Professor Alison Aldrich receives Arnold Grossman Outstanding Faculty Service to the LGBTQ Community Award

May 23, 2016

On April 27, the NYU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGTBQ) Student Center awarded Silver School Professor Alison Aldrich the Arnold Grossman Outstanding Faculty Service to the LGBTQ Community Award. Ms. Aldrich was recently promoted to Clinical Associate Professor. She joined the Silver School of Social Work as a clinical assistant professor in 2008 and is an expert in the field of HIV and AIDS.

"Alison has made great contributions to teaching, to field education and to the diversity and social justice priorities at NYU Silver over the last nine years, said NYU Silver Dean Lynn Videka. "She has gone above and beyond to support student learning and social justice."

Ms. Aldrich has worked as a case manager; social work supervisor; family intervention specialist; program manager; and most recently, the assistant direct of the Supportive Housing Program at Bailey House, a community-based housing program that provides supportive housing to homeless HIV-positive individuals and families with mental illness and substance abuse histories.

"Having the opportunity to connect with the LGBTQ community - students, faculty, staff and allies - is one of the most rewarding and inspiring parts of being a member of the Silver School Faculty," said Ms. Aldrich.

Over the past year, in addition to her teaching responsibilities, Aldrich has met with and hosted events for undergraduate and graduate LGTBQ students. Last fall, she met with students for an in-depth discussion of the potential outcomes of disclosing one’s identity and orientation in the classroom. In February, she hosted a screening of the film, A Road To Home, which tracks the lives of six homeless LGTBQ youths. Lastly, Ms. Aldrich is an active member of the OUT Faculty and Staff and Pride in Practice groups.

The New York University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center’s mission is to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. To learn more about the center, visit

Type: Article