Rodgers, Selena

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. 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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College of The City University of New York  Director, Social Work Field Education  Social Work Program/Social Sciences Department  8/2010 - 8/2013 
    York College of The City University of New York  Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)  Department of Social Work  9/2009 - Present 
    York College of The City University of New York  Instructor  Social Work Program/Social Sciences Department  9/2008 - 8/2009 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Free International University of Moldova (ULIM)  Visiting Professor  Social Work  summer 2013 
    York College of The City University of New York  Adjunct Assistant Professor  Anthropology  summer 2013 
    Medgar Evers College/CUNY  Adjunct Assistant Professor  Social Work Program  2010 - Present 
    York College of The City University of New York  Adjunct Assistant Professor  Social Work Program  2002 - 2008 
    College of New Rochelle/Rosa Parks Campus  Instructor  School of New Resources  1996 - 1997 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Safe Horizon  Associate Vice President, Queens Community and Criminal Justice Services  2007 - 2008 
    Safe Horizon/Victim Services at Queens Borough Assistance Center  Director  1997 - 2007 
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R - Psychotherapy Privilege 2004 (originally licensed as a Certified Social Work in 1995  Self Employed  1999 - Present 
    Rheedlen Centers for Children & Families/Countee Cullen Community Center  Assistant Social Work Supervisor  1996 - 1997 
    Rheedlen Centers for Children & Families/Countee Cullen Community Center  Senior Social Worker  1995 - 1996 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Adjunct Assistant Professor  summer 2013 
    Assistant Professor  9/2009 - Present 
    Instructor  9/2008 - 8/2009 
    Adjunct Assistant Professor  2/2002 - 8/2008 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

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

        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. in press: .

        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).

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          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).

        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      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 and August 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)." Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice. 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.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs

      Rodgers, S. T. "Raising Tolerance and Respect for Difference and Global Social Assistance Experts in Chişinău, Moldova." Prepared for and supported by Fulbright Office United States of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 2013: Washington, DC.

    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

    "Fulbright Specialist's Report on Revisioning Social Work Education in Europe's Most Improvished 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" (In collaboration with Dr. Linda Wermeling) 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 - What Do Social Workers Do? at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York in Brooklyn, NY.

    "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" (In collaboration with Dr. Priscilla Gibson) June 15, 2013: Free International University of Moldova in Chişinău, Moldova Eastern Europe.

    "Disparities in Mental Health Care Older Adults Receive" (in collaboration with Dr. Charlene Lane) 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" (In collaboration with *Tiffany Cudjoe) April 9, 2013: York College Mentor Certification Program, York College of The City University of New York in Queens, NY.

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

    "Standing On The Shoulders of Pillars: The Charge of Social Work Educators" May 17, 2012: Association of Black Social Workers Student Chapter Passing of the Torch Ceremony, Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York in Brooklyn, NY.

    "Rise Up Social Workers: From Vicarious Trauma to Posttraumatic Growth" (In collaboration with *Tiffany Cudjoe) 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.

    "The Audacity to Succeed: Tools for Academic Excellence" March 19, 2009: First Annual College Discovery Day York Early College Academy (YECA) in Queens, NY.

    "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.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. 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.

  12. 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 (Principal Investigator).

    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 (Principal Investigator).

    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 (Principal Investigator).

    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 (Principal Investigator).

    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 (Principal Investigator).

    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 (Principal Investigator).

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

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

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Member, Department of Social Work Personnel and Budget Committee: 2014 - Present.

      Member, York College Department of Social Work Field Education Advisory Council: 2013 - Present.

      Chair, York College Search Committee for Social Work Faculty: 2012 - 2013.

      Lead Author, Signature Pedagogy/Field Education, Council on Social Work Reaccreditation: 2012 - 2014.

      Member, York College Social Work Program Reaccreditation Oversight Subcommittee: 2012 - 2014.

      Founder & Editor, Social Work Field Education Signature Pedagogy E-Newsletter - http://www.york.cuny.edu/Members/srodgers/enewsletter: 2010 - 2013.

      Chair, York College Field Education Advisory Council: 2010 - 2013.

      Director of Field Education, York College Social Work Program: 2010 - 2013.

      Member, York College Search Committee for Social Work Faculty: 2010 & 2014.

      Member, York College African-American Resource Center Interdisciplinary Advisory Board: 2008 - Present.

      Faculty Advisory, York College Social Work Club: 2008 - 2010 & 2013 - Present.

      Adjunct Faculty Co-Advisor, York College Social Work Club: 2008.

    2. Service to the School

      Faculty Marshall, York College Department of Social Sciences Graduation: 2014.

      Co-Chair, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences Customized Advisement Approach to Two Distinct Student Populations: 2013 - Present.

      Member, York College Clinical Coordinators Committee: 2011.

    3. Service to the College

      Committee Member, York College of The City University of New York Pilgrimage to Selma Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday": 2014.

      Member, York College Strategic Planning Committee: 2014 - Present.

      Member, Task Force Meeting (with Jonathan Quash): 2014.

      Faculty Leader, High School Delegates to the 52nd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Washington, DC: 2014.

      Chair Judge, New York City (NYC) Metro and Long Island Junior Sciences and Humanities High School Symposium: 2014.

      Cardinal Pulse Student Early Alert System Fall 2013 Pilot: 2013 - 2014.

      Chair, York College Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee: 2011 - Present.

      York College Hurricane Sandy Crisis Mental Health Response Team, Member: 2013.

      Mentor, York College Faculty Online/Hybrid Technology Fee: 2011 - 2012.

      Member, York College Presidential Committee for Ceremonial Events: 2010 - Present.

      Judge, New York City (NYC) Metro and Long Island Junior Mathematics, Sciences and Humanities High School Symposium: 2009, 2012 & 2014.

      Member, York College CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) Advisory Committee: 2009 - 2010.

      Invited Presenter, York College Open House/Student Orientation: 2009.

      Member, York Early College Academy (YECA) Planning Team: 2008 - 2011.

      Member, York College Collaborative Learning FIG: 2008 - 2009.

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

      Participant, Research Foundation of the City University of New (RFCUNY) University Faculty Senate Sponsored National Science Foundation (NSF) Briefing: 2014.

      Peer Reviewer, Panel on Interdisciplinary Studies – PSC-CUNY Research Awards Program: 2013 - Present.

      Participant, CUNY-Wide Faculty Online/Hybrid Pedagogical Workshop/Dialogue: 2011.

  14. 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.

  15. 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, Canada and United States regions: 2007 - 2009.

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

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

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      ANTHRO The Free International University of Moldova, Eastern Europe Research Methods I: Qualitative Methods 
      ANTHRO The Free International University of Moldova, Eastern Europe Summer Field Experience in Anthropology in Moldova 
      ANTHRO 220 Social Research I 
      ANTHRO 321 Social Research II 
      SOC 220 Social Research I 
      SOC 321 Social Research II 
      SCWK The Free International University of Moldova, Eastern Europe Ethics of Practice in the Global World (formerly Ethics of Practice in the Global World: Multiculturalism, Spirituality and Ecology) 
      SCWK The Free International University of Moldova, Eastern Europe Global Social Work: Multiculturalism, Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth (formerly Global Social Work: Perspectives on Conflict, Trauma and Resilience) 
      SCWK 101 (Course Coordinator) Introduction to Social Work 
      SCWK 350 Social Work Research Methods I 
      SCWK 360 Human Behavior and Social Environment 
      SCWK 410 (Past Course Coordinator) Field Placement and Seminar I 
      SCWK 470 (Course Coordinator) Social Work Research Methods II 
      SCWK 480 (Past Course Coordinator) Social Welfare Policy Analysis - Capstone 
      SCWK 492 (Past Course Coordinator) Field Placement and Seminar II 
      SW 308 (Medgar Evers College/CUNY) - co-developed with Dr. Barbara Newsome Social Work Research Methods for Social Work 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Ethics of Practice in the Global World (formerly Ethics of Practice in the Global World: Multiculturalism, spirituality and ecology), The Free International University of Moldova MSW Program.

      Global Social Work: Multiculturalism, Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth (formerly Global Social Work: Perspectives on Conflict, Trauma and Resilience), The Free International University of Moldova MSW Program.

      Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) approved: Social Research Methods for Social Work, SW 308 (Medgar Evers College - co-developed with Dr. Barbara Newsome).

      Hybrid Online Course (pilot): Introduction to Social Work (Course Coordinator), SCWK 101.

Rodgers, Selena
 

Rodgers, Selena
Assistant Professor
Social Sciences