Neil Guterman Named Dean of the School of Social Work

Guterman, Dean of Social Work at University of Chicago and National Expert on Childhood Violence Prevention, Joins NYU in September
Incoming Dean Neil Guterman
Incoming Dean Neil Guterman

NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine E. Fleming today named Neil Guterman, a nationally recognized expert on child abuse and neglect and child victimization, as Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor of Social Work at NYU Silver School of Social Work, effective September 1, 2017.

Dr. Guterman comes to NYU from the University of Chicago, where he is dean of the School of Social Service Administration.

President Hamilton said, "Neil Guterman is a leader in social work practice, research, and education. His expertise in childhood violence prevention has made him a resource at the national level for policy-makers seeking to protect children. As dean at the University of Chicago, he has brought social work into collaboration with schools and disciplines from across the university, engaging deeply with the city to help address its most intractable social problems and training the next generation of social work practitioners, researchers, and leaders. For all these reasons, Neil Guterman is an excellent fit for the Silver School of Social Work. We are very pleased that he is joining us, and we welcome him to NYU."

In addition to being dean of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration since 2010, Dr. Guterman is also the Mose & Sylvia Firestone Professor of Clinical Social Work and Director of the Beatrice Cummings Mayer Program in Violence Prevention. Prior to joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2006, he was a tenured faculty member and PhD program chair at the Columbia University School of Social Work.

His research has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Children’s Bureau in the Department of Health & Human Services, as well as private foundations, including the McCormick Foundation, the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation.

Dr. Guterman received his PhD in social work and psychology and MSW from the University of Michigan, and his BA from UC, Santa Cruz.