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Social Work Faculty & Staff

Melba Butler, Ph.D., LCSW

Melba Butler


Visiting Professor

Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 633-2095
Email: mbutler@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate Center of City University of New York
MS, Columbia University

Dr. Melba Butler teaches Social Welfare and Society, Field Instruction and Social Work Processes III. Her research interests are in the areas of executive level non-profit management, program development, coalition building, civic engagement and leadership development.


Brittany Lynch, LCSW

Brittany Lynch

Clinical Lecturer
Director of Field Education


Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 633-7713
Email: blynch@iona.edu
Degrees: MSSW, University of Louisville
BA, The George Washington University
LCSW (N.Y., Ill.)

Brittany Lynch teaches Social Work Processes I and II and Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Life Course. Her research interests include attachment disorder and the impact of early childhood attachments on adult relationships. Additionally, she has diverse domestic and international human service experience, including teaching, non-profit program management, working as a mental health worker and being a Peace Corps Volunteer.


Jeanne Matich-Maroney, Ph.D.

Jeanne Matich-Maroney

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 (N.Y.S.)

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

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 (N.Y.), 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

Meryl Nadel

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 by Social Work Degree Guide as a high-value accredited BSW degree in U.S. metropolitan areas.