Letteney, Susan

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    DSW  Yeshiva University  Social Welfare  1997 
    certificate  New York University  Post-Master's Advanced Clinical Social Work  1993 
    MSW  Hunter College  Social Work  1988 
    BS  Vanderbilt University  Education/Special Education  1977 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Hunter College School of Public Health  Research Fellow  Center for Community and Urban Health  2006-Present 
    Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University  Adjunct Lecturer  Social Work  1995-1997 
    New York University School of Social Work  Lecturer  Social Work  1993 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Beth Israel Medical Center  Program Director  1993-2000 
    NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation  Policy Analyst  1990-1993 
    NYC Department of Mental Health  Program Planner  1987-1990 
    The Hudson Guild  Director of Homeless Services  1983-1987 
    Victim's Services  Counselor  1980-1983 
    Board of Education  K-12 Teacher  1977-1980 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Professor  2011-Present 
    Associate Professor  2005-2011 
    Assistant Professor  2000-2005 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Letteney, S., Krauss, B., & Kaplan, R.. "Examining HIV Positive Parents’ Disclosure to Their Children: A Biopsychosocial Approach." Journal of Social Work in Public Health. 4/12: 25.

        Letteney. "Fathers' with HIV Disease and Disclosure to Children: Reported Experiences and Unique Characteristics." Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 1/12: 24.

        Letteney, S.. "Disrupted Caregiving and Maternal HIV Disease: A Proposed Model for Evaluating HIV-Affected Children's Psychosocial Adjustment." Social Work in Health Care. 49 2010: 753-763.

        Letteney, S.. "Social Workers' Self-Efficacy and Comfort Providing Care for HIV-Affected Children." Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 15 2010: 47-60.

        Letteney, S.. "Disclosure of Maternal HIV Status to Children: Key Psychosocial Correlates." Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 5 2006: 67-84.

        Letteney, S. & Heft LaPorte, H.. "Deconstructing Stigma: Perceptions of HIV Seropositive Mothers and Their Disclosure to Children." Social Work in Health Care. 38 2004: 105-123.

        Letteney, S.. "Issues Confronting HIV-Affected Families." Social Work Today. February 2002: 22-23.

        Letteney, S.. "How Do I Tell My Children?." The Counselor. March/April 2000: 13-17.

        Beckerman, N. & Letteney, S.. "Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Key Emotional Issues." Social Work in Health Care. 31 2000: 25-41.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Fathers with HIV Disease and Disclosure to Children: Ethnicity, Social Support and Symptoms" February 2011: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.

    "Contextualizing HIV Disclosure to Children: The Influence of Culture on Truth-Telling About Disease" February 2011: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.

    "Parents' HIV Disclosure to Children: Perceptions of Urban HIV+ Parents and HCWs in the United States" June 2009: World Health Organization (WHO).

    "Ethnicity, Age and Disease Stage: Correlates of Parents' HIV Disclosure to Children" February 2009: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.

    "Parent's HIV Disclosure to Children: Using Research to Inform Policy" July 2008: 1st National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy.

    "Disclosure Rates and Reasons in Urban HIV+ Parents" February 2008: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.

    "Perceptions of Urban, In-Treatment HIV Positive Parents:A Biopsychosocial Approach" August 2007: The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference.

    "Psychosocial Adjustment of Children in HIV-Affected Families: A Conceptual Model" May 2007: Wurzweiler School of Social Work Anniversary Conference.

    "Parent’s Disclosure of HIV to Their Children:Social Support, Psychological Distress, and Disease Stage" March 2007: National Association of Social Workers.

    "Understanding the Relationship of HIV Disease to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Children in HIV-Affected Families" November 2006: New York State Social Work Education Association 39th Annual Conference.

    "Social Work and the Continuous Care of Children in HIV-Affected Families" February 2005: The Council on Social Work Education.

    "Conversations and Reactions to the Disclosure of Parental HIV: The Voices of Parents Concerning Their School-Aged Children" January 2005: The Society for Social Work and Research.

    "Social Support, Gender, Race and Age: Key Correlates of Parental HIV Disclosure to Children" July 2004: American Psychological Association.

    "Social Support and Parental HIV Disclosure to Children" January 2004: The Society for Social Work and Research.

    "Gender, Race and Age: Significatn Factors Related to Parental HIV Disclosure to Children" July 2003: The National Institute of Mental Health.

    "The Epidemic's 3rd Decade: New Issues in the Care of Children" July 2003: The National Institute of Mental Health.

    "Writing and Social Work Practice" May 2003: CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Conference.

    "Differences in Perceptions of Stigma and Disclosure Behavior Among HIV Seropositive Women" January 2003: The Society for Social Work and Research.

    "The Changing Face of HIV: From Terminal Disease to Chronic Illness" November 2002: New York State Social Work Education Association.

    "Issues Facing Children Infected With HIV and their Caregivers" August 2002: American Psychological Association.

    "Deconstructing Stigma: The Role of Perceived Stigma in the Disclosure Patterns of HIV Positive Mothers" August 2001: New York State Social Work Education Association.

    "Future Care and Custody: Constants and Changes in a Half-Decade of Program Experience with HIV=Affected Families" July 2000: The National Institute of Mental Health.

    "Caregiver Contact and Cultural Sensitivity as Predictors of Successful Future Care and Custody Planning with HIV Seropositive Families" July 1999: The National Institute of Mental Health.

    "The Referral Problems of HIV Positive Parents: Influence on Accessing Permanency Planning" July 1999: The National Institute of Mental Health.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Letteney, S.. "Psychosocial Factors of Parent’s HIV Disclosure to Children in the United States: Challenges to Social Workers in the Absence of Policy Guidelines." Journal of Family Social Work. 2009: 22.

      Krauss, B. & Letteney, S.. "Guidance on HIV Disclosure Counseling for Children." The World Health Organization. 01/11: .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:

      Letteney, S.. "Comparison of Hybrid and Face-to-Face Learning Environments." . : .

  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Research Fellow, Center for Community and Urban Health, Hunter College School of Public Health: 2006-2012.

    CUNY Faculty Publication Program Award: 2003.

    York College Technology Fee Award: 2006.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    The World Health Organization, Assessment of Evidence on Guidance of HIV Disclosure for Children. 2010: $16,000.

    PSC-CUNY 40, Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice Skills in Social Workers. 2009-2010: $2,600.

    PSC-CUNY 37, Planning for the Continuous Care of Children in HIV0Affected Families: A Study of the Training Needs of Social Workers. 2006-2007: $4,057.

    PSC-CUNY 36, Maternal Caregiving of Children in HIV-Affected Families. 2005-2006: $4,200.

    PSC-CUNY 34, Social Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Bahavior: Future care and Custody Planning for HIV-Affected Families. 2003-2004: $4,322.

    PSC-CUNY 33, Social Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior: Pilot Study. 2002-2003: $4,650.

    President's Incentive Award to Faculty Research, Social Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior. 2002-2003: $1,000.

    President's Incentive Award to Faculty Research, The Relationship of Social Support and Mood to HIV Disclosure in Families. 2001-2002: $1,000.

    PSC-CUNY 32, The Relationship of Social Support and Mood to hIV Disclosure in Families. 2001-2002: $4250.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Member, P & B: 2005-Present.

      Faculty Mentor, Junior Faculty: 2009-Present.

      Director, Social Work Program: 2005-2008.

      Lead Author, CSWE Reaccreditation Lead Author: 2004-2005.

      Advisory Board Member, Survey Research Lab Advisory Board: 2002-2004.

      Faculty Mentor, MARC Program: 2000-2003.

      Liaison, Influencing Social Policy: 2001-2007.

      Liaison, New York State Social Work Education Liaison: 2001-2007.

      Faculty Advisor, Social Work Club: 2000-2003.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Member, Charter Review Committee: 2010-Present.

      Chair, York College Curriculum Committee: 2008-Present.

      Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB): 2001-Present.

      Advisory Board Member, Writing Intensive Curriculum: 2007-2010.

      Member, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): 2007-2008.

      Chair, Online Subcommittee of College Curriculum Committee: 2006-2008.

      Member, Strategic Planning Committee 2005-2006: 2005-2007.

      Member, Middle States Education Committee: 2005-2007.

      Member, York College Curriculum Committee: 2004-2007.

      Mentor, Honors Program: 2003-2007.

      Faculty Senator, York College Senate: 2002=2004.

      Secretary, York College Senate: 2002-2003.

      Member, Elections Committee: 2001-2003.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      Member, PSC-CUNY Sociology Review Panel: 2001-2006.

      Faculty Mentor, CUNY Bridges to College: 2003-2004.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

    Chair, Social Work Subdivision The Society for Cross Cultural Research: Present.

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Member, Editorial Board Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment: 2011.

    Founder, Social Work Subdivision The Society of Cross Cultural Research: 2009-Present.

    Reviewer, Journal of Social Work Education: 2010-Present.

    Reviewer, AIDS Care: 2007-Present.

    Reviewer, African Journal of AIDS Research: 2007-Present.

    Reviewer, Advances in Social Work: 2007-Present.

    Reviewer, Pearson Education, Allyn & Bacon: 2001-Present.

    Reviewer, Center for Urban and Community Health, Hunter College School of Public Health: 2000-Present.

    Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute: 1997-2000.

    Research Consultant, UN AIDS HIV in the International Workplace: 2003-2004.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      SCWK 203 Social Welfare Policies and Programs 
      SCWK 300 Generalist Practice I Skills and Laboratory: Working With Individuals 
      SCWK 360 Human Behavior and the Social environment 
      SCWK 400 Generalist Practice III: Community Organizing 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      SCWK 400 Generalist Practice III, Writing Intensive Course.

      SCWK 300 Generalist Practice I, Hybrid Online Course Development.

Letteney, Susan
 

Letteney, Susan
Professor
Social Sciences