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Our Faculty

Silver School scholars continue to build the School’s strong portfolio of scholarship and research, particularly around poverty and related topics, such as policy analysis, child well-being, and HIV prevention.

Experienced clinicians, researchers, experts in human behavior, policy developers, and administrators from many settings come to teach at the Silver School. This interdisciplinary faculty brings the School a wide range of knowledge and social work orientations spanning contemporary psychodynamic, psychological, and social theory perspectives and related research. Through cutting-edge research and outstanding scholarship, faculty are training the next generation of social workers, influencing public policies, and developing new alternatives to help underserved populations.


NYU Silver's faculty regularly publish in journals and write or edit books. View a list of faculty works from the past academic year.

In The News

Expert: Rio Grande Valley a 'hot spot' for teenage pregnancy

Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Co-Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos cites "hot spots" in the US that have elevated rates of teen pregnancy, and stresses that parents can shape their children's decisions about sexual behavior by speaking with them about sex regularly and clearly.

Source: KGBT-TV CBS 4 News
Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM
The new 'war on drugs'

Clinical Assistant Professor Kirk A. James discusses the historical subtext of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new criminal charging and sentencing directive and the data indicating mandatory sentencing does not reduce crime.

Source: CTV Your Morning
May 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Our 24/7 economy and the wealth of nations

Professor Wen-Jui Han co-authored this article on the consequences of nonstandard work schedules on workers, family life and children, based on a comprehensive review of the research literature from five countries between 1980-2012.

Source: The Conversation
May 17, 2017 10:17:00 AM