Rodgers, Selena

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Social Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2626
Office Location: AC-3A07
srodgers@york.cuny.edu
https://www.york.cuny.edu/Members/srodgers/social-work

Office Hours  
Tuesday  4:00 - 4:50 
Wednesday  12:00 - 12:50 
Thursday  5:00 - 5:50 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Adelphi University  Social Work  1/2009 
MSW  Syracuse University  Social Work  1995 
BS  Marymount College  Social Work  1993 
AA  Alfred State College of Technology, SUNY  Assosciate in Arts  1991 
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.

Areas of Expertise

Black Women Discourse on Issues of Leadership, Mentoring and Trauma- and Stressor Exposures
Posttraumatic Growth in Multi-Cultural and Multi-Ethnic Groups
Domestic and Global Social Work Administration, Education and Practice

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Rodgers, S.T. & Cudjoe, T. "Each One, Teach One: A Blackprint for Mentoring Postsecondary “Twice Exceptional” Student Scholars In “Search of Education, Elevation and Knowledge”." [Best Practices]. Journal of Research Initiatives. accepted May 2014: .

Rodgers, S.T. & Cudjoe, T. "Images of Black Leadership and Mentoring in Higher Education: Personal Narratives from Faculty and Staff." Journal of Research Initiatives. 1(1) 2013: (pp. 1-12).

Rodgers, S.T. "The Trauma Pipeline in Baccalaureate Social Work Students." The National Journal of Urban Education & Practice: Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education. 6(3) 2013, Winter: (pp. 174-187).

Rodgers, S.T. "Exposing the Hushed Latina Immigration Experience: The Global Reality of Refugee-like Situations in America." The Global Studies Journal. 4(1) 2012: (pp. 147-159).

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Rodgers, S.T. "From Childhood Sexual Abuse to Spiritual Well-Being: In All Ways A Survivor." Healing Black Women from Violence: Reclamation and Peace. 2011: (pp. 45-58).

Rodgers, S.T. "Meeting the Challenges of Social Service Delivery in South Korea: A Culturally Competent Model of Solidarity and Integration." In. Meeting the Challenge of Social Service Delivery. 2011: (pp. 141-156).

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Rodgers, S.T. "Posttraumatic Growth." Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO), 21st Edition. Online Publication Date: May 2014: DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1001. NASW Press and Oxford University Press, Inc. (selected as main featured article for July 2014).

Rodgers, S.T. "Racism." Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO), 21st Edition. In progress: NASW Press and Oxford University Press, Inc.

Rodgers, S.T. "Being of Some Scholarly Service...: A New Take On The Scholarship of Engagement in Academe. In F.A. Bonner, II, C.W. Lewis, F. A., B. Lofton, & P. A. Robinson (Eds.)." Priorities of the Professoriate: Engaging Multiple Forms of Scholarship Across Rural and Urban Institutions. forthcoming: Information Age Publishing.

Bent-Goodley, T., St. Vil, N., & Rodgers, S.T. "African Americans". In J. Postmus (Ed)." Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery. 2012: (pp. 13-18). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

Bent-Goodley, T., St. Vil, N., & Rodgers, S.T. "Racism". In J. Postmus (Ed)." Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery. 2012: (pp. 445-447). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

Bent-Goodley, T. B., Chase, L., Rodgers, S.T., & Circo, E.A.. "Our Survival, Our Strengths: Understanding the Experiences of African-American Women in Abusive Relationships. In L. Lockhart & F. Danis (Eds)." Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community: Evidence-based Prevention and Treatment Practices. 2010: (pp. 67-99). New York: Columbia University Press.

Rodgers, S.T. "The Art of Healing: An Afrocentric helping Guide for Practitioners working with African-American Families who Experience Intimate Partner Violence. In R.L. Hampton and T.P. Gullotta (Eds)." Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community: Evidence-based Prevention and Treatment Practices. 2006: (pp. 121-147). NY: Springer-Verlag Publishing.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Fulbright Specialist's Report on Revisioning Social Work Education in Europe's Most Improvised Country: Global Perspectives, Post-Soviet Pedagogies, Curriculum Development " July 11, 2014: Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equity in South Melbourne, Australia.

" You Don’t Know Me…: Black Women Perceptions of Contemporary Stereotypes " April 18, 2014: The National Association of Black Social Workers 46 Annual Conference. An African Tapestry: The Blackprint for the physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellness in Indianapolis, IN.

" The World of Moldova: Social Work Education in a Transitional Political Climate " March 20, 2014: The 31st Annual Conference of Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. in Louisville, KY.

" An Uncompromised Professional Sojourn in Social Work: Conversations with Dr. Selena T. Rodgers " November 19, 2013: Assosciation of Black Social Workers Organization at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York.

" My Fulbright Specialist Experience in Moldova, Eastern Europe: Global Social Work Education, Aleksandr Pushkin, and Reflections as an Outsider Within " October 29, 2013: Global Education at CUNY Forum. York College of The City University of New York in Queens, NY.

" Ensuring Black Women are [A]part of the Global Agenda:Perceptions of Posttraumatic Growth in the Aftermath of Historical and Contemporary Trauma " September 26, 2013: The National Association of Social Workers – South Africa, in association with the International Federation for Social Workers Voices for Development Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

" My Fulbright Specialist Experience in Developing Global Social Work Education in Chişinău, Moldova: An Outsider Within " September 30, 2013: Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University in Vanderbijpark, South Africa.

" International Social Work Professional Standards. Free International University, Faculty of Psychology and Social Assistance " June 15, 2013: Chişinău, Moldova Eastern Europe.

" Disparities in Mental Health Care Older Adults Receive " March 16, 2013: Teachers College at Columbia University 5th Annual Health Disparity Conference in New York, NY.

" “…But Still, Like Air...I’ll Rise:” Uplifting and Mentoring Students for Academic Excellence " April 9, 2013: York College Mentor Certification Program.

" Pathways to Success: The Journey of Black Pillars in Higher Education Will Not Be Televised. It Will Be Photographed! " February 28, 2013: American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2013 National Conference, Pathways to Success within Higher Education in Atlanta, GA.

" Rise Up Social Workers: From Vicarious Trauma to Posttraumatic Growth " April 4, 2012: 44 National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference, A New Era of Social Justice and Civil Rights in Atlanta, GA.

" Lived experiences of Vicarious Trauma, Coping, and Posttraumatic Growth in Undergraduate Social Work Students Who Attend Urban Public Colleges " March 23, 2012: American Association of Blacks in Higher Education National Conference, Healthy Communities through Access, Education, Research and Collaboration in Atlanta, GA.

" Passion for the Social Work Profession: The Role of Field Education " November 9, 2011: Korea Association of Social Workers in Seoul, South Korea.

" The Role of Posttraumatic Growth and Social Work in Existing Social Service Integrated Models in New York City (NYC) " November 8, 2011: Meeting the Challenge of Social Service Delivery Symposium in Seoul, South Korea.

" From Childhood Sexual Abuse to Spiritual Well-Being: In All Ways A Survivor " September 23, 2011: 27th International Black Women's Congress Annual Conference, Healing Black Women from Violence: Reclaiming Our Rightful Place in Baltimore, MD.

" Exposing the Hushed Latina Immigration Experiences: The Global Reality of Refugee-like Situations in America " July 19, 2011: 4th Annual The International Global Studies Conference, Latina America and Globalization: Emerging Societies and Emancipation in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

" Victim-Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Understanding The Link Between Historical Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth " May 18, 2011: York College of The City University of New York Africana Studies Colloquium Series in Queens, NY.

" Child Sexual Abuse in Men and Women of African Ancestry: Engendering Spiritual Well-Being and A Posttraumatic Growth Perspective " November 15, 2010: Columbia University’s Women and Society Seminar in New York, NY.

" Black Women and Girls Coping with Violations: Her Cry, Her Struggle, Her Spirituality, Her Growth " September 24, 2010: 26th International Black Women's Congress Annual Conference, Weaved in the Fabric: A Wholistic Perspective on Violence Against Black Women in Norfolk, VA.

" Imani Dream: Posttraumatic Growth and Spiritual Well-Being in African-American Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse " April 8, 2010: 42nd National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference, Keepers of the Village: The Role for Community Organizers in Philadelphia, PA.

" Posttraumatic Growth in Latina Immigrants Living in Refugee-Like Situations " February 1, 2009: The Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Las Vegas, NV.

" A Response to Violence within the African American Community " March 24, 2004: The Prevention and Treatment of Interpersonal Violence within the African American Community in Mystic, CT.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Faculty Leader Recognition Award, The United States Department of Defense 52nd National Junior Science Humanities (JSHS) STEM Symposium: 2014.

Chair Judge, York College Certificate of Appreciation, Regional Semi-Finals Junior Science and Humanities Symposium: 2014.

Fulbright Specialist Award - The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries - https://www.york.cuny.edu/Members/mcomrie/york-professor-gets-fulbright1: 2013.

Fulbright Specialist Grantee: US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES): 2013-2018.

Proclamation from The Assembly State of New York Honorable Vivian Cook for special recognition in celebration of National Older Adults Month: 2013.

York College Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Member: 2013.

Association of Black Social Workers, Medgar Evers CUNY Chapter Award of Leadership and Appreciation: 2012-2013.

Declaration of Honor, Helen M. Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens in the City of New York, hereby declared Friday, March 30th, 2012 as “Dr. Selena T. Rodgers” Day in Queens: 2012.

Eleventh Annual Fred Kuo, Jr. Memorial Award for fostering respect and understanding, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare, Inc., Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, The United Way of New York City, The National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter: 2012.

Judge, York College Certificate of Appreciation for Regional Semi-Finals and Finals Junior Science and Humanities Symposium: 2012 & 2014.

Social Work Leadership Award, Rochdale Village N.O.R.C.: 2012.

Recognition Award, Rochdale Village Social Services, Inc.: 2011.

CUNY Faculty Publication Fellow (3 hours release time): 2011.

3rd Annual Emerging Social Work Leader Award of the National Association of Social Workers - New York City Chapter: 2009.

Social Work Student Professor Appreciation Award: 2009.

Certificate of Appreciation, African Genesis Mentoring Program: 2009.

Certificate of Completion, York College Faculty Development Program: 2009.

Recognition Award, Safe Horizon: 2008.

Lucy Freidman Scholarship Fund, Safe Horizon: 2008.

Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Commitment to Field Education, Adelphi University: 2006.

Certificate of Appreciation, LaGuardia Community College World AIDS Day: 2006.

Dedication and Devotion Recognition Award, Rheedlen’s Countee Cullen: 1996.

Grants-In-Aid

Professional Staff Congress CUNY - 45 Research Award, Do We Have A Say? Stereotypic Images, Mentoring, and Posttraumatic Growth among Black Adolescents. 2014-Present: $3500 (PI).

Stravinsky Institute Foundation Grant, Project Casa Mare International Center for Advancement of Social Work in Countries with Transition Economies, Eastern Europe. 2013: $1500.

Professional Staff Congress CUNY - 43 Research Award B, Perceptions of Historical Trauma among African American Women. 2012-2013: $6000 (PI).

Professional Staff Congress CUNY - William Stewart Travel Grant, Conference Support. 2012: $500.

Professional Staff Congress CUNY - 42 Research Award, The critical link: Vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth sociocultural perspectives in Social Work field education supervisors. 2011-2012: $3500 (PI).

Professional Staff Congress CUNY - 41 Research Award, A pilot study: Understanding vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth in undergraduate social work students enrolled in field placement. 2010-2011: $3000 (PI).

York College Technology Fee Online/Hybrid Course Development Program, Curriculum Development for SCWK 101: Introduction to Social Work as a hybrid course at York College. 2010: $3000.

Professional Staff Congress CUNY- 40 Research Award, Posttraumatic growth and spiritual well-being in African-American adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 2009-2010: $2500 (PI).

Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Grant, The relationship between perceived availability of and satisfaction with social support and posttraumatic growth among Latina immigrant in refugee-like situations. 2007-2008: $3000 (PI).

York College Auxiliary Fund, African Traveling Film Festival Series. 2009: $800.

York College Auxiliary Fund, Each One, Teach One Alumni Panel Discussion. 2009: $750.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Invited Peer Reviewer, Qualitative Social Work: 2014 - Present.

Invited Peer Reviewer, Children and Youth Services Review: 2014 - Present.

Member, International Federation of Social Workers: 2014 - Present.

Member, International Association of Schools of Social Work: 2014 - Present.

Member, The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc: 2014 - Present.

Advisory Board of Member, Project Casa Mare International Center for Advancement of Social Work in Countries with Transition Economies: 2014 - Present.

Invited Peer Reviewer, Romanian – U.S. Fulbright Commission, 2013 (pro bono): 2013 - Present.

Executive Board of Member, Project Casa Mare International Center for Advancement of Social Work in Countries with Transition Economies: 2013 - 2014.

Editorial Board Member, Annuals of the Next Generation (ANG): 2013 - Present.

Invited Abstract Peer Reviewer, Society for Social Work and Research: 2013 - Present.

Program Consultant, Council on Social Work Education: 2012.

Member, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education: 2012 - Present.

Research Consultant (pro bono), Rochdale Village N.O.R.C., Inc.: 2012 - Present.

Peer Reviewer, Global Studies Journal: 2011 - 2012.

Member, National Association of Social Worker: 1995 - Present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Social Work Grant Consultant: 2013.

Social Work Clinical Supervisor, Stony Brook University Master Social Work Program: 2010, 2011 & 2013 - Present.

Volunteer, Safe Horizon Inc., Brooklyn Community Office: 2008-2010.

Group Leader, African Genesis Corrective History Education Institute d’Zert Club (traveled with students to Egypt, North Africa): 2007 - 2009.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), New York State: 2004 (originally licensed as a Certified Social Work 1995).

Certified Social Work Field Instructor (SIFI), New York University: 2003.

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Rodgers, Selena
Assistant Professor
Social Sciences