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Professor Auerbach has 30 years of service to Wurzweiler. His competence and expertise are in qualitative and quantitative research, child welfare, child welfare practice and clinical social work. He chairs the curriculum committee and research sequence. He teaches methods of social work research, and applied methods, and has taught generalist practice. His book, co-authored with Wendy Zeitlin, SSD for R: An R Package for Analyzing Single-Subject Data, has been widely disseminated as a major system for analyzing single-subject research. He has been a research consultant for Long island Jewish Medical Center since 1999 and a research consultant for SUNY Research foundation since 2001. He was visiting professor of medicine at Yeshiva University's Einstein College of Medicine from 2005 to 2007.
Professor Beckerman has 26 years of service to the school, and has served as interim dean. She chairs and teaches advanced clinical practice, family systems, trauma informed therapy, and field advisement. Her expertise is in trauma-informed therapy, medical social work, HIV-AIDS and family therapy, and she publishes extensively on these subjects. She came to the faculty with 15 years of clinical experience at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Gay Men's Health Center.
Professor Beder has 25 years of service to the school. She chairs and teaches generalist practice and also teaches clinical practice, social work with the military and social work with trauma. Her expertise is social work with the military, clinical practice with victims of trauma and oncology social work. Prior to joining the faculty, she had 20 years of clinical experience as social worker at Peninsula Counseling Center and director of the Adelphi SSW Breast Cancer Center. Her publications on military social work are widely known.
Professor Mason has 22 years of service to the school. After earning a sociology doctorate, she earned a Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University in 1987. She was a clinical social worker and researcher at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for eight years before joining the faculty at Wurzweiler. Her expertise is with chronic mental illness and child welfare. Her book, coauthored with Rachel Miller, Diagnosis Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource, has been widely disseminated. She has been editor-in-chief of Families in Society and Journal of Contemporary Social Services, and has served on other editorial boards. She has been involved in several grants and sits on the CSWE Commission on Educational Policy.
Professor Sweifach has 20 years of service to Wurzweiler. Until Fall 2017, he has continuously taught advanced group work, Jewish Social Philosophy and Values and Ethics. He chaired the curriculum committee, and is the sequence chair of group work. His practice background is in the Jewish communal services field at the Y of Metrowest in New Jersey, and clinically at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services. His publications focus on group work, Jewish communal services, social work values and ethics. He is on the Board of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG). He now is associate dean and chair of the doctoral program.
Professor Caputo has 19 years of service to Wurzweiler. In the 40 years since earning his Master of Social Work, he has worked in social policy, research and administration. He came to Wurzweiler after being faculty at Barry University and the University of Pennsylvania, and as director of the department of research and information systems at United Charities of Chicago. He publishes and presents on policy analysis, social welfare reform, and social justice. His vast background contributes to his teaching of social welfare organization, social policy, methods of social work research and applied methods. He was chair of the doctoral program.
Professor Stein has 12 years of service to the school. His background is in medical social work, bioethics, social work and the law, and he publishes in these areas. He teaches social welfare organization and social policy, gerontology, and palliative care. He chairs the certificate program in Gerontology. He is vice chair of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network and has co-directed their first two conferences. He has been recipient of the Rose Dobrof Award from the National Association of Social Workers.
Professor Andron has 12 years of service to Wurzweiler. He was chair of the Certificate in Jewish Communal Services. He comes with a background in community organization and the Jewish community. He has taught the advanced community social work practice classes, and chaired the sequence. He also developed the Certificate in Jewish Philanthropy program. Courses taught include Jewish Response to Communal Need, Major Concepts in Jewish Cultural History, organizational structure of the American Jewish community. He was also awarded a Fulbright to work with 2 Israeli schools of social work focused on trauma training.
Professor Levy is Assistant Clinical Professor with 12 years of service to WSSW. Prior to joining the full-time faculty, she was an adjunct teacher in the Jewish Communal Certificate program. She presently teaches generalist practice, Jewish social philosophy, social work values and ethics, social work with people with disabilities, and current Issues in the Jewish family. She is advisor to the student government, and to the student peer mentoring program. Her practice background is extensive in the Jewish communal services field and she has conducted groups and worked with individuals and families on issues of interreligious marriage.
Professor Becker-Feigeles is a licensed clinical social worker with four years of service as a full-time faculty member and eight more as an adjunct faculty member. She teaches generalist practice, social welfare organization, human behavior and the social environment, and is sequence chair. Her responsibilities include work in the field office to place students at field settings and to review and assess potential field placement sites. She is field coordinator for the federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant(s) awarded to Wurzweiler.
Professor Cuellar joined Wurzweiler in 2016. He teaches methods of social work research and applied methods, and is assistant chair of the doctoral program. He has been awarded a grant for $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee and conduct research on the impact on students of varied security measures utilized in high schools. He has a gift for social work research and upon earning his PhD he was recruited by faculty to join our school.
Dr. Skolnik is a clinical assistant professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Her teaching areas include advanced clinical practice, social work practice theories and group work. Dr. Skolnik's clinical experience extends more than 20 years with a focus on interpersonal trauma, domestic violence and group work. Additionally, she is a certified psychodramatist and facilitates psychodrama groups for victims of domestic violence. She has presented both nationally and internationally on topics related to group work, psychodrama and teaching social work practice.