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Niurvys Hechavarria
Room 313



Jack Osea 
Room 406
Social Work Practice III and IV
Tamela Sue
Room 305

Social Welfare Programs & Policies           

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege

Maria Ponce
Room G04A

Social Work Research I

Clinical Practice with Groups

Aleksandra Necakov
Room 106A

Social Work Practice I and II

Field Learning

The support person at the Rockland Campus is Loriana Aviles; she can be reached at (845) 398-4129 or by email at

If you teach at Sarah Lawrence and need administrative help, contact Dr. Susan Gerbino or Ms. Anita Botello Sontoyo at (914) 323-6201 or by email at or

MSW Chairs Committee

The Curriculum Area Chairs are responsible for course development and review, recommending for hire new adjunct faculty, and supporting new faculty in their respective area. They also work together to ensure integration of content across curriculum areas. For course content-specific questions or concerns, feel free to contact your curriculum area chair.

Area Name of Chair/Coordinator Office Contact
Field Learning Dr. Peggy Morton 109
Human Behavior in the Social Environment Dr. Diane Grodney 210
Social Work Practice Dr. Diane Mirabito G01B
Social Work Research Dr. Ellen Tuchman 402
Social Welfare Programs & Policies Dr. Robert Hawkins 304



Support Staff

Faculty resources support staff are assigned by curriculum area (see Directory). Support staff members are able to assist with administrative issues such as material preparation for your class and setting up your NYU Classes course site. Please submit all requests to support staff in a timely manner.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director, MSW Program

Dr. James I. Martin
Room 211