Two New York Locations

ROCKLAND: 845.358.1710
MANHATTAN: 212.625.0500



School of Social Work

Social Work Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty

DeVonne Allen

Lecturer in Social Work
Phone: 4536
B.A. Hunter College; M.S.W. Fordham University; MS.Ed Mercy College

Dr. Carol Awasu

Professor of Social Work
Phone: 4555
B.A. Keuka College; M.S.W., Ph.D. Syracuse University

Janet Furness

MSW Program Director
Phone: 6169
B.S. Philadelphia Biblical University; MS Rutgers; EdD University of Rochester

James Long

Lecturer in Social Work
Phone: 6120
B.A., Th.B. Northeastern Bible College; M,S.W. New York University; D.Th. Master's Graduate School

Erica Ponteen

Lecturer in Social Work/Field Education Director
Phone: 7866

Laura Summerhill

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Phone: 6130
B.S. Florida State Univ., M.S. Columbia Univ., M.S. Bank Street College of Ed

Dr. Kwi-Ryung Yun

Dean of the School of Social Work
Phone: 6170
B.S.W. Sacred Heart (Sung Shim) College for Women; M.S.W., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Erica Ponteen-Babasola

Field Education Director
Lecturer in Social Work
Phone: 646.378.7866
M.S.W., LMSW, New York University School of Social Work; Ph.D. Candidate, Fordham University; B.A., Pace University

Frequently Contributing Adjunct Faculty:

Patrice Barnes

M.S.W., LMSW, Fordham University; Doctorate: Ph.D. Candidate, Fordham University
Instructional Areas: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II; Field Instruction and Seminar I & II, Interpersonal Communication Skills

Cierra Bellamy

M.S.W., Stony Brook University
Instructional Areas: Field Experience, Field Instruction and Seminar I & II

Fred Brandenberger

M.S.W., LCSW, Fordham University
Instructional Areas: Clinical Social Work with Groups

Abe Emile

M.S.W., LMSW, Columbia University, School of Social Work, Master’s Certificate|Integrated Primary & Behavioral Health, New York University, Silver School of Social Work
Instructional Areas: Field Experience, Social Welfare Policy and Services

Marcia Herrera

M.S.W., Hunter College, Ph.D., Candidate, Walden University
Instructional Areas: Social Welfare Policy and Services

Carlton Jean

M.S.W., LCSW, New York University
Instructional Areas: Social Work and Christianity

Mark Jennings

M.S.W., Hunter School of Social Work, Masters of Divinity (MDiv), Harvard Divinity School, Boston, MA,
Instructional Areas: Generalist Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

Brian Roland

Ph.D. in Social Work, University at Albany, M.S.W., LMSW, University at Albany

Instructional Areas: Social Work Research Methods, Statistics, Research Program & Practice Evaluation

Miriam Airoldi

NYC, Assistant Field Education Coordinator

Maya Clarke

Rockland, BSW Program – Student Assistant

Geneva Cooper

NYC, BSW Program – Student Assistant

DeLissa Dixon

MSW Program – Admissions Associate

Andrea Ha-Eun Kim

MSW Program – Student Assistant

Percelene MCLain

Administrative Coordinator/Student Advisor