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Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Joshua M. Paiz Ph.D. |

Joshua M. Paiz is a language lecturer in NYU Shanghai's writing program.

His research interests include: second language writing, online writing instruction, professional identity in applied linguistics, and LGBT issues in TESOL. His work as appeared in the "Journal of Second Language Writing", "The Journal of Language and Sexuality", and the "Asian EFL Journal". 

He earned his Ph.D. In English - Teaching English as a Second Language from Purdue University in 2015. He also holds an M.A. in English as a Second Language and a Certification in the Teaching of Writing from the University of Toledo, granted in 2011.


Paiz, J.M. (2017, March). Uses of and Attitudes towards OWLs as L2 Writing Support Tools. To appear in the Asian EFL Journal. 

Paiz, J.M. (2015). Over the monochrome rainbow: Heteronormativity in ESL reading texts and textbooks, an exploratory study. Journal of Language and Sexuality, 4(1), 78-102. 
Paiz, J.M. (2014). Review of C. Charlton, et al. (2011). GenAdmin: Theorizing WPA Identities in the 21st Century. Journal of Second Language Writing, 23(1), 93-95. 
Silva, T., & Paiz, J.M. (2012a-2015b). Selected bibliography of recent scholarship in second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 21(3)-29.



Dwight Panozzo MSW, PhD |
Adjunct Lecturer

Dwight Panozzo is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bergen County, New Jersey.

He is interested in Countertransferential effects of the therapist sharing their belief system with clients

Dr. Panozzo earned his MSW from Hunter College in 1990, his Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the NJ Center for Modern Psychoanalysis in 2000, and his PhD from New York University in 2011.

Select Publications:

Advocating for an end to reparative therapy: Methodological grounding and blueprint for change. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 25(3):362-377, 2013. 

Child care responsibility in gay male parented families: 
Predictive and correlative factors. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 11:248–277, 2015. 
Lessons from Reparative Therapy Applied to Post Abortion Grief Counseling. Journal of Homosexuality (in press, online now, DOI:10.1080/00918369.2015.1112194).

Giselle Pardo LCSW, MPH |
Adjunct Lecturer

Senior Research Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Giselle Pardo is currently the clinical supervisor for Project Step UP, a school, family, and community based mental health intervention for adolescents. She is also the senior research coordinator for Champ+ Argentina, a community-based mental health intervention for HIV infected youth and caregivers.

Gisselle has 17 years of experience providing mental health services in undeserved communities. Her clinical practice has focused on adolescent mental health; issues of trauma; domestic violence; and chronic illness, specifically HIV/AIDS. Her research interest and experience has focused on HIV/AIDS in international settings and the impact of poverty on children and families.   

Giselle earned her MSW from Fordham University in 1994 and her MPH (Global leadership concentration) from NYU in 2011.

Select Publications:

Alicea, S., Pardo, G, Conover, K., Gopalan, G., & McKay, M. (2012).  Step-up: promoting youth mental health and development in inner-city high schools.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 40 (2), 175-186.         

Dr. Yeddi Park Ph.D., LMSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Yeddi Park has been in social work practice for the past 15 years after receiving her MSW from the University of Michigan. She has diverse practice experiences that include working with chronically mentally ill persons, refugees and immigrants, the elderly, and children and adolescents in public schools.

Her research interests include intergenerational issues in immigrant families, adolescent mental health, and health service utilization and access to care among immigrants. She has participated in numerous research projects and community educational programs for Asian American communities in New York and New Jersey.

She received her Ph.D. from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.

Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D.A., Molinari, V., Roh, S., Park, Y., Kwon, S., Cha, H. (2013). Telecounseling for the linguistically isolated: A pilot study with older Korean immigrants. Gerontologist, 54(2), 290-296. 
Park, S., Cho, S., Park, Y., Bernstein, K.S., & Shin, J.K. (2013). Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Korean Americans. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(6), 765-773.

So-Young Park MSW, MPH, PhD |
Adjunct Lecturer
Gary Parker MSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Gary Parker, MSW, is Associate Dean of External Affairs at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also been named the inaugural Director of the Clark Fox Policy Institute. The institute’s mission is to advance social and economic justice by working collaboratively to connect evidence-based policy solutions to public awareness, practitioner training, and policy decision-making. Prior to joining Washington University, Gary was Deputy Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Dr. Steven Parker |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Joan Pastore DSW, LCSW-R |
Adjunct Lecturer

Joan Pastore, is the Director at AMICO, where she oversees both the AMICO 59th St. and Eileen C. Dugan Senior Centers. AMICO promotes a sense of community, healthy aging and diversity. Dr. Pastore also sits on the Bioethics Committee and Institutional Review Board for Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr. Pastore's research interests include Bioethics, End of Life Decision Making and diversity in aging.

Dr. Pastore received her MSW from New York University and her DSW from Adelphi University, with a concentration in Policy and Administration.



Dr. Hansell Patterson MSW, LCSW, PhD |
Adjunct Associate Professor

Since 1987 Hansell Patterson has worked at the NYU Silver School of Social Work in various capacities in the MSW program, the undergraduate program, and in the Office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships. From 1987 to 1992, she was as a field instructor for MSW students. Since 1993, she has been a Practice I and II instructor. Other roles, in addition to teaching Practice, included student faculty advisor in both MSW and undergraduate programs from 1993-2003. Since 1992, she has also maintained a private practice in Manhattan.      

Dr. Patterson is very interested in education and curriculum and has volunteered for practice curriculum committees over the years. Her PhD dissertation topic, Attitudes of Recent MSW Graduates Toward Lesbians and Gay Men, also focused on how competently the study participants felt their individual programs had trained then to work with this population. She is also very interested in LGBT issues and has presented in a number of conferences and workshops over the years.                 

Dr. Patterson earned both her MSW and PhD from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 1987 and 2004, respectively.

David Pauley MA, MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

David Pauley is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.

He works with children, adolescents and adults, and has long experience providing analytically-informed supervision to clinicians from all disciplines.

Mr. Pauley earned his MSW from New York University in 1994 and completed postgraduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy & psychoanalysis at PPSC and the Mid-Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is a member of the faculty at PPSC.

Heidi Peck LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

From 2005 – 2007 she worked at Realization Center, Inc. 2007-2013 at the VA’s Brooklyn hospital and Harlem Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She was on the LGBT Workgroup at the Federal Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She’s served on the Advisory Board for Women Veterans at the NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs since 2012. In 2001 she was elected to public office as a Committeewoman in NJ, and again in 2003. In 2013 she became Associate Director of Adult Services at The LGBT Center in Manhattan where she works today.

Ms. Peck presents on LGBTQIA topics and substance abuse with veterans.

She authored, "When To Surrender: A New Definition for Veterans in Substance Abuse Treatment" the New Social Worker Magazine.

Ms. Peck is an alumni of Silver School of Social Work class of 2005. Received her BASW from Rutgers, and was a fellow at Eagleton Institute of Politics.


Susan M. Pelosi MSW, LCSW-NY |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Susan is a psychotherapist and a clinical social worker with over 25 years experience working with individuals, groups, families and communities. Her interests include mindfulness-based approaches to anxiety and depression, adjustment and relationship issues, work with adolescents and young adults, work with the LGBT community, EMDR and work with persons who have experienced recent or developmental trauma. 
Susan has worked as a clinician and/or supervisor at Safe Horizon's Streetwork Project, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Bard College and The Bridge. She has consulted for GLSEN, Children's Aid Society and the Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services.  

In addition to NYU Silver, Susan has taught at Columbia University and Adelphi University Schools of Social Work. 
Susan received her Masters degree from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in 1992 with a concentration in Group Work.

Shirley de Pena |
Adjunct Lecturer



Mary Pender Greene |
Adjunct Lecturer
Gliceria Perez |
Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. David Peters |
Adjunct Lecturer
Colette Phipps |
Adjunct Lecturer
Andree Pilaro |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Stephen Pimpare |
Visiting Adjunct Associate Professor

Stephen Pimpare is the author of two books and some sixty articles, essays, and reviews about poverty, welfare, and inequality in the United States; his second book, A People's History of Poverty in America, received the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association for “demonstrating how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.” He has previously served as a program developer and senior manager for organizations addressing issues of poverty and hunger in New York City, work for which he was a co-recipient of the Congressional Hunger Center's Victory Against Hunger Award. In addition to his work in the traditional classroom, Dr. Pimpare has designed and taught online courses for Americorps VISTA. He is currently at work on The Celluloid Poorhouse: 111 Years of Poverty and Homelessness in the Movies and a new textbook on social welfare policy in the U.S.

Dr. Sharon Pinsker PhD, MSW, LCSW-R, CASAC-NY |
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Sharon Pinsker received her BS from Brooklyn College, her MSW from Hunter College and her PhD from the Silver School of Social Work at NYU. She has worked in the field for approximately thirty years and has taught advanced practice courses and electives at NYU for more than twenty years; she has also been a faculty advisor and SIFI instructor. Dr. Pinsker has worked as a direct service provider, supervisor, and administrator, within the areas of substance abuse and mental health. She has worked extensively with individuals facing life-threatening illnesses, trauma, depression and anxiety, and life stage adjustment issues. In addition to being an educator, Dr. Pinsker provides training seminars and has a private practice in Brooklyn, offering psychotherapy and supervision. She is particularly interested in the well being of social workers, countertransference, resilience, and issues of secondary traumatic stress as well as secondary traumatic growth.


Jessica Platt |
Adjunct Lecturer
Erica Ponteen LMSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

She has worked as a licensed clinical social worker in residential programs, schools, preventive, and child welfare agencies.

Her academic, research and professional interests include the bio-psycho-social adjustment of U.S. military veterans, child welfare issues, women and youth transformation after crisis. Her unique clinical approach has been recognized as innovating. As a result, she has presented and consulted on research projects on female empowerment and mental health issues among female adolescent development in schools and in community agencies.

She received a BA from Pace University and earned her MSW from New York University, Silver School of Social Work in 2009. Currently, Erica Ponteen continues her studies at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services and continues to practice as a Social Worker.

Donna Pope |
Adjunct Lecturer
Mary Powell MSW, NCPsyA, PhD Candidate, LCSW-R, New York |
Adjunct Lecturer
Mary Powell

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst. I have treated adults, children, adolescents, couples and groups for nearly 20 years in both private and public practice. I received a post-graduate certificate in Psychoanalysis and a post-graduate certificate in Spiritual Psychotherapy from the Blanton-Peale Institute (2002). I am currently a PhD in social work candidate at Fordham. My research focuses on burnout in social work students. I conduct Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training groups in my private practice. I am a trainer for Bridging Access to Care behavioral health center. I have taught at Fordham University, Adelphi University, Hunter College, and Touro College courses such as Diagnosis and Assessment; Crisis Intervention, Brief Psychodynamic Treatment, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; and Research I and II. I introduce DBT mindfulness exercises to MSW students and other beginning clinicians as a self-care and clinical education strategy. My conference presentations gravitate toward assisting practicing clinicians and students with personal and professional self-care and how these can be implemented into organizations and the educational curriculum.

Carrie Prendergast |
Adjunct Lecturer

Professor Prendergast is currently working as Assistant Director of Enrollment Services for the Silver School of Social Work. She has presented at NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference on Nontraditional Online Students Perceptions of Success Conditions (dissertation in progress).

She received a Masters in School Counseling, and a Masters in Secondary School Administration, EdD in progress .

Olivia Prud'Homme |
Adjunct Lecturer