social justice for families and children
Evidence-based practice for families and children involved in the legal system
Full Profile >>

JUDITH R. SMITH
Associate Professor
(212) 636-6643
jsmith@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.A., Antioch College; M.S.W., Adelphi, Ph.D., Columbia
Intergenerational family relationships
Gerontology
Elder abuse
Early child development
Full Profile >>

VIRGINIA C. STRAND
Professor
(914) 367-3435
strand@fordham.edu
Fordham Westchester
B.A., Macalester; M.S.W., Catholic University; D.S.W., Columbia University
Child abuse
Women's issues
Mental health
Law
Full Profile >>

SANDRA TURNER

Associate Professor
(212) 636-6622
sturner@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center & Fordham Westchester
B.A., Northwestern; M.S.W., Fordham; Ph.D., Rutgers
Substance abuse
Prevention
Adolescent Hispanic females
Full Profile >>

EDGAR H. TYSON
Associate
Professor
(212) 636-6645
tyson@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center
B.S., M.S.W., Barry University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Culturally competent mental health assessment
Culturally competent intervention with youth
Youth culture in intervention
Juvenile delinquency
Full Profile >>

LAURA WERNICK
Assistant Professor
(212) 636-6650
lwernick@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S.W., M.P.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Innovative community organizing models
LGBTQ youth organizing & empowerment
Philanthropy, class, democracy & power
Power, privilege, oppression & social justice
Arts and social change
 
FUHUA ZHAI
Associate Professor
(212) 636-3966
fzhai1@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
 
 
 

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