Faculty Profiles

Ellen Bogolub

Professor Emeritus
Social Work

Social Work Building Room 201

General Information



Ph.D., Rutgers Unversity (1986)

M.S.W., New York University (1973)

B.A. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago (1970)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I selected Social Work education as a career because I wanted to contribute academically to my chosen profession. In the classroom, I seek to engage students experientially as well as intellectually. In addition to presenting theory and research, I also rely on student case material and my knowledge of today’s social agencies, which address an ever-changing array of ethical challenges, funding dilemmas, and client concerns.
In my early scholarship, I focused on divorce and single-parent families. A highlight was my book Helping Families through Divorce (NY: Springer, 1995). Later, due to my experience with Adelphi students employed in child welfare, I moved into the study of foster care. Sabbatical research (conducted during 2003) about foster children’s views concerning their in-care experiences led to numerous conference presentations and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Most recently (2010), I was appointed an Associate Editor at Families in Society, a top-tier social work journal. In this capacity, I work to promote relevance and rigor in the manuscripts chosen for publication.

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