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Gandarilla-Javier, Sharon

Gandarilla-Javier, Sharon

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Phone: 718-262-5143
Office Location: AC-3A09A

Office Hours  
Tuesday  8:00 pm-9:00 pm 
Wednesday  6:30 pm-7:30 pm 
Saturday  8:00 am-9:00 am 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  SUNY Albany  Social Welfare  2020 
MSW  Fordham University  Social Work  2013 
MA  John Jay College of Criminal Justice  Criminology  2009 
BS  John Jay College of Criminal Justice  Criminal Justice  1998 
Dr. Gandarilla-Javier is a native New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in East Harlem by her mother and grandparents. Prior to coming to York College, Dr. Gandarilla-Javier worked at Morgan State University as an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the BSW Program where she taught Intro to Social Work, Human Behavior and Social Environment I & II, Social Work Practice I, and Substance Ab(use) and Chemical Dependency. Prior to becoming a NYS licensed social worker, Dr. Gandarilla-Javier was a NYC Police Officer who worked in the domestic violence unit and police academy. As a social worker, Dr. Gandarilla-Javier has worked in various clinical and forensic settings . Her research focuses on IPV, immigration among Latinx, trauma-informed care, restorative justice, and feminist practice. Dr. Gandarilla-Javier preferred research methodology is qualitative with a focus on phenomenological, ethnography, and participatory action research.

Areas of Expertise

Intimate partner violence among Latinx, immigration, trauma informed care, restorative justice, and feminist practice. Qualitative methodologies using phenomenological approach.

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" How to conduct phenomenological research among difficult to research populations. " June 2022: NASW.

" Ethical dilemma in feminist social work practice with the Latino population. " May 2021: Morgan State University/TedTalk.


JP Morgan Chase, Second Year Experience. July 2022: $5,000.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

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Other Professional Activities and Public Service

NASW President- Florida Chapter: 2022-2024.