Oglensky, Bonnie

Associate Professor
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-2612
Office Location: AC-3A06B

Office Hours 
Tuesday 12-1 pm 
Thursday 2-3 pm 


PhD The Graduate Center, City University of New York Sociology 2002 
MPhil The Graduate Center, City University of New York Sociology 1995 
MSW New York University Social Work  
BA George Washington University Sociology  

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.

Areas of Expertise

Professional socialization
Workforce development
Workplace and organizational relationships
Psychoanalytic sociology
Writing pedagogy

Books in Field Of Expertise

Epstein, C.F., Seron, C., Oglensky, B., and Saute, R.. The part-time paradox: Time norms, professional life, family, and gender. : Routledge, 1999. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Oglensky, B.. ""M" word: Fears and fantasies." Clio's Psyche. 16(4) 2010: 391-395.

Oglensky, B and Davisdon, E.. "Teaching and Learning Through Clinical Report-Writing Genres." International Journal of Learning. 16(9) 2009: 139-152.

Oglensky, B.. "The ambivalent dynamics of loyalty in mentorship.." Human Relations. 61(3) 2008: 419-448.

Oglensky, B.. "Writing in the Field: Professional Socialization in Social Work." DisCover: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 1(1) 2008: 85-110.

Oglensky, B.. "Record-keeping and professional socialization in social work." International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 3(6) 2008: 7-14.

Oglensky, B.. "Socio-psychoanalytic perspectives on the subordinate." Human Relations. 48(9) 1995: 1029-1054.

Epstein, C. F., and R. Saute, B. Oglensky, & M. Gever. "Glass ceilings and open doors: Women's advancement in the legal profession." Fordham Law Review. 64(2) 1995: 200-360.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Swoboda, D., Davidson, E., Keiler, L., and Oglensky, B. "Creating space for scholarship of teaching and learning: Transforming the meaning of academic work.." In Making Teaching and Learning Matter: Transformative Spaces in Higher Education, Edited by J. Summerfield and C. Smith. New York: Springer.. 2011: .

Epstein, C. F., and C. Seron, B. Oglensky, & R. Saute. "Part-time work and family life." . In Working in America: Continuity, Conflict, and Change. Second Ed. Ann S. Wharton, Editor. Boston, Ma.: McGraw Hill. 2002: .

Epstein, C. F., and C. Seron, B. Oglensky, & R. Saute. "The family and part-time work." In A. and J. Skolnick (Eds.), Family in Transition. Boston, Ma.: Allyn & Bacon. 2002: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Psychoanalytic Review, Co-authored review (with C. B. Silver) of "Organizations on the Couch"" 1996, 83(3): 451-457.

"Management Learning, Review of "Masculinity and the British Organization Man"" 1996: .


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Panel of Writing Fellows Alumni: Writing Fellowship as Career Development " April 2011: Writing Fellows Professional Development Program. John Jay College, City University of New York, NY, NY..

" Teaching and Learning Through Clinical Writing Genres " July 2009: 16th International Conference on Learning, Barcelona, Spain.

" Writing in the Field: WAC Work in Professional Programs " April 2009: York College, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Faculty Development Series.

" Enhancing University-Community Partnerships: A Model to Improve Child Welfare and BSW Internships " October 2008: Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (APM-CSWE), Philadelphia, Pa.

" Learning a Discipline by Collaborating on a Writing Project: A Successful Writing Fellow-Faculty Partnership " October, 2008: Writing Fellow Professional Development Conference, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, NY, NY..

" Writing in the Field: Learning Through Report Writing in Social Work " September 2008: First Annual CETL Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Poster Session, York College, Jamaica, NY.

" Writing in the Field: A Tool for Professional Socialization in Social Work " July 2008: International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Tuscany, Italy.

" Professional Writing in Social Work " May 2008: Ninth Biennial International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Austin, Texas.

" Panel Discussion of Faculty Grant Recipients " March 2008: York College, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Open House.

" Building A Community for Change: Inter-professional Collaboration to Enhance Public Child Welfare and BSW Internships " March 2008: National Association of Social Workers—New York State Chapter Annual Meeting, Albany, NY.

" Collaborating for Change. A Model to Enhance Both Internships and Public Social Services " September, 2007: New York State Social Work Education Association Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY.

" The Dialectics of Loyalty in Mentorship " August, 2007: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY..

" The Emotional Glue in Mentorship " March, 2007: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa..

" Pairs Research: Problems and Possibilities " August 2006: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada..

" Binding Ties: Loyalty Dynamics in Mentorship " July 2006: International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Meeting, Rethymnon, Greece.

" The Writing Fellowship and Career Development Discussion " September 2005: Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines Professional Education Event. Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, NY.

" Unpacking the Baggage of Mentorship: Conceptual Considerations " March 2005: Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

" The Link Between Quality Assurance and Program Development " May 2004: Seeds of Hope Conference: The Life and Legacy of Project Liberty, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

CUNY Writing Fellow--Brionx Community College: 2000-2002.

Mercantile Library of New York, Writer’s Studio Residency: 1999-2000.

Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Dissertation Grant: 1998-1999.

David Spitz Dissertation Fellowship: 1996-1997.

Joseph Bensman Award (The Graduate Center, City University of New York): 1995.


PSC-CUNY, Teaching Clinical Writing for Social Work Practice. 2011-2012: .

PSC-CUNY, Writing in the Field: A Follow-Up Study. 2010-2011: .

PSC-CUNY, Getting Ready for Work: Teaching and Learning Professional Report Writing in Social Work. 2009-2010: .

CUNY-York College, Smart Classroom Faculty Development Grant. 2009: .

York College--Title III, Teaching Excellence Travel Award. 2008: .

York College--Title III, Scholarship for Teaching Excellence Program (STEP) Grant. 2007-2008: .

PSC-CUNY, Pairs Research: Problems and Possibilities. 2006-2007: .

PSC-CUNY, The Ties That Bind: Loyalty in Mentorship. 2005-2006: .

Oglensky, Bonnie

Oglensky, Bonnie
Associate Professor
Social Work