Faculty / Staff

Department of Social Sciences Faculty and Staff Listing.

Department Chair

Acker, Gila
Acker, Gila
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

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George-Moses, Crystal
Substitute Assistant Professor
O: AC-3A02

Glickman, Kim
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
Letteney, Susan
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.

Moldovan, Vadim
Moldovan, Vadim
Associate Professor
O: AC-3A06C
I have stumbled upon the social work field after dabbling in a number of other areas of human endeavor - studying mechanical engineering in the Soviet Union (where I was born and have spent my formative years); working for a wine-importing company, attending a graduate business school, driving a cab in New York City, and raking blueberries in Maine. I found my true vocation in social work and never looked back. Worked my way up from case worker to clinic director earning graduate and doctoral degrees along the way. My abiding interest in the field of chronic mental illness has led me to academia where i teach, coordinate the Social Work Program and pursue studies in Eastern Europe in the areas of ethnographic research at psychiatric hospitals and Soviet psychiatry.

Rodgers, Selena
Rodgers, Selena
Assistant Professor
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 20 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 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Steen, Jeffrey

Professor Emeriti

Rosenthal, Beth
Rosenthal, Beth
Professor Emerita
O: AC-3B03

Part-Time Faculty

 James, Kirk, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Koyama, Jill, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Lilavois, Cathleen, Adjunct Lecturer

 Santangelo, Antonia, Adjunct Lecturer

College Laboratory Technician


 Alcime, Fabiola, College Assistant

 Benjamin, Nicole, Non-Teaching Adjunct

 Brown, Parthenia, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 DeVeaux, Michael, Adjunct Lecturer

 Flournoy, Sherri, Adjunct Lecturer

 Hubert, Isabelle, CUNY Office Assistant

 Nanda, Radhika, Adjunct Lecturer

 Roeback, Shirell, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Roman, Jessica, CUNY Office Assistant

 Ryan-Begin, Rana, Adjunct Lecturer