Professor and Department Chair
Social Work Building Room 319
Professor and Department Chair
Social Work Building Room 319
Ph.D., New York University (2001)
M.S.W., New York University (1989)
B.S., Northwestern University (1974)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC:
Adelphi University, School of Social Work
September 2015-present Professor
September 2005-Sept 2015 Associate Professor
September 2007- May 2010
January 2011- May 2011
September 2012-May 2014 Faculty Chair for Curriculum and Instruction
September 2011- May 2012 Interim Co-Director (with Philip Rozario), Ph.D. Program
September 2005-June 2007 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
September 2001-August 2005 Assistant Professor of Social Work
Previous Full-time Academic Positions
September 1998-August 2001 Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, NY, NY
September 1996-June 1998 Assistant Professor, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
September 1993-June 1996 Instructor, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, NY, NY
Part-time Academic Positions
1998-2000 New York University, School of Social Work, NY, NY
1993-1996 The New School for Social Research, NY, NY
1991-1993 Touro College, NY, NY
1992 Corporate College, SUNY: Empire State College, NY, NY
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – NON-ACADEMIC, FULL-TIME:
March 1992-September 1993:
Psychotherapist/Social Worker, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services/Ittleson Center for Child Research, Bronx, NY
July 1989-March 1992:
Family Support Worker, These Our Treasures, Inc. (Early Intervention program for developmentally delayed children), Bronx, NY
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – NON-ACADEMIC, PART-TIME:
1990-present Private Practice in Social Work, NY, NY
Foundations Of Social Work Practice I
Social Work Assessment And Diagnosis
Social Work Education: Issues And Processes
Social Work Practice, Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Social Work Pedagogy
Substance Use Disorders, Social Work Pedagogy
Fenster, J. (2004). Book review of: Cannabis: Report of the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs. International Criminal Justice Review, 29 (2).
Fenster, J. (1999). Book Review of: Kadushin & Kadushin’s The Social Work Interview. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 8 (1), 51-53.
Fenster, J. & Temme, L.J. (2013). The use of complementary and alternative approaches to treat clients with substance use disorders. In S.L. Straussner (Eds.). Clinical Work with Substance Abusing Clients (3rd Edition). NY, NY: Guilford Press.
Fenster, Judy (2011). Treatment Issues and Interventions with Adolescents from Substance Abusing Families. In S.L. Straussner & S.H. Fewell (Eds.). Children of Alcohol and Other Drug- Abusing Parents: Treatment Issues and Interventions. NY, NY: Springer Publishing.
Fenster, Judy (2005). Substance Abuse Issues in the Family. In G. Mallon & P. Hess (Eds.). Child Welfare in the 21st Century. NY, NY: Columbia University Press.
Fenster, J. (2016), Evaluation of an Avoiding Plagiarism workshop for social work students. Journal of Social Work Education, 52 (Issue 2), 242-248.
Fenster, J. & Monti, K. (2016). Can a course change social work students’ attitudes towards harm reduction as a treatment option for substance use disorders? Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35(1), 83-94.
Araujo, B.D. & Fenster, J. (2015), Web-based social work courses: Guidelines for development and implementation of an online environment. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 35, 365-377.
Fenster, J. (2013), Evaluation of a clinician training on referring chemically addicted clients to mutual aid groups. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 31.
Temme, L.J., Fenster, J., & Ream, G.R. (2012), Evaluation of meditation in the treatment of chemical dependency. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
Fenster, J., Zodikoff, B., Rozario, P., & Joyce, P. (2010), Implementing a Gero-Infused Curriculum in Advanced-Level MSW Courses in Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse: An Evaluation. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53.
Fenster, J. (2009), Challenges to tracking subjects for follow-up research: A case study. Child Welfare, 88 (Issue 4), 57-75.
Fenster, J. (2006), Postdoctoral fellowships for social workers: My year at NDRI. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 6 (3), 125-127.
Fenster, J. (2006), Characteristics of Clinicians likely to refer Clients to 12-Step Programs vs. a Diversity of Post-treatment Treatment Options. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 83.
Fenster, J. (2004), Can welfare mothers hack it in college? A comparison of achievement between TANF recipients and general population community college students. Journal of College Student Retention, 5 (4), 421-430.
Fenster, J. (2004), The relationship between optimism about race relations, black awareness, and attitudes toward transracial adoption. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 13 (3), 45-67.
Fenster, J. & Rose, L. (2003), Testing a curriculum to teach cultural competence to non-mainstream college students interning in mainstream agencies. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 23 (3/4), 127-142.
Fenster, J. (2002), Race, religion, altruism and the transracial adoption debate: A survey of Catholic, Protestant and Jewish social workers. Social Thought, 22 (1), 45-61.
Fenster, J. (2002), Transracial adoption in black and white: A survey of social worker attitudes. Adoption Quarterly, 5 (4), 33-58.
Gironda, B. & Fenster, J. (2017, April). Small changes, high impact: Helping students make connections for deeper and more permanent learning. Teaching and Learning Conference, Adelphi University.
Fenster, J. (2014, August). Featured Faculty Speaker. Matriculation Day, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
Fenster, J. & Araujo, B.D. (2013, November). Online social work courses: How do we get from here to there? Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
Fenster, J. & Stein, L. (2011, October). Using web-based learning to enhance the delivery of MSW course content. Council on Social Work Education, Annual program meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Fenster, J. (2009, June). Infusing gerontology content into graduate courses in mental health and substance abuse. Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, James Madison University, Staunton, VA.
Fenster, J. (2009, June). Addressing academic dishonesty in the academy. Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, James Madison University, Staunton, VA.
Michael, S., Fenster, J., & Cohen, C. (2008, November). Developing a comprehensive strategy to address academic dishonesty: A case study. Annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Philadelphia, PA..
Fenster, J., Zodikoff, B. & Bulin, T. (2008, October). Piloting a gero-enriched curriculum in advanced level MSW courses. Annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Philadelphia, PA..
Fenster, J. (2008, June). Fenster, J., Working with older adults with substance abuse problems. NASW Addictions Institute, Fordham University, NY, NY.
Fenster, J. (2006, June). Fenster, J., Making the right referral: Assessing clients for post-treatment services. NASW Addictions Institute, Fordham University, NY, NY.
Cohen, C., Chernack, P., Fenster, J. & Barasch, N. (2005, March). Expanding opportunities for community and organizational assignments in foundation social work education. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, NY, NY.
Fenster, J. et al. (2010) Adelphi University Teaching Modules. Published online by the CSWE.
Fenster, J. (2007). Substance abuse and child welfare: Promising practices and ethical dilemmas. Permanency Planning Today.
March, 2009 – President’s Faculty Development Award, Adelphi University. Research grant awarded to support evaluation of a training for substance abuse counselors.
July, 2007- July 2009: Council on Social Work Education Gero Infusion Grant. Principal Investigator for a $40,000, two-year project to evaluate the effectiveness of innovations to infuse advanced-level MSW courses with gerontological content. Co-investigators: Philip Rozario, Patrica Joyce and Bradley Zodikoff. Funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
June, 2004-June 2005. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Science Training Program, National Development Research Institutes/Medical Health Research Association, NY, NY.
Leslie Temme (2010). The effect of meditation on risk for relapse among those in treatment for chemical dependency. Adelphi University.
May 2014 - Teaching Excellence Award (Tenured Faculty), Adelphi University
July, 2004- July 2005 - Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Development Research Institutes (NDRI)/Medical Health Research Associates (MHRA).
March, 2002 – President’s Faculty Development Award, Adelphi University. Research grant awarded to support study on substance abuse aftercare.
May, 1999 – Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation. Grant awarded to support study on social worker attitudes toward transracial adoption.
Editorial Board, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions (Hayworth Press), 2006- 2016.
Editorial Board, Journal of Teaching in Social Work (Routledge, Taylor & Francis), 2009-present.
Service on Advisory Boards, Task Forces, and Board of Directors:
• NASW Welfare Reform Task Force, NY, NY, 1999-2001.
• Board of Directors, Single Parent Resource Center (non-profit agency providing services to single parents and their families), NY, NY, 2001-2008.
• Advisory Board, AUSSW Continuing Education Program, Postgraduate Certificate in Addictions, 2009-2010.
• Advocacy Council, Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York, 2002-2003.
• Alcohol, Drugs and Violence Advisory Board, Garden City, NY, 2002-2005. This task force spearheaded the piloting of the PRIDE questionnaire in Garden City schools, as well as other drug and violence prevention programs for the Garden City community.
• Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Affairs, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
• Search Committee, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Fall 2016
• Reviewer, HIP (High Impact) Proposals, January 2015
• Teaching Excellence Awards Committee, Spring 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2015
• General Education Committee, Fall 2014- Spring 2015
• Faculty Service Awards committee, Spring 2014
• Writing Council, 2013-2014
• Representative to the Faculty Senate, 2001-03
• Course Evaluation Committee (revised Adelphi student course evaluation tool), 2002-03.
• Search Committee, Dean of School of Social Work, 2003-04
• Middlestates Periodic Review Committee, 2003-04
• Co-Chair (with Patrick Kelly), Faculty Senate Committee on Non-tenured Faculty, 2003-04
• Search Committee, Director of the Writing Center, 2006
• Grade Change Task Force, 2006
• Student Counseling Center Advisory Committee, 2007
• Chair, Faculty Grievance Committee, 2009-10
• Substance Abuse Policy Biennial Review Committee, Fall 2010