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Meryl Nadel, DSW, LCSW, ACSW


BA, Skidmore College
MSW, University of Michigan
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Phone: (914) 633-2471

Meryl Nadel joined the Iona College Social Work Department in 1996. Prior to coming to Iona, she taught at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service and practiced in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, HIV foster care and group work.

Since joining the Iona College community, Dr. Nadel has taught a number of required courses across the social work curriculum. She has developed service-learning courses related to sustainability, HIV and youth services. In addition, Dr. Nadel has developed and led both the Center for Social Research and the Iona College Institutional Review Board and has served on a number of college committees. She is presently Secretary, Faculty Senate and College Council. Dr. Nadel has also been privileged to have the opportunity to engage in Iona in Mission and Study Abroad experiences.

Dr. Nadel’s research interests include social welfare history, environmental sustainability and social work, innovative teaching approaches, and social work and summer camp. In addition to articles and conference presentations, she co-edited a book, Social Work and Service Learning: Partnerships for Social Justice. She is currently co-authoring Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work. In 2011, Dr. Nadel was recognized by Iona College with the Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice and has received several grants in support of her research and course development activities.

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