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Harriet Goodman

Executive Officer, Associate Professor
Hunter College, School of Social Work
Room 604


Phone 212-396-7559

Janille Bagcal

Assistant Program Officer
Hunter College
Room 6A


Phone 212-396-7615

Mimi Abramovitz
Areas of Expertise: History of US Welfare State; the impact of neoliberalism on the US Welfare State; contemporary social welfare policy issues; low income women's activism; class, race, gender, and social welfare policy

Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith
Areas of Expertise: Experiences of forced migrants; impact of torture, human right abuses, trauma, armed conflict and displacement; compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in service providers; HIV/AIDS risk and preventative factors among African immigrants; and multicultural issues

Paul Attewell
Areas of Expertise: Educational Inequality, High School, Information Technology in Education

Luis Barrios
Areas of Expertise: Latin American & Latino/os Studies; Qualitative-Participatory Action Research; Street and Prison Gangs; Liberation & Cultural Theology

Juan Battle
Areas of Expertise: Education; race; ethnicity; migration; quantitative methods

Katharine Bloeser
Areas of Expertise: Veterans; trauma

Luisa Borrell
Areas of Expertise: Social determinants of health

Martha Bragin
Areas of Expertise: Psychosocial interventions that support resilience in communities affected by conflict; disaster and adversity; building locality based social work capacity in countries in crisis; participatory research methods; developmentally and culturally informed interventions

Stephen Burghardt
Areas of Expertise: Community organizing for the 21st century; transformative models of agency leadership; child welfare: improving front line practice/issues of racial disparity and disproportionality; ending the macro-micro practice divide through mindful practice; cultural competency & cultural humility

Elizabeth Capezuti
Areas of Expertise: Gerontology, geriatric nursing, palliative and hospice care, technological interventions, advanced practice, work enviornment

Mary M. Cavanaugh
Areas of Expertise: Intimate partner violence; prevention for males at risk of violence; domestic violence prevention and interventions; batterers intervention; mental health

Bin Chen
Areas of Expertise: Focuses on cross-sectoral governance and interorganizational collaboration in public policy implementation, government-nonprofit relations, regional networked governance, and comparative public administration and public policy; spans policy areas of family and children services, elderly care, homeless, mental health and disability

Sherry Deckman
Areas of Expertise: Educational equity and justice; social inequality; diversity

Diane DePanfilis
Areas of Expertise: Social work intervention research; child maltreatment prevention; implementation science; child welfare policies, programs, and practice

Sarah-Jane Dodd
Areas of Expertise: Social work ethics; social welfare policy; LGBT policy and practice issues; practice-based research and program evaluation

Irwin Epstein
Areas of Expertise: Practice-research integration and research utilization

Michael Fabricant
Areas of Expertise: Housing and homelessness; the political economy and culture of non-profits; juvenile delinquency; urban public education; community and labor organizing; qualitative research

Daniel Gardner
Areas of Expertise: Social gerontology; palliative and end-of-life care; psychosocial oncology; family healthcare decision-making; health and mental health policy

Nancy Giunta
Areas of Expertise: Aging/Gerontology: Health & long-term care policy; home and community-based services; aging-friendly communities; caregiver support; Macro social work practice: Inter-agency collaboration; community organizing; community-based participatory research

Sarit Golub
Areas of Expertise: Gender and sexuality: including research on feminist identity, transgender health, and the impact of sexual behavior and expression on physical, mental, emotional, and relational health

Harriet Goodman
Areas of Expertise: Distance education; children welfare; pedagogy of research; qualitative research methods; evidence based practice

Bernadette Hadden
Areas of Expertise: HIV and AIDS prevention interventions among persons of color; program evaluation of non-profit organizations; providing training to community-based organizations in HIV prevention

Roger Hart
Areas of Expertise: Children's development and the quality of the physical environment; the participatory development of communities

Colleen Henry
Areas of Expertise: Child welfare practice and policy; child well-being; child exposure to domestic violence; welfare state theory

Daniel Herman
Areas of Expertise: Mental health services research; intervention research; severe mental illness; homelessness

Dagmar Herzog
Areas of Expertise: Modern European; History of Sexuality; History of Religion

Heidi Jones
Areas of Expertise: Reproductive health, epidemiological methods, causal inference

Lila Kazemian
Areas of Expertise: Life-course and criminal career research; desistance from crime; prisoner reentry; comparative research

Alexis Kuerbis
Areas of Expertise: Substance use and misuse; brief interventions for problem drinkers; mechanisms of behavior change within addictive behaviors; substance use and aging; substance use and LGBT populations; working with populations mandated to treatment; ecological momentary assessment

Paul Kurzman
Areas of Expertise: Management of public and non-profit organizations; occupational social work policy and practice; ethical and risk-management issues in professional practice; employee assistance program effectiveness; impact of licensing on social workers and social agencies

Marina Lalayants
Areas of Expertise: Parent advocacy/peer support in child welfare; parent engagement in child welfare; multidisciplinary practices in child protection; child welfare and child protection in developing countries

Rufina Lee
Areas of Expertise: Serious mental illness; psychiatric epidemiology

Mary Clare Lennon
Areas of Expertise: Quantitative Social Research, Social Policy, Child well-being, Inequality, and Urban Sociology

Vicki Lens
Areas of Expertise: Socio-legal studies; social justice and fairness in the courts; lived experience of race, class and gender in the legal system, inequality and anti-oppression studies; ethnographic and qualitative research methods

Michael A. Lewis
Areas of Expertise: Quantitative methods; social policy; civic engagement

Gerald P. Mallon
Areas of Expertise: Child welfare; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans children, youth, & family issues; animal assisted therapy

James Mandiberg
Areas of Expertise: Leadership and management of mission-based and civil society organizations; social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation; social sector planning and development; community and economic development; social movement studies

Carl Mazza
Areas of Expertise: Incarcerated fathers; children of incarcerated parents; persons re-entering the larger society from prison; practicing social work in prisons; and adolescent fathers

Jonathan Prince
Areas of Expertise: Mental health; substance abuse

Rosa Rivera-McCutchen
Areas of Expertise: Small high school reform in NYC; the role of leadership in sustaining reform; understanding what "critical" caring looks like in schools

Andrea Savage
Areas of Expertise: Program evaluation and practice based research; organizational management/management theory; substance abuse treatment and organization; service delivery to women with co-occurring disorders and trauma

Benjamin Shepard
Areas of Expertise: Social movements, community organizing, sexual politics, labor, and social work practice

Brett Stoudt
Areas of Expertise: Privilege; oppression; participatory action research; critical theories

Barbra Teater
Areas of Expertise: Health and well-being among older adults; research methods and evidence-based practice in social work; social work theories and methods; and social work education and the academic workforce

Willie Tolliver
Areas of Expertise: Transformative leadership and spiritual well-being for groups and individuals; personal awakening and personal mastery as the keys to organizational transformation, whether in public schools, corporate board rooms, or other organizations committed to long term excellence

Deborah L. Tolman
Areas of Expertise: Adolescent development; gender development; sexuality in adolescence; women's sexuality; female adolescent depression and self-esteem; and embodiment

Bryan Warde
Areas of Expertise: The experiences of African American and Latino males in higher education, the underrepresentation of male social workers of color, and disproportionality in the child welfare and criminal justice system

Roderick Watts
Areas of Expertise: Youth civic and socio-political development; men and masculinity; African-center.