Faculty / Staff

Department of Social Sciences Faculty and Staff Listing.

Department Chair

Acker, Gila
Professor
P:718-262-2613
O: AC-3A11B

Dr. Acker is Professor of Social Work and the Chairperson of the Social Sciences Department.  She teaches social research and generalist social work practice courses.  Her research interests include: Burnout among mental health care providers, role stress, social support, social workers' attitudes toward managed care, and role expectations of social work students.  She is certified as a Psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapist by the Long Island Institute for Mental Health.   


Full-Time Faculty

Acker, Gila
Professor
P:718-262-2613
O: AC-3A11B

Dr. Acker is Professor of Social Work and the Chairperson of the Social Sciences Department.  She teaches social research and generalist social work practice courses.  Her research interests include: Burnout among mental health care providers, role stress, social support, social workers' attitudes toward managed care, and role expectations of social work students.  She is certified as a Psychoanalytic oriented psychotherapist by the Long Island Institute for Mental Health.   


Divale, William
Professor
P:718-262-2982
O: AC-3A01

George-Moses, Crystal
Substitute Assistant Professor
P:718-262-2605
O: AC-3A02

Glickman, Kim
Clinical Professor
P:(718) 262-2616
O: AC-3A11C
Kim Glickman holds a Doctorate in Social Work from Columbia University. Her dissertation, entitled, “Complicated Grief Treatment: What Makes it Work?” examined the putative mediators of Complicated Grief Treatment. Prior to joining the faculty at York College, Dr. Glickman worked for many years in the field of outpatient mental health, providing individual and group therapy to children and families in public agency settings as well as privately. She also served as Project Coordinator for the Dutchess County Universal Response to Domestic Violence Project and worked as a domestic violence counselor for the Jewish Board of Family Children’s Services in the Bronx. Most recently, Dr. Glickman served as an Independent Evaluator for the Complicated Grief Treatment Program at Columbia University. Dr. Glickman has been trained in Complicated Grief Treatment, a cognitive-behavioral treatment for those suffering from Complicated Grief.

Letteney, Susan
Professor
P:718-262-2614
O: AC-3A11C
Susan Letteney is Professor of Social Work in the Social Sciences Department at York College and Research Fellow at the Center for Community and Urban Health at Hunter College School of Public Health. She teaches courses on social welfare programs and policies, human behavior, community organizing and generalist practice skills. Dr. Letteney has developed Writing Intensive and online courses. Her research focuses on issues that confront children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, including disclosure, stigma, social support, caregiving, custody planning and children’s adjustment to a parent’s HIV illness. Her social work practice experience includes the clinical and policy aspects of health/mental health programs for women and children. She has designed permanency planning, mental health and chemical dependency programs for underserved women and children in New York City.

Oglensky, Bonnie
Associate Professor
P:718-262-2612
O: AC-3A06-B

Trained as a sociologist and social worker, Dr. Oglensky teaches the senior field seminar, social welfare policy and history, and sociology courses in religion and self & society. She has recently been invited to be a Consortial faculty member at CUNY's New Community College, having served on the planning team for the innovative first-year curricula. Dr. Oglensky's primary research interests concern authority, workplace relationships, and professional socialization. Current projects focus on cross-disciplinary expansion of a cutting edge pedagogy of record-writing. Dr. Oglensky has co-authored the book, The Part-Time Paradox (with C.F. Epstein, C. Seron, and R. Saute, Routledge, 1999), and is known in the field of organizational behavior for her articles on mentorship that integrate psychoanalytic and sociological perspectives.


Rodgers, Selena
Assistant Professor
P:718-262-2626
O: AC-3A07
Dr. Selena T. Rodgers is an assistant professor at York College of the City University of New York, School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs in the Department of Social Work. She coordinates and teaches Social Research Methods II. Her research agenda includes, posttraumatic growth and socio-cultural factors in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups, Black women discourse on issues of leadership, mentoring and trauma- and stressor exposures. Dr. Rodgers also has a passion for student mentoring and strengthening communities locally and globally. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) with over 19 years of expertise in domestic and global social work administration, academic, and practice settings. Dr. Rodgers is an internationally recognized social work scholar and educator who has the honor of receiving the prestigious designation of Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Specialist Program from the United States of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Rosenthal, Beth
Professor
P:718-262-2615
O: AC-3B03

Dr. Rosenthal is a Professor of Social Work at York College and The Graduate Center. She teaches social research and social policy. Her research focuses on 1) stressors (e.g., perceived racial discrimination, experience with domestic violence, experience with serious accidents) and psycho-social outcomes (e.g., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, college performance, upper respiratory illness) among older adolescents; and on 2) resilience factors (e.g., emotional social support, religiosity, sense of personal control, emotional reactivity) that protect older adolescents from negative outcomes to stressors. Dr. Rosenthal has received four continuous NIH grants covering the period 1996-2013. She has mentored more than 2 dozen students in multiple disciplines. Dr. Rosenthal is considered one of 15 “leading U.S. social work researchers” in undergraduate social work programs; she recently received the York College Presidential Award for Scholarship


Professor Emeriti

Part-Time Faculty

 Koyama, Jill, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Kreider-Verhalle, Esther, Adjunct Lecturer

 Santangelo, Antonia, Adjunct Lecturer

 Sperry, Ryan, Adjunct Assistant Professor

College Laboratory Technician

Staff

 Hubert, Isabelle, CUNY Office Assistant

 Kostrzewa, Aneta, Part-Time

 Nanda, Radhika, Adjunct Lecturer

 Roman, Jessica, CUNY Office Assistant