Dina J. Rosenfeld

Clinical Associate Professor
(212) 998-5944

Areas of Expertise

Parenting an adopted child; staff and student supervision; Jewish feminism; working with aging Holocaust survivors


Dina Rosenfeld is a Clinical Associate Professor and has been on the faculty of NYU Silver since 1980. Presently, she teaches both in the undergraduate and MSW programs and also coordinates the minors and the Undergraduate Service Learning programs. Dr. Rosenfeld was the director of the undergraduate social work program from 1995 to 2014, and the assistant dean of undergraduate programs from 2007 to 2014. She helped establish the Spirituality and Social Work Post-Master's Certificate Program and has spearheaded initiatives creating the dual major in social work and global public health and minors in interdisciplinary poverty studies and multi-faith and spiritual leadership. For the last 26 years, she has served as an adoption consultant and community educator on adoption. In addition to the above, she has run process group for workers at Visiting Nurse Service Hospice and has worked with individuals, groups, and couples for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Before starting her academic career, Dr. Rosenfeld worked at Downstate Medical Center in the Child Psychiatry and Sex Therapy units. She also served as group work director for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged.

Dr. Rosenfeld has lectured on a variety of topics, including parenting an adopted child, multiracial families, staff and student supervision, Jewish feminism, social work and spirituality, and working with aging Holocaust survivors.

She earned her MSW and DSW from Yeshiva University School of Social Work and her BA from Brooklyn College, CUNY.