Faculty / Staff

Department of Social Sciences Faculty and Staff Listing.

Department Chair

Acker, GilaAcker, Gila
Professor
718-262-2613
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.   

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Full-Time Faculty

Acker, GilaAcker, Gila
Professor
718-262-2613
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.   

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Divale, WilliamDivale, William
Professor
718-262-2982
AC-3A01
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no photoGeorge-Moses, Crystal
Substitute Assistant Professor
718-262-2605
AC-3A02
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Glickman, KimGlickman, Kim
Clinical Professor
(718) 262-2616
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.
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Gregory, MicheleGregory, Michele
Associate Professor
718-262-3773
AC-3A03

My research is on the relationship between hegemonic masculinities and organizational inequality, which includes examining issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and class.  In addition, I examine how sports are used in the workplace by employers and employees to construct competitive masculine discourses of embodiment.

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Letteney, SusanLetteney, Susan
Professor
718-262-2614
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.
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Levey, TaniaLevey, Tania
Associate Professor
718-262-3779
AC-3A09
My broad research interests include gender inequality; higher education, work and occupations; stigma; and sex work. My past research has focused on the effects of public higher education on the long-term educational and occupational attainments of low-income women and their children. Currently, I am examining issues relating to emotional labor and stigma among sex workers, specifically professional dominatrixes.
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Oglensky, BonnieOglensky, Bonnie
Associate Professor
718-262-2612
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.

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Rodgers, SelenaRodgers, Selena
Assistant Professor
718-262-2626
AC-3A07
Dr. Selena T. Rodgers is an assistant professor of social work at York College, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Her research agenda has focused on posttraumatic growth and socio-cultural factors in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups. Dr. Rodgers' primary teaching responsibilities to the program include, Introduction to Social Work and Social Research Methods II. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) with over 18 years of expertise in global social work education and practice. Dr. Rodgers received the prestigious US Department of State Fulbright Specialist Award.
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Rosenthal, BethRosenthal, Beth
Professor
718-262-2615
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

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Zhang, XiaodanZhang, Xiaodan
Associate Professor
718-262-2619
AC-3A11

Xiaodan Zhang's research focuses on changing labor relations under the economic reform in China. It is part of her larger intellectual inquires into construction and reproduction of power relations in society. The theoretical questions are centered on the relations between institutions, human actions and social changes. She also examines the cultural factor; but her interest is in finding out how and why certain cultural elements survive different social systems. Gender is another area of study. She is interested in women’s social movements in China and how it adopts, applies and redefines feminist theories from the West.

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Professor Emeriti

no photoAshton, Vicki
Professor Emeritus
718-262-2958
AC-3A11
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Part-Time Faculty

 Cobb, Akosua, Adjunct

 DuBose, Carla, Adjunct Instructor

 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

 Roman, Jessica, CUNY Office Assistant