Touro Dean Elected President of New York State Social Work Deans Association
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Dr. Steven Huberman, dean of the Graduate School of Social Work at Touro College in New York, has been elected president of the New York State Association of Deans of Schools of Social Work.
The association is a coalition of deans of social work at both private and public institutions of higher education from across the state. As president, Dr. Huberman will promote the social work profession and advocate for expanded educational opportunities for social workers in New York state.
Dr. Huberman has served as Touro’s dean of the Graduate School of Social Work since its founding in 2006. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in social work training, management of non-profit organizations and policy research. For over 30 years, he has coordinated staff development, participated in graduate school education and conducted groundbreaking research on human service delivery in the United States. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received his Ph.D. from the Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis University, and has produced more than 50 publications.
Dr. Huberman’s research has focused on social work program evaluation, management and administration, growing old in America, the demography of the Jewish community, creating learning communities of excellence, the human after-effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and sexual abuse. He has taught at Boston University and UCLA graduate schools of social work. For over a decade, he also served as an executive director of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Los Angeles.
The New York State Association of Deans of Schools of Social Work includes Adelphi University, Columbia University, Fordham University, CUNY-Hunter College, Nazareth-Brockport, CUNY-Lehman, Long Island University CW Post Campus, New York University, Roberts Wesleyan College, Syracuse, SUNY-University at Albany, SUNY- Binghamton University, SUNY-University at Buffalo, SUNY-University at Stony Brook and Yeshiva University.
Established in 2006, the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work curriculum provides coursework and practical training in clinical social work settings leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The MSW program is designed to educate and prepare self-aware social work practitioners who are dedicated to the values and ethical standards of the profession, and prepared to work with diverse and vulnerable populations in the metropolitan New York City area. The program meets all academic requirements for both social work licenses: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).