Social Work Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty

DeVonne Allen

Lecturer in Social Work

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

Dr. Carol Awasu

Professor of Social Work

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

Dr. Stacey Barker

Professor of Social Work

Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University; M.S.W. University of Missouri; B.A. Eastern Nazarene College

Dr. Janet Furness

MSW Program Director and Professor of Social Work

Phone: 6169
Ed.D. University of Rochester; M.S. Rutgers; B.S. Philadelphia Biblical University

Erica Ponteen

Lecturer in Social Work/Field Education Director

Phone: 7866
M.S.W. New York University; B.A. Pace University

Dr. Kwiryung Yun

Dean of the School of Social Work

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

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