Dr. Selena T. Rodgers

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Selena T. Rodgers, associate professor is named founding director of the M.S.W. Program at CUNY York College, making her the first African American female to lead the first graduate social work program in Queens, New York within the City University of New York. Her research includes historical trauma, vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth (PTG) in various populations and publications in refereed journals and other scholarly platforms with emphasis on structural oppression through an intersectional lens. She is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and past United States Delegate to South Korea, inaugural CSWE Delegate to Cuba and expert evaluator for Romanian and U.S. Fulbright Commissions. Prior to joining York, Dr. Rodgers, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), spent over a decade providing culturally competent, mental health services for adolescents with experiences of violence and sexual trauma and as an administrator at Safe Horizon, Inc., the largest victim-assistance agency in the United States. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and PhD from Adelphi University.

It Takes A Village: Technology Informational Sharing
Technology Informational Sharing

Social Work Lobby Day
Eleven years and counting...Dr. Rodgers has collaborated with several social work faculty members providing guidance to the York College Social Work Empowering and Encouraging Together (SWEET) formally Social Work Club in organizing their annual Legislative Action Day to Albany, NY.

Success Outside of College - Women's Success
Road to Success with Hosts Swati Polce and Lillian Chen with guest Dr. Selena Rodgers and Mr. Randy Punter.

Women Overachieving in Academics
TMI w Ajani Brown and special guest Dr. Rodgers - Interview Themes: Fulbright Specialist, International Social Work Experience, Mentoring, Women’s History Month

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Dr. Selena T. Rodgers
Accomplishments for 2013-2014

Signature Pedagogy E-Newsletter - Spring 2012
Welcome to the 4th Issue of the Social Work Field Education Signature Pedagogy E-Newsletter. Browse this Issue to read about student field orientation, Social Work Matters’ special brunch, Field Director’s six-year involvement with student lobbying, and Field Instructor’s workshops beyond the classroom...

Ava Duvernay 13th
From slave to criminal with one amendment by Ava Duvernay

Domestic Violence Town Hall Meeting
Dr. Rodgers has served as the Associate Vice President for Safe Horizon’s (formerly Victim Services) Queens Community and Criminal Justice Programs, one of the nation’s leading and largest crime victim assistance and advocacy organization in the country.

Innovators of Change 2015: Dr. Selena Rodgers
York Social Work professor, Dr. Selena T. Rodgers is featured in J. Walter Thompson Differenter Program, now in its fifth year.

Signature Pedagogy E-Newsletter - Spring 2011
We hold in our hands the power to shape not only our own but the nation’s future — Dr. Dorothy I. Height. A salute to Social Work Change Agents, York Social Work Advisory Board, Sexual Harassment presentation.

Signature Pedagogy E-Newsletter - Fall 2011
During Fall 2011, 70 Social Work students enrolled in Field Placement and Seminar course and provided over 14,000 hours of invaluable service to community agencies. In Spring 2012, over 50 students have applied to enter field education.

Women's Symposium
Women's health Symposium. A discussion on women's health in the Faculty Dining Room.

Social Workers 'Stand Up'
Social Work Student Scholars Lobby Day in Albany, NY 2007-2017

Mission Grandbois 2017
Margarett Alexandre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing and Selena T. Rodgers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at York College of the City University of New York, School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs.