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Ilene Haspel

Senior Clinical Lecturer

MSW, Rutgers University
LMSW (NY), ACSW

Phone: (914) 637-7713
Email: ihaspel@iona.edu

Ilene Haspel, LMSW, has been a member of the department faculty since 2007. Professor Haspel came to the position with extensive experience as a social work practitioner, supervisor, program director, and college educator. She brings over 24 years of clinical practice experience, having worked in a range of settings (general medical and psychiatric facilities, YM-YWHA, college counseling and volunteer program) and with diverse client populations (children and families, teens, older adults, single parents, etc.).Her work experiences have also included administration, supervision, training, and program evaluation responsibilities.


Professor Haspel has been an adjunct lecturer in higher education for well over a decade. She has taught at Pace University, Mercy College, and run youth programs at both Columbia University and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. She brings to her full-time position a wealth of undergraduate teaching experience as evidenced in the broad range of courses she has taught (e.g., Case Management, Children & Adolescents: Theory & Practice, Families in Crisis, Group Work, Alcohol, Drugs and Behavior, Contemporary Issues: Raising Children in Troubled Times, Child Abuse in the Family, Domestic Violence, Gender Role Dynamics, Introduction to Psychology, Perspectives on Parenting, Psychology of Adolescence, and Strategies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers).

In addition to her educational degrees, Professor Haspel holds a certificate from the New York University Management Institute for Non-Profit Organizations, has taken post-graduate courses at Hunter College School of Social Work, and has completed the Seminar in Field Instruction at Adelphi University Graduate School of Social Work.

Professor Haspel has held the director of fieldwork position at Iona since August 2007.

Professor Haspel's extensive practice and teaching experiences have equipped her with specialized skills and expertise in brokering internships that meet the needs of students and agency personnel alike. In addition to coordinating field education, she continually revises the classes she teaches to incorporate student input and new information in the field.  Professor Haspel represents the Social Work Department on two University-wide committees, the Student Life Diversity Committee and the Make a Difference Week Committee and is the moderator for the Social Work Club.  Professor Haspel was a member of two Strategic Planning committees for the College: 1.6 Strategic Planning Committee (Student Internship and Graduate Admissions) and 3.8 Strategic Planning Committee (Student Leadership).  She also represents Iona College on the New Rochelle Council of Community Services.

Research and Publications

  • Coordinated and presented at the Social Work Department’s Junior Field Instructors’ Orientation: Competency-based Field Education on January 11, 2017.
  • Coordinated and presented at the Social Work Department’s Senior Field Instructors’ Orientation: Competency-based Field Education on September 8, 2016.
  • Coordinated and presented at the Social Work Department’s Junior Field Instructors’ Orientation: Competency-based Field Education on January 21, 2016. 
  • Co-organized the Spring 2016 Field Education Workshop for the social work students, field instructors and faculty of The College of New Rochelle, Concordia College, and Iona College Social Work Departments, held on March 11, 2016, at the College of New Rochelle. The topic this semester was: "Getting to know the New Competencies."  Over 55 field instructors, students and faculty members of all three colleges attended this workshop.
  • Involved in ongoing outreach to health and human service agencies and schools in Westchester and the greater metropolitan area to create internship opportunities for students.