Dr. Mary M. Cavanaugh, Acting Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, is pleased to announce that Dr. Manny J. González is the recipient of the 2016 Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes Dr. González’s distinguished service as a Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work classroom educator across twenty years. Dr. Manny J. González, Associate Professor and Director of the MSW program at Silberman, teaches graduate courses in clinical practice, relational therapy, psychopathology, evidence-based mental health practice, comparative analysis of psychodynamic theories and education in social work.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Salmon, who passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
Since the start of his career more than fifty years ago, Dr. Salmon has significantly shaped the practice of social work in his roles as teacher, scholar, practitioner, and mentor.
Dr. Diane DePanfilis rejoins Silberman in a full time faculty role after serving as the Moses Distinguished Visiting professor in 2013-2014. Prior to joining Silberman, she was a professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, where
Katharine Bloeser, a recent doctoral graduate of the New York University Silver School of Social Work, has served veterans for the majority of her career.
Tricia Stephens is a recent doctoral graduate of the New York University Silver School of Social Work. She was a pre-doctoral fellow at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research where she focused on the implications of exposure to traumatic experiences for mental health functioning and the potential effects of lifetime trauma exposure on parenting and family functioning.
Dr. Michelle Ballan’s research, teaching and service are dedicated to individuals with disabilities. Her research focuses on prevention and treatment interventions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.