The Silver Community
Faculty as Mentors
NYU Silver’s faculty are leading scholars and practitioners who are accessible to students at all levels, challenging them academically, encouraging them to reach their goals, and supporting them along their professional paths. The School’s educational philosophy, program structures, and physical settings across our campuses promote interaction between students and faculty within and beyond the classroom.
From Policy I Midterm to Peer-Reviewed Publication
Jordan Conrad, MSW ’18
Mentor: Professor Jeane W. Anastas
For his midterm in Dr. Anastas’ Policy I class, Jordan wrote about a set of polices that impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). In her notes on his exam, Dr. Anastas encouraged him to develop it into a manuscript for publication; she provided consistent support and guidance as Jordan researched, wrote, and revised the paper.
The article, which explores the way that ID/DD has been understood and treated in the U.S. from the 1600s to the early 2000s, was published in the respected Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.
Dr. Peggy Morton was one of my professors in the MSW program and she has always encouraged me to stay in touch. She is the reason I was a Field supervisor for NYU Silver MSW students for many years, and she is the reason I became an adjunct faculty member and continue to teach at the school to this day. She has been a great source of support for me since my MSW days.
Fostering the Ambitions of Emerging Scholars
Nominated by mentees Mimi Choy-Brown, PhD ’18, and Kendall Atterbury, PhD ’20, Associate Professor Victoria Stanhope was honored by the Mentor Recognition Fund of the Council on Social Work Education’s Women’s Council. “Dr. Stanhope consistently fosters the efforts and ambitions of women just beginning their academic careers in social work,” wrote Mimi and Kendall. “Her thoughtful support, emphasis on process, critical eye, and intellectual openness provide the room for emerging female scholars to develop into independent and critical scholars.”
Partnering to Promote Health and Resilience
Iris Wang, BS ’18/MSW ’19
Mentor: Robert L. Hawkins, McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies and Assistant Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Program
In her junior year, Iris worked with Dr. Hawkins to develop and implement the Women’s Health, Well-being, and Resilience Project in partnership with women in a poor, rural community in the Philippines.
As a result of the collaboration, the local community established an ongoing women’s health group to share information and resources about health, domestic violence, and being resilient with few resources.