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Adjunct Faculty

Helen Redmond MSW, LCSW- NY |
Adjunct Lecturer

Helen is an expert in substance use and has a decade of experience working with drug users in medical and community mental health settings. She teaches courses on drug policy and drug use from a harm reduction perspective. Helen is a trainer for the Harm Reduction Coalition in NYC and teaches the workshop, "Mental Health, Nicotine Use & Electronic Cigarettes." 

Helen is an independent journalist and writes about the War on Drugs, drug treatment and addiction. She has written for: Al Jazeera, AlterNet, Harpers & The Influence. She is also a filmmaker and her documentary "Ezra Dowery: Life On Broadway" was an official selection of the NYC Mental Health Film Festival in 2016.


Berger, L. (2014). Heroin use and harm reduction in Afghanistan: An interview with Helen Redmond, LCSW. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 14(4), 425-434. doi:10.1080/1533256X.2014.929916     

Berger, L. (2013). Drug policy in Portugal: An interview with Helen Redmond, LCSW, CADC. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13 (2), 216-222. doi:10.1080/1533256X.2013.783376              

Bowen, E. A., & Redmond, H. (2016). Teaching Note—no peace without justice: Addressing the United States’ War on Drugs in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education,16 (53),1-6. Retrieved from  

Redmond, H. (2016). It's the people who harmfully attack e-cigarettes that need to quit. The Influence. Retrieved from

Redmond, H. (2016). Prince of chronic pain: When doves cry. Retrieved from

Redmond, Helen. (2015). In Solitary. Harpers. Retrieved from

Redmond, H. (2013). Heroin track marks are the scars of war in Afghanistan. Alternet. Retrieved from


Adrienne Resnick LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Adrienne Resnick maintains a private practice in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She is also a forensic evaluator.      

Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, ADD, and divorce counseling. She works with families, couples, individuals, and groups, as well as with children in play therapy. As a forensic evaluator she provides legal consultation and testimony, custody evaluations, and supervised therapeutic visitations.     

Adrienne earned her MSW from New York University in 1981. She also received her certificate from the Family Forensics Training Program at Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health, New York, in 2006.


Select Publications:

"1969 Was the Era of Flower Power.  Is 2009 the Age of Sour Power?'  Published on wowowow ( August 13, 2009.

"The People Behind the Jurors", New York Law Journal, Highest Verdicts of 2005, March 2006.

Mary Ricciardi-Mastria |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Doris Rodriguez |
Adjunct Lecturer
James Rodriguez |
Adjunct Lecturer
Allison Ross PhD., LCSW |
Adjunct Professor

Allison R. Ross is the Deputy Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families, an organization that provides comprehensive services to domestic violence and sex trafficking survivors and their children.

Her area of interest is in intimate partner/domestic violence and its impact on women and children. Also, developing social interventions and prevention programs to benefit survivors of domestic violence.

She earned her MSW degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, and a doctorate degree (PhD) in Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services.

Ross, A.R., (2012). "Impact of Psychoeducational Advocacy Training as Compared to Psychoeducational Support Group as an Empowering Tool for Female Survivors of Domestic Violence." Fordham University. 
Ross, A. & Barker, K. (March 8, 2002). “Gender, clothing and cell phones: Observers’ first impressions of power in older African Americans.” The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Poster Presentation.


Lauren Rotko |
Adjunct Lecturer
Jodi Rubin ACSW, LCSW, CEDS |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jodi Rubin

Jodi Rubin has a full-time practice in downtown Manhattan. Her expertise is in eating disorders, women's issues and infertility. Additionally, Jodi serves on the Clinical Advisory Board of Seleni Institute. She is the creator of a curriculum on eating disorders for the Graduate School of Social Work at New York University and has taught this class ever since. Jodi also created the Destructively Fit training, addressing eating disorders within the world of fitness.

Jodi graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY at New Paltz and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.

Meredith Ruden LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Meredith Ruden is a Social Work Program Coordinator at Mt. Sinai Hospital, as part of the Ruttenberg Treatment Center for people with cancer.

Her area of expertise is in hospital social work, specializing in cancer care, cognitive behavioral interventions and palliative care.

She earned her MSW from New York University's Silver School of Social Work in 2009 and was a recipient of the Zelda Foster Palliative and End-Of-Life Care and Memorial Sloan-Kettering fellowships. She is a doctoral candidate in NYU's DSW program.


Rachel Rush |
Adjunct Lecturer