Recent (since 2009) PhD Graduates' Full-Time Employment

Government and Community

  • Director of Human Services & Special Initiatives, Philadelphia Councilman Dennis M. O’Brien – Katherine Kaplan
  • National Center to End Veteran Homelessness – Tom Byrne
  • Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center – Melissa Dichter
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General – Joanna Bisgaier


  • Adelphi University, School of Social Work – Tae Kuen Kim
  • Bryn Mawr, School of Social Work – Raymond Allen
  • Columbia University, School of Nursing – Tawandra Rowell
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Social Work – Itay Greenspan
  • Hong Kong University, Department of Social Work – Hui-quan (Mary) Zhou
  • New York University, School of Social Work – Stacey Barrenger
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences – Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen
  • Rutgers University, School of Social Work – Francis Harper Barchi, Brian Coleman, Karen Zurlo
  • Salem State University, School of Social Work – Jonathan Lukens
  • Simmons College, School of Social Work – Kristie Thomas
  • University of Delaware, College of Education and Human Development – Staci Perlman
  • University of Haifa – Maayan Lawental Schori
  • University of Kansas, School of Social Work – Jason Matejkowski
  • University of New England, School of Social Work – Kerry Dunn
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine – Rosemary Frasso, Heather Klusaritz
  • University of South Florida, School of Social Work – Manisha Joshi
  • University of Southern California, School of Social Work – Julie Cederbaum
  • University of Tennessee, College of Social Work – Sungkyu Lee
  • West Chester University, School of Social Work – Julie Tenille

SP2 News

Diplomas on the SP2 commencement table.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

2019 Social Policy & Practice Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Social Policy & Practice award winners. The following individuals will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at...

Tatiana Fraga Diez

Student Life

NPL Student Chosen for Steering Committee of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community

Tatiana Fraga Diez, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

Jennifer A. King

Alumni Stories

“I Caught the Teaching Bug”: DSW Alumna Jennifer King Shares Her Unexpected Career Path

As Jennifer A. King, a 2015 alumna of the Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) program at Penn’s School of Social...

Andrew Fussner

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

SP2 Board Member Gift Leads to Lasting Impact in Case Consultation Training Series

Four years ago, Andrew Fussner, then a lecturer in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of...

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