Susan Grossman, Ph.D.
Dr. Grossman earned her doctoral and master's degrees in social work from Adelphi University. She teaches social policy, community and political practice, human behavior in organizations, international social work, and the senior capstone in which she works at helping students integrate theory and practice. Her primary practice experiences involved years of designing and directing inpatient, outpatient, and community-based residential programs for the severe and persistently mentally ill in New York City. She is a licensed and practicing clinical social worker in New York and is a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In 2010, Dr. Grossman was named Social Worker of the Year in Social Action by the Rhode Island chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She and Dr. Hayes founded the Social Work Research Institute, an endeavor involving faculty/student collaboration on research initiatives. She is chairperson of the Department (2010-2013) and co-advisor with Dr. Kranz to the Students for Social Action (SSA).