DSW Program Committee and Core Faculty
The NYU Silver DSW program has an outstanding faculty renowned for their clinical, theoretical, policy, and research expertise. The faculty serves in leadership roles in professional organizations, for scholarly journals, on national research committees, and on task forces.
Kirk “Jae” James, DSW, MSW
Dr. Kirk "Jae" James is the Director of the DSW Program, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Director of the Evolving Justice initiative at NYU Silver. He is a recipient of the 2019-2020 NYU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award.
Theresa Aiello, PhD, MSW, MS
Dr. Theresa Aiello is Retired Associate Professor of Social Work. She received the New York University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Social Work as a distinguished practitioner.
Doris F. Chang, PhD, MA
Dr. Doris F. Chang is Associate Professor of Social Work at NYU Silver. Her areas of expertise include: Improving well-being of racial and ethnic minorities; Asian American mental health; and mindfulness and other contemplative approaches to the development of critical consciousness in clinical and educational settings.
Susan Gerbino, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Susan Gerbino is Clinical Professor of Social Work at NYU Silver and Director of NYU Silver’s Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. She was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Social Work as a distinguished practitioner.
Linda Lausell Bryant, PhD, MSW
Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor, Master Teacher, and Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in Residence. Her areas of expertise include: nonprofit management and leadership for social work professionals; macro social work practice for systems change; child welfare and youth development; college-going among foster care youth; teen pregnancy prevention and development of parenting competencies in teen parents; conflict resolution and mediation; clinical practice with Latino youth and families; diversity and inclusion.
Diane Mirabito, DSW, LCSW
Dr. Diane Mirabito is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Clinical Practice with Adolescents Post Master’s Certificate Program at NYU Silver. Her areas of expertise in practice, teaching, and scholarship include integrated behavioral health; clinical practice and program development with adolescents and their families; social work practice in school-based settings; crisis intervention, trauma and brief treatment; and field instruction/advisement.
Peggy Morton, DSW, LCSW
Dr. Peggy Morton is Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work and Course Developer and Instructor of the Service Learning Program at NYU Silver. She is Chair of the NY Metropolitan Area Field Directors Consortium, and a recipient of the NYU Curriculum Development Challenge Grant.
Victoria Stanhope, PhD, MSW, MA
Dr. Victoria Stanhope is an Associate Professor of Social Work at NYU Silver and Director of the School’s PhD program. Her area of interest is mental health services and her research—which is funded by the National Institute for Mental Health—focuses on client and provider relationships, person-centered care, and implementation.
Carol Tosone, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Carol Tosone is a Professor of Social Work and a recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. She is the editor-in-chief of the Clinical Social Work Journal, a distinguished scholar in the National Academy of Practice in Social Work, and the recipient of the Postgraduate Center Memorial Award in recognition of clinical excellence.