Faculty Profiles

Elizabeth Palley

Professor
Social Work

Social Work Building Room 349
516.877.4441
516.877.4392
PALLEY@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Brandeis (2003)

MSW, University of Maryland (1997)

JD, University of Maryland (1996)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

inactive member of the Maryland Bar

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

My main goal as a teacher is to help provide my students with critical thinking skills that will ultimately enable them to practice clinical, administrative or community social work. I also enjoy teaching them to analyze current social welfare policies and to understand the role that they can have as both citizens and professionals in helping to shape policy. In addition, I enjoy teaching an elective in social work and the law. In this elective, students learn how the law and the legal system work and how they directly affect the field of social work in all areas including child welfare, health, disability, and aging.

As a researcher, I seek to shed light on existing social problems and the impact of current policies on the populations that they are intended to serve. I hope the finding of my research will add to current policy debates and agency practices.

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