Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Staff Bios


Dale Lindquist, LCSW, D.Min.
, is the Director of the Online MSW Program where he serves as academic advisor to online students, and oversees the operation of the program.  He received his MSW from Fordham and holds graduate degrees from Yale University.  He has been in clinical practice for over 25 years working in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals and clinics in addition to private practice.  At Fordham he has served on both the clinical faculty and administration.  Prior to his career in social work he directed documentary films on social, cultural and mental health issues.


Kathleen Rund, LCSW, is the Program Administrator and Student Liaison for the Online MSW Program. Kathleen is a Fordham MSW graduate with 10 years of experience in the social service and community mental health field. In her role, she will manage the administrative functions of the online program including program development and marketing, oversee student related matters, and coordinate with administration and faculty to assure students’ academic success. In addition, Kathleen will be a students’ point of contact and a source of support as they embark on an exciting journey towards an MSW degree.


Jeffrey Coyle, LCSWR, is the Associate Director of Online Field Instruction.  Since graduating from Fordham, Jeff has spent most of the past twenty years working in New York City community mental health, first as a clinician and then as a clinic director.  In addition, Jeff has worked as a part-time Faculty Advisor, facilitating on-campus Integrative Seminars for the Molloy-Fordham MSW program.  As the Associate Director of Online Field Instruction, Jeff is responsible for matching students with their field placements and is the liaison between the student, field placement agency and the university.


Kraig DeMatteis, M.S. Ed., has been working at Fordham University since 2004.  He graduated from Fordham’s Graduate School of Education with a focus in adult education and technology, and has spent 15 years assisting educators in using educational technology to enhance teaching and learning in K-12, higher education, post-graduate and informal programs.  Kraig’s role in the Online MSW program is to provide a seamless online learning environment where students and instructors can concentrate on their education in the field of social work while limiting technological barriers and constraints.

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