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associate professor

Dr. Tina Maschi is an associate professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in New York City. She is a 2010 recipient of the competitive Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program Award, which is funded by the Hartford Foundation and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She is the principal investigator for the research project, "Trauma, coping resources, and well-being among older adults in prison". She also has received intramural research grants and fellowships for her research. Dr. Maschi also is a 2009 recipient of the Council on Social Work Education’s Faculty Scholar’s Award for the research project for Promising Practices in Social Work Research Education.

Dr. Maschi also has over 15 years of clinical social work and research experience in juvenile and criminal justice settings and community mental health settings. She also is a professional musician and integrates the use of creative arts interventions for improving well-being and feelings of community and empowerment among diverse populations, including youth, older adults, women, and professionals in high stress positions.  She is currently coordinator of the Human Rights and Social Justice Course Sequence.  She teaches research, practice, and the foundation human rights and social justice courses at the Lincoln Center and Westchester Campuses at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.

Contact Information: (212) 636-6640 /  


Elder Abuse Radio Show on Fordham Conversations 90.7 WFUV


New Social Work Journal Takes Cross-Disciplinary Approach >>

Elder Abuse in Prisons: The Call for Elder Justice and Human Rights Protections Behind Bars  >>

Social Work Group Strives to 'Be the Evidence' in the World >>  

Incarcerated Grandparents: Unlocking the Secrets of Trauma, Abuse, and Resilience from our Elders in Prison >>

Neglect Me Not:  Elder Abuse in Prisons >>


Be the Evidence Project >>
Moving Stories Project >>





Dr. Maschi’s research interests and publications are in the following areas:

  • 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)

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