Honoring the Life and Legacy of Eleanor Bromberg, Professor of Social Work


Hunter College mourns the loss of Professor Eleanor Bromberg, who died on January 28, at age 84. A prolific scholar who taught clinical social work, Professor Bromberg joined the faculty in 1978. During her distinguished 31-year tenure, she inspired generations of students to devote their lives to serving those most in need. 

Professor Bromberg made significant contributions to the fields of family social work, health, and mental health. She was particularly respected for influencing her profession’s approach to clinical supports for people with chronic mental health conditions.

Exemplifying Hunter’s unique mission and pedagogy, her research was closely tied to practice in service of vulnerable populations. At the School of Social Work itself, she helped make the Clinical Practice and Human Behavior in the Social Environment curricula the hallmarks of the program that they are today.

We were privileged to have known her during her extraordinary career.

With warm regards,

Jennifer J. Raab
President, Hunter College

Mary M. Cavanaugh
Acting Dean, Silberman School of Social Work