GSS Administration and Staff

The Fordham University administration and staff that lead the Graduate School of Social Service departments is key to our student-centered educational environment. They assist you as you apply to the degree programs, and they provide ongoing guidance and advisement as you progress through your program. They set up your classes, arrange your field placements, facilitate your research, and ensure that the activities of the school run smoothly. They administer the programs and provide careful attention so you’ll feel empowered, cared for, and challenged to pursue a meaningful career in social work.

Debra M. McPhee, Ph.D.

Dean
212-636-6616
Lincoln Center – Lowenstein 726

Debra M. McPhee

Linda White-Ryan, Ph.D., LCSW, R.N., CASAC

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
212-636-6605 or 914-367-3017
whiteryan@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center – Lowenstein 726 or Westchester – 400 Westchester 109

Associate Dean Linda White-Ryan Headshot

Elaine Congress, M.S.W., D.S.W.

Associate Dean of Continuing Education and Special Programs
212-636-6667
congress@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center – Lowenstein 726E

Elaine Congress