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Adjunct Faculty

Katherine Ha |
Adjunct Lecturer
Mariam Habib LCSW-R |
Adjunct Lecturer

Mariam I. Habib is a clinical social worker, educator, and trainer practicing in New York City. Since 2006, she has worked at the Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, providing trauma therapy and coordinating their internship program. Her practice is focused on working with survivors of sexual abuse and intimate partner violence, with a particular commitment to serving queer, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals. Ms. Habib also has a private practice providing psychotherapy and supervision, and conducts workshops and trainings for service providers and professionals from multiple disciplines.

Mariam has extensive experience working in trauma recovery, secondary stress/trauma stewardship, LGBT concerns, and gender identity and sexuality. Areas of interest include intersectionality, spirituality, immigration experience, and identity development.

Ms. Habib received her MSW from the New York University School of Social Work, and her BA from Barnard College.


Katherine Hammer LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Katherine Hammer is Vice President of Treatment and Recovery Services at ICL, a non-profit organization that provides health care, mental health care, family support, residential assistance, and treatment to almost 10,000 adults, families, and children throughout New York City and Montgomery County, PA. Services are recovery focused and trauma informed. Katherine spent the first 12 years of her career working in the field of domestic and sexual violence. Katherine is committed to training, educating, and providing clinical support to her staff and students interested in trauma and its impact on individuals and the communities in which we live and serve.


Bachelor in Social Work 1991 from University of Texas at Austin 

Masters in Social Work 1995 from Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio, Texas

Doctoral education from Smith College School of Social Work - degree not completed.

Joan Harris CSW, LCSW-R, CPP |
Adjunct Lecturer
Joan Harris

I received my Master Degree in Social Work from New You University Graduate School of Social Work in 1991, and was lucky to get a job there as an adjunct in 1998 (now called the NYU Sliver Graduate School of Social Work). My areas of expertise are substance abuse and DROP (diversity, racism, oppression and privilege) and I have taught these course regularly over 19 years, specializing in substance abuse both at NYU, and in my full time professional job at a high school. I have also taught Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Social Work practice I @ II. I have my LSCW-R & CPP which focuses on drug and alcohol prevention and intervention.

Ruth Havazelet |
Adjunct Lecturer
Allyson Hayden |
Adjunct Lecturer
Lisa Henshaw MSW, Doctoral Candidate (‘17), LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Lisa Henshaw, LCSW currently serves as the Coordinator for Licensing and Special Projects at Adelphi University. Her career began working with the homeless population, leading to her passion working with individuals challenged by systemic oppression, mental health and substance abuse difficulties. She worked in the community mental health setting for nearly10 years in direct clinical practice. 
Ms. Henshaw brings over seven years’ experience teaching at various MSW Programs in New York. She is extremely passionate about teaching and committed to providing an educational experience that embodies socially just and anti-oppressive practice, combined with the ethics and values of our profession. Her teaching style offers multiple methods of learning combining lecture, group dialogue, technology, and small group work to offer an eclectic classroom learning experience. 
While currently pursuing her doctoral studies, she also maintains a small practice. Her areas of interest include trauma, misdiagnosis, social theory and military social work.

Maria G. Hernandez |
Adjunct Lecturer
Michael Hernandez |
Adjunct Lecturer
Marjorie Hertz BA, MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Laura Hickey |
Adjunct Lecturer
Catherine Hodes MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Catherine Hodes is the Director of the Safe Homes Project, a program of Good Shepherd Services, which provides crisis intervention, counseling, safety planning, shelter, and advocacy to survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. Ms. Hodes conducts trainings and workshops for social service, medical, and mental health providers, youth and education professionals, and community groups. Ms. Hodes is a member of and collaborates with the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, the NYC Coalition of Residential Domestic Violence Service Providers, the NY State LGBTQ Domestic Violence Network, and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Areas of interest and practice include trauma reduction, crisis intervention, conflict-resolution, safety planning, intersectionality, and community engagement. Ms. Hodes is also a self-defense instructor, certified by the National Women's Martial Arts Federation.

Ms. Hodes is most recently the author of “Abusing Privilege: Broadening the Domestic Violence Paradigm,” published in Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, Vol 3, No 4, Spring 2011, Civic Research Institute.

Ms. Hodes earned her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work.

Dory Hottensen MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Dory is a social work supervisor in Palliative Care at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is involved in education of medical students, medical residents, nurses and social workers in palliative care and communication. She recently received award in 2017 from Social Work Hospice Palliative Network for excellence in clinical practice.

David B. Howard MSW, PhD |
Adjunct Lecturer

David B. Howard teaches advanced policy and practice courses at the Silver School of Social Work. He has more than 14 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector, including senior management, program planning and evaluation, fundraising and development, and direct service. David currently works as the Senior Vice President of Research, Evaluation & Learning at Covenant House International, where he leads strategic efforts to achieve positive outcomes for and with homeless youth by building a federation-wide organizational culture that embraces and implements rigorous performance measurement, continual quality improvement, and program excellence.

Prior to his work at Covenant House, David was the Director of Research and Innovation at The Doe Fund, one of New York's largest homeless service agencies. and a researcher at the UCLA Center for Civil Society, where he co-authored numerous reports on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. He recently co-authored a book chapter about the respective nonprofit sectors in New York and Los Angeles in: Halle, D. & Beveridge, A. (2013). New York and Los Angeles: An Uncertain Future. New York: Oxford University Press. David has presented research findings to diverse audiences, from San Francisco to Istanbul, among other local and international geographies.

David earned his PhD in Social Welfare from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he also earned his MSW.

Jairo Hoyos |
Adjunct Lecturer

Andrés Hoyos works currently as psychotherapist in private practice, consultant and trainer. Mr. Hoyos has taught as a lecturer professor and faculty advisor at New York University, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. He currently teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer at New York University in New York City. Mr. Hoyos has provided consulting services for New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - DOHMH, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, Aldea Counselling Services, New York Pathways and The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center among other agencies in NYC.

Andrés Hoyos, has over 25 years of experience in the provision of mental health and social services, with expertise in diverse populations and topics such as LGBT identities/communities, substance abuse, immigration (Psychosocial evaluations for asylum seekers and expert witness in court hearings) trauma/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Grief & Bereavement and HIV/AIDS among other issues/populations.

Andrés Hoyos earned a Master in Clinical Psychology in his native Medellin, Colombia, and a Master in Social Work from New York University. In 2009, he was one of 21 inaugural candidates of the The 21st Century Fellow Program, selected to participate in a year-long program for people of color managers who worked in LGBT national and international human rights services and advocacy organizations that held grants in the Arcus Foundation, the Gill Foundation and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund; and was awarded with the Emerging Leader Award by the NASW-NYC chapter in 2011.

Richard Ryan Hucke |
Adjunct Lecturer
Craig Hughes |
Adjunct Lecturer
Susannah Hyland |
Adjunct Lecturer