The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) warmly congratulates Stephanie Ruiz and Lucille Sandoval, who have both received the prestigious and impactful Latino Social Work Coalition Scholarship for 2016-17. Administered by the National Association of Social Workers-NYC Chapter and the Puerto Rican Families Institute, Inc., LSWC Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Latinx MSW students with financial need based in metro New York.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) congratulates our colleague Dr. William Cabin, who has been awarded Best Reviewer 2016 by the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). The award recognizes his outstanding contributions as a peer reviewer for this major scholarly journal. Dr. Cabin is an Adjunct Professor with many years of service to Silberman, where he also received his Ph.D. and MSW degrees. He currently teaches Research I. We are all very proud of his achievement!
Dr. Alexis Jemal will join the Silberman School of Social Work in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor. Immediately prior to joining Silberman, Dr. Jemal completed her doctoral work at the Rutgers University School of Social Work (New Brunswick, NJ) in June 2016. Dr. Jemal also holds a J.D. from the Rutgers University Law School-Newark.
Dr. Vicki Lens will join the Silberman School of Social Work as a Professor in Fall 2016. Dr. Lens comes to Silberman after serving on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. in social welfare from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and her MSW from Stony Brook University (SUNY).
Dr. Maria Y. Rodriguez will join the Silberman School of Social Work in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor. Immediately prior to joining Silberman, Professor Rodriguez completed her doctoral work at the University of Washington School of Social Work (Seattle, WA) in June 2016.
Dr. Jama Shelton will join the Silberman School of Social Work in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor. Prior to joining Silberman, Dr. Shelton was a postdoctoral research fellow at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, NYU Silver School of Social Work. She was also Deputy Executive Director of the True Colors Fund, a leading non-profit organization that works to end LGBT youth homelessness.
Dr. Robyn Brown-Manning will become a member of the Silberman School of Social Work faculty in Fall 2016, as Visiting Lecturer. She enters this role with a remarkable record of service to Silberman, having been an adjunct lecturer at the school for over fifteen years as well as earning both her MSW and Ph.D. degrees here.