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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

Trauma-Informed Care and Criminal Justice

Clinical Assistant Professor Kirk A. James said that to begin to heal from trauma there needs to be a validation of the harm that was experienced. He said trauma-informed social workers understand the “social determinants of behavior,” recognize their clients’ humanity, and embrace their strengths.

Source: WBAI-FM: On The Count - The Prison and Criminal Justice Report
Aug 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM
This is why it doesn’t make sense for an ex-Congressman to shame homeless people for smartphone use

Professor Deborah Padgett, co-author of Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Changing Systems and Transforming Lives, explains there are good reasons for homeless people to have smartphones.

Source: Dow Jones' Moneyish
Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Why are birth rates higher for Latina teens than others? It’s complicated, experts say

Professor and Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Director Vincent Guilamo-Ramos says lack of access to comprehensive sex education fosters higher teen pregnancy rates among Latinos and he cites success of CLAFH's Families Talking Together intervention.

Source: Fresno Bee
Jul 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM