Penelope J. Moore
Phone: (914) 633-2471
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
and by appointment
Director, Iona College Center for Social Research
Phone: (914) 633-2471
MSW (University of Michigan), D.S.W. (Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work). CSW (NY), ACSW.
Social work practice, social work/social welfare history and policy, research, at-risk children, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and the family, child welfare.
Meryl Nadel, DSW, MSW, is a newly tenured assistant professor and serves as both the chair of the Social Work Department and Director of the Iona College Center for Social Research. Dr. Nadel came to academia with many years of practice, program development and supervisory experience in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and specialized (HIV) foster care. She also has expertise in the area of work with groups and was a group worker with various Jewish Community Centers.
Since joining the faculty at Iona College, Dr. Nadel has been actively involved in broad areas of research through the Center for Social Research and has been the lead author on several Community Resource Assessment Survey Reports with Westchester County agencies, such as United Way of Westchester-Putnam, Westchester County SICA (State Incentive Cooperative Agreement), and Project SPAN (Schools, Parents and Neighborhoods). Her scholarship has also involved collaboration with other faculty members within the college and the Social Work Department emphasizing innovations in teaching baccalaureate social work students. Specifically, she has two publications addressing the teaching of values and ethics; and has recently submitted two articles, one focused on teaching economics content and the other focused on the multiple benefits of the Center for Social Research as a teaching resource for BSW students. Finally, Dr. Nadel has continued to pursue research in the area of social welfare/social work history. Currently, she is the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Westchester Division representative to the New York State Chapter Advocacy and Government Relations Committee, a member of the Westchester Division Advisory/Steering Committee, and an active member of several community advisory boards including Project FOCUS Coordinating Council, New Rochelle; Colored Orphan Asylum Project, Bronx, NY; and "Mental Health News" (a quarterly newsletter published by a social worker). In addition, she has initiated and participated in many volunteer activities in her community.
Although she has taught for six years at Iona College, Dr. Nadel previously served Adelphi and Fordham Universities as an adjunct faculty member and field instructor from 1985 to 1995, teaching the Integrative Seminar, Introduction to Substance Abuse, and Social Work Values and Ethics. At Iona, she has taught courses across the curriculum including Social Welfare as a Social Institution (SOW 311), Social Work Processes II (SOW 323) and III (SOW 324), Senior Seminar (SOW 491), and At-Risk Youth (SOW 416 SL), which she developed as a service-learning elective with the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle.
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