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Social Work Faculty & Staff

Ilene Haspel

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 637-7713
Email: ihaspel@iona.edu
Degrees: MSW, Rutgers University
LMSW (NY), ACSW

Professor Ilene Haspel teaches courses Social Work Processes II, Field Instruction in Social Work I and Field Instruction in Social Work II.
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Jeanne Matich-Maroney, Ph.D.

Chair, Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapy Department
Social Work Program Director
Associate Professor

Director, Center for Social Research



Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 637-7717
Email: jmatich-maroney@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Clinical Social Work, New York University Silver School of Social Work
MSW, Clinical Social Work, New York University Silver School of Social Work
BS, Social Work, New York University Silver School of Social Work
LCSW-R (NYS)

Dr. Matich-Maroney teaches courses across the social work curriculum, but most recently has been teaching Research for Social Work Practice, Senior Seminar and the elective course, Violence, Trauma & Resilience.  Her research and publication interests are in the areas of the impact of trauma on people with intellectual disabilities, as well as engaged pedagogy and assessment in both social work and higher education.
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Penelope J. Moore


Associate Professor

Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 633-2471
Email: pjmoore@iona.edu
Degrees: MSW, Columbia University
DSW, The Graduate School and University Center/CUNY
CSW (NY), ACSW, LCSW-R

Dr. Penelope Moore teaches courses in Social Work Processes I and Field Instruction in Social Work I & II. Her research interests are in the areas of ethnogeriatrics in health and mental health care, family health history, bereavement in the African American community, diversity, and curriculum development in gerontology.
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Meryl Nadel, DSW, LCSW, ACSW

Professor
Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 633-2471
Email: mnadel@iona.edu
Degrees: BA, Skidmore College
MSW, University of Michigan
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Dr. Meryl Nadel teaches a number of required courses across the social work curriculum. She also developed service-learning courses related to sustainability, HIV and youth services. Her research interests include social welfare history, environmental sustainability and social work, innovative teaching approaches, and social work and summer camp.
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Iona Social Work Program Nationally Ranked #2 as High Value BSW Program

The Iona College social work program has been ranked #2 as a high-value accredited BSW degree in U.S. metropolitan areas.
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