Mary Ann Forgey

Mary Ann Forgey, Faculty Profile

Phone: 212-636-6642
Office: Lincoln Center 903C

  • BA, MSW, Boston College

    PhD, Columbia University

  • Intimate partner violence

    Evidence based assessment

    Military social work

    International social work

  • Mary Ann Forgey is a Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. She received her BA and MSW from Boston College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has been a full-time faculty member at Fordham GSSS since 1994. Dr. Forgey teaches a range of practice courses in the foundation area and in the advanced year and has been responsible for the development of several new courses and curriculum initiatives. In 2010, she developed Fordham’s first elective in military social work practice. Together with a GSSS colleague, Dr. Forgey spearheaded Fordham’s Legacy MSW Online Program in collaboration with JesuitNET and served as the first Chair of the Online Faculty Committee. Within the Legacy Online Program, she produced the Generalist Social Work Practice course. 

    Dr. Forgey’s interests include: evidence-based assessment of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); social work practice with the military; the use of standardized clients (actors) in social work education and training; international social work education; and distance education. She served as the Principal Investigator on two multi-year research projects related to Intimate Partner Violence within the military. The first study investigated the patterns of IPV among military women. The second study developed an evidence-based IPV assessment protocol for the Army and implemented an assessment training program using standardized clients. Her involvement in international social work includes social work curricula development training in Vietnam and a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland, where she taught at the University College Dublin and conducted joint research on IPV assessment practices. 

    Currently, Dr. Forgey is the Principal Investigator on an international comparison study of the roles of military social workers in multiple counties. Dr. Forgey’s practice experience includes employment as a civilian social worker for the Department of the Army in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she served as the Director of Army Community Services and Family Advocacy Program Manager, and as a Child Protection Services (CPS) social worker in Massachusetts.

  • Misca, G. & Forgey, M.A. (2017) The role of PTSD in bi-directional intimate partner violence in military and veteran populations: a research review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1394, 1-8. 

    Forgey, M.A. & Ortega-Williams, A. (2016). Teaching social work practice effectively online: Moving beyond can to how. Advances in Social Work. 17(1), 46-64. 

    Forgey, M.A., & Young, S. (2014). Increasing military social work knowledge: An evaluation of learning outcomes. Journal of Health and Social Work, 39 (1) 7-15. Special Issue on Military Social Work. 

    Forgey, M.A., Allen, M. & Hansen, J. (2014). An exploration of the knowledge base used by Irish and US child welfare practitioners in the assessment of intimate partner violence. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 11, 1/2. 58-72. 

    Forgey, M.A., Loughran, H., & Hansen, J. (2013).  Employing video conferencing to introduce an international perspective in foundation social work practice. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 33, 4/5, 449-456. Special Issue: Distance Learning and Online Education in Social Work.   

    Forgey, M.A., Badger, L., Gilbert, T., Hansen, J. (2013).  Using standardized clients to train social workers in intimate partner violence assessment.  Journal of Social Work Education, 49(2) 293-306.

    Forgey, M.A., Badger, L., Krase, K. (2011).  The development of an evidence-based assessment protocol 

    for intimate partner violence in the US Army. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 8 (3) 323-248.

    Forgey, M.A. & Badger, L (2010).  Patterns of intimate partner violence and associated risk factors among married enlisted female soldiers. Violence and Victims, 25(1) 45-61. 

    Allen, M. & Forgey, M.A. (2007).  Fuelling an unnecessary fire: Commentary on a national study of domestic abuse in Ireland. Administration, 55(4), 145-158.

    Forgey, M.A. & Badger, L. (2006).  Patterns of intimate partner violence among married women in the military. Journal of Family Violence, 21, 369-380. 

    Colarossi, L. & Forgey, M.A. (2006).  Interdisciplinary social work and law curriculum for domestic violence: An evaluation study.  Journal of Social Work Education, 42(2), 371-387.

    Forgey, M.A. & Colarossi, L. (2003).  Interdisciplinary social work and law: A model domestic violence curriculum. Journal of Social Work Education, 39(3), 459-476.

    Forgey, M.A., Cohen, C., & Chazin, R. (2003).  Surviving translation: Teaching the essentials of foundation social work practice in Vietnam. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 23(1/2), 147-166.

    Moynihan, A., Forgey, M.A. & Harris, D. (2001).  Achieving justice: Parents and the child welfare system. Fordham Law Review, 70, 287-335. 

    Forgey, M.A., & Orenstein, H. (2001).  Case Management Working Group Report. Proceedings of the Fordham University Conference: Achieving Justice for Parents in the Child Welfare System. Fordham Law Review. 70, 363-368

    Forgey, M.A., Cohen, C., Berger, S., & Chazin, R. (2000). Outsiders on the inside: Reflections on social work teaching in Vietnam. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 5, (1). 

    Forgey, M.A. (1999). Social work assessment in intimate partner violence; Integrating the empirical knowledge base. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 24, (1) 3-16. 

    Schinke, S.P., Orlandi, M.A., Forgey, M.A. et. al. (1992). Multicomponent school-based strategies to prevent HIV/STD among adolescents.  Research on Social Work Practice, 2(3), 364-379.