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Richard McCalmont, MSW
Academic Project Manager
LIU Brooklyn
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 488-1025

Jo Rees, PhD, MSW (EQUIV.) 
Department Co-Chair
Assistant Professor

Jessica Rosenberg, PhD, LCSW
Department Co-Chair

Social Work

Social work is a profession dedicated to helping people obtain the help they need to improve their lives and health. Social workers are employed in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, and private practices.

The first accredited social work program in Brooklyn, the bachelor's and master's programs in Social Work places emphasis on working with the growing geriatric population; with racially, ethnically and socially diverse groups; and with immigrant populations. The LIU Brooklyn Social Work curriculum is tailored to reflect and to respond to the educational needs of a non-traditional, ethnically diverse student body, that will in turn, work with an equally diverse population of more than 4 million people in Brooklyn.

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Social Work Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Faculty and Administration
Joanne Rees, PhD Co-Chair; MSW Coordinator, Assistant Professor (718) 780-4520
Jessica Rosenberg, PhD, LCSW Co-Chair, Professor (718) 246-6443
Telvis Rich, EdD, LMSW, BSW BSSW Coordinator, Associate Professor (718) 488-1188
Menachem Dubovick, LCSW Assistant Director Field Education (718) 780-4124
Yovanka Green, MSEd, LMSW Director of Field Education (718) 488-3372
Stefanie Jenkins, LMSW Fieldwork Coordinator (718) 246-6442
Victor Lushin, PhD, MD Assistant Professor (718) 780-4521
Akiva Perlman, PhD, LCSW Assistant Professor (718) 246-6544
Rebecca Rivera, PhD, LCSW Assistant Professor (718) 780-4076
Justyna Rzewinski, LCSW Fieldwork Coordinator (718) 246-6442
Liat Shklarski, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor (718) 488-6560
Zulema Suarez, PhD, LMSW Associate Professor (718) 780-4574
Richard McCalmont, MSW Academic Project Manager (718) 488-1025

Why Study Social Work at LIU Brooklyn?

  • We are the first social work program in Brooklyn accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • We offer both a bachelor and masters degree programs.
  • We have clinical affiliations with a wide range of top health care facilities, organizations, and clinics within Brooklyn, around New York City, and across the tri-state area, where students complete fieldwork placements and find post-graduate employment.
  • We offer a choice of five concentrations in the advanced year of graduate study in our MSW program: Child and Family Welfare, Forensic Social Work, Gerontology, Nonprofit Management, and Substance Use and Other Addictive Behaviors

For more information on Social Work at LIU Brooklyn, email or call (718) 488-1025.


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