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Hornung, David

Hornung, David

Assistant Professor

Social Work

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

Dr. David Hornung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of social work. He holds and MSW and PhD in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University. His dissertation, entitled, “Thinking Beyond Bootstraps: Conservative Intellectuals and the Attack on the Welfare State” examined the role conservative public intellectuals have played in welfare state retrenchment in the United States. Before Coming to York Dr. Hornung worked as the Legislative Director for the Deputy Majority Leader in the New York State Assembly. Dr. Hornung also worked in clinical settings, serving over two years as a Behavior Intervention Specialist for individuals with developmental disabilities. Dr. Hornung’s research interests focus on social policy, race, economic inequality, labor issues, and community organizing.

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PhD Stony Brook University Social Welfare 2019 
MSW Stony Brook University Social Work 2013 
BA St. Joseph's University Political Science 2009 

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Policy Analysis
  • Community Organizing
  • Social Work Theory

Publications in Field Of Expertise


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  • York College Faculty Publication Workshop: 9/2023.


  • PSC-CUNY-Cycle 54, Social Movements within the Professions. 5/2022: $3,000.
  • PSC-CUNY-Cycle 53, Radical Alliance of Social Service Workers. 11/2021: Not Approved.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

  • Ask an Expert 7/11/2022.
  • The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practice: 7/2/2022.
  • NASW-NYC CARES Member Ambassador Spring 2022 Student Symposium - FINDING YOUR SOCIAL WORK PASSION: 4/28/2022.
  • Where do we go from here?: A Teach-In on Racial justice, Law, and Community Organizing: 10/5/2020.