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Our Faculty

Core Faculty

The NYU DSW program is fortunate to have an outstanding faculty renowned for their clinical, theoretical, policy, and research expertise. The faculty serves in leadership roles in professional organizations, scholarly journals, national research committees, and taskforces. Core DSW faculty include:

Carol Tosone, PhD, LCSW
, professor and director, DSW program in clinical social work, at NYU Silver and recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. She is editor-in-chief of the Clinical Social Work Journal, a distinguished scholar in the National Academy of Practice in Social Work, and recipient of the Postgraduate Center Memorial Award in recognition of clinical excellence. View Profile »

Jeane Anastas, PhD, LMSW, ACSW
, professor at NYU Silver, teaches a variety of courses in the MSW and PhD programs. Her most recent book is Doctoral Education in Social Work (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is past president of NASW and recipient of CSWE’s Award for Greatest Recent Contribution to Social Work Education. View Profile »

Linda Lausell Bryant, PhD, MSW, is a clinical assistant professor, Director of the Undergraduate Field Learning Program, and Katherine and Howard Aibel Visiting Professor and Executive-in-Residence. Her areas of expertise include: child welfare practice, policy and program development, college-going among foster care youth, adolescent development, teen pregnancy prevention, development of parenting competencies in teen parents, conflict resolution and mediation, clinical practice with Latino youth and families, poverty, child well-being, nonprofit management and leadership for social work professionals, and family and macro-systems change. View Profile »

Michelle R. Munson, PhD, MSW, is an associate professor of social work, with professional interests in mental health services research and intervention development and testing. Her areas of expertise include mental health services and interventions research, influence of adult role models, service use decisions, and transition to adulthood among vulnerable populations. View Profile »

Judith Siegel, PhD, LCSW
, professor at NYU Silver. She is coordinator of NYU Silver’s post-master’s certificate program in child and family therapy. She is widely published in the areas of couples treatment and the application of neurobiology to social work practice. View Profile »

Victoria Stanhope, PhD, MSW, MA
, associate professor at NYU Silver, teaches policy and research courses in the MSW program. Her area of interest is mental health services and her research, which is funded by the National Institute for Mental Health, focusing on client and provider relationships, person-centered care, and implementation. View Profile »

S. Lala Straussner, PhD, LCSW, professor at NYU Silver. She is also the director of the School’s post-master’s certificate program in clinical approaches to the addictions. Dr. Straussner is the founding editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions and was the 2013-14 Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. View Profile »

Jerome Wakefield, PhD, DSW, is university professor and professor of social work at NYU Silver, as well as professor of the conceptual foundations of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He is affiliate faculty and advisory board member, NYU Center for Bioethics; affiliate faculty, NYU Center for Ancient Studies; advisory board member, NYU Humanities, Initiative; and honorary faculty, NYU Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. View Profile »