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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 journal citations and information about their books.

In The News

Letters: Views on Poverty, in the ’60s and Now

In a letter to the editor, Professor Mary McKay, director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, acknowledges the importance of programs for families and youth of color, but stresses that systemic racial oppression perpetuates poverty.

Source: The New York Times
Mar 13, 2015 3:37:00 PM
How Exactly Does an Elder Abuse Investigation Work?

In an article about the investigation around elder abuse of author Harper Lee, Professor Suzanne England discusses how much uncertainty surrounds these investigations and how people can have conflicting observations about Lee's mental state.

Source: Slate
Mar 13, 2015 3:28:00 PM
In Need of Help

Professor Gerald Landberg comments on state of the mental health system and the need for change at the city and state levels in a letter to the editor.

Source: New York Daily News
Mar 11, 2015 3:17:00 PM