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

School of Social Policy & Practice sign on the Caster Building seen with pink azaleas.

Faculty & Research

Several SP2 Experts Listed as Top 100 Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) faculty members Richard J. Gelles, Steven C. Marcus, Phyllis Solomon, Ram A....

Jennifer Plumb

Alumni Stories

What I Did With My DSW Degree: Jennifer Plumb

For years, social work professionals have furthered their careers as innovators, educators, and leaders in the field with degree programs...

Marquisha Lawrence Scott

Student Life

Support on the Ground: PhD Student Examines Where Faith Organizations and Social Work Intertwine

Faith-based organizations often offer tangible forms of aid through initiatives such as disaster relief efforts and financial assistance programs. But...

Alice Cooper

Student Life

Toward Equitable Education for All: MSSP Student Channels Social Policy Theory into Social Good

For Alice Cooper, an MSSP (Master of Science in Social Policy Program) student at Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

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