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Samuel Rosenberg

Samuel RosenbergProfessor of Social Work and Sociology - Retired

Year Joined RCNJ: 1995

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7641
  • Office: G-205
  • Office Hours: By Appointment


  • Ph.D. Sociology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1977)
  • M.S.W. Social Work, New York University, Graduate School of Social Work (1986)
  • M.A. Sociology, San Francisco State University (1972)
  • B.A. Sociology, University of California at Berkeley (1970)


  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Administrative and Academic Experience:

  • 2007 – 2015: Dean, School of Social Science and Human Services, Ramapo College of NJ. Full administrative responsibility for budget, recruitment, and personnel decisions. Administration of seven undergraduate programs: Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Teacher Education, Law and Society, Environmental Studies, Social Science, and three graduate programs: Masters in Educational Technology, Masters in Educational Leadership and Masters in Sustainable Development. Overall responsibility for a division of 100 faculty and 1,600 students, curriculum and program development, scheduling, advising, and developing general education courses. Member of Middle States Steering Committee (2010), Co-Chair College Assessment Committee. College Liaison for faculty development to Faculty Resource Center, New York University.
  • 2000 – 2007: Convener, Social Science Major, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Responsible for curriculum development, coordination of faculty, student advising, and scheduling for the social science major and minors in African-American Studies, Women’s Studies, Labor Studies.
  • 2005 – 2007: Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey.
  • 2000 – 2005: Associate Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey.
  • 1995 – 2000: Assistant Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey.
  • 1995 – 1996: Assistant to Chief of Service, Heights Hill Mental Health Service, South Beach Psychiatric Center. Senior Advisor to Chief of Service in the areas of Community Relations, Policy Making, and Program Development.
  • 1990 – 1995: Director of Outpatient Services (Team Leader), Heights Hill Mental Health Service (32 clinicians, 400 clients) – full administrative and clinical responsibility for the Services outpatient department including: administration of a multi-disciplinary staff of psychiatrists, social workers, and psychologists; Develop and implement organizational policy. Program development and daily intervention of same as well as long-term planning of clinical activities.
  • 1988 – 1990: Clinic Director, Heights Hill Mental Health Service, Outpatient Department. Responsibilities included clinical and administrative supervision of staff (psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, clerical, externs, and interns).
  • 1986 – 1987: Social Worker II, Heights Hill Mental Health Service, South Beach Psychiatric Center, Brooklyn, New York Individual, family, and group therapy including working with severely psychotic clients (Spanish and English); clinical supervision of staff and students.
  • 1987 – 1988: Assistant Director, Heights Hill Mental Health Service Outpatient Department. Responsibilities included screenings, crisis intervention, staff scheduling, and general administrative duties concerning staff relations.
  • 1987 – 1985: Clinical Director, Hispanic Outreach Project, Heights Hilll Mental Health Service. Responsibilities included implementation of programs designed to improve services to Hispanics.
  • 1977 – 1984: Assistant Professor, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Politics, Economics, and Society Program.
  • 1980 – 1981: Chairperson, Politics, Economics, and Society Program, SUNY Old Westbury.
  • 1976 – 1977: Assistant Professor, Livingston College, Rutgers University.

Higher Education Professional Development:

  • 2003 – 2004: University Associate, Faculty Resource Network, New York University.
  • 2003: Recipient. Ramapo Foundation Grant: Community Mental Health.
  • 2002: Recipient. Ramapo College Special Budget Research Grant: Social Workers in the Workplace.
  • 2002: Summer Scholar in Residence, Faculty Resource Network, New York University.
  • 1998: Summer Scholar in Residence, Faculty Resource Network, New York University.
  • 1998: Recipient, Faculty Development Institute at Cornell University. (Sponsored by NIMH, the Advancement for Social Work Research, and the Social Work Baccalaureate Directors)
  • 1997: Summer Scholar in Residence, Faculty Resource Network, New York University.
  • 1996 – 1997: University Associate, Faculty Resource Network, New York University
  • 1997: Recipient, Separately Budgeted Research Award, “The Social and Psychological Effects of Unemployment Downsizing.”
  • 1996: Summer Scholar in Residence, Faculty Resource Network, New York University.
  • 1988 – 1992: Executive Director, Grant Award, New York Community Trust and South Beach Psychiatric Center: $100,000 Video Project. Developed audio-visual and printed materials designed for Hispanic and Black families of psychiatric patients. Materials used throughout New York State Office of Mental Health facilities.

Scholarly Publications:

  • Rosenberg J., Rosenberg S., Ellefson S., and Corrigan P., (2014) Public Mental Health Stigma and Mass Shootings, SAJ Forensic Science Vol. 1, Issue 1.
  • Rosenberg, J., Rosenberg S. & Rosenberg A., (2014) American Horror Story: Asylum and the Power of the Mad Monster, in Dauber (Ed.). Monsters in Society: England: Interdisciplinary Press. 
  • Rosenberg, J.  &  Rosenberg, S.J., (2013). Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Counseling Psychology. 
  • Rosenberg, J, Rosenberg, S. J., Huygen, C. & Klein, E.  (2012). Marginal No More: Serious Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation and Gender Preference, in Rosenberg & Rosenberg (Eds.) Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. NY: Routledge. 
  • Rosenberg, J., Gonzalez, M., & Rosenberg, S. (2012).  Utilizing an ethnographic lens in multicultural social work practice with immigrants and refugees, in E. Congress & M. Gonzalez (Eds.) Multicultural perspectives in working with families. (2nd ed.). NY: Springer.
  • Rosenberg, J. & Rosenberg, S. (2011). (Eds.). Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition. NY: Brunner- Routledge. 
  • Klein, E., Rosenberg, J. & Rosenberg, S. (2007) Whose treatment is it anyway? The role of consumer preferences in mental health care. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • Rosenberg J. & Rosenberg S. (2006). Do unions matter? An examination of the historical and contemporary role of labor unions in the social work profession. Social Work. Journal of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Rosenberg, J. & Rosenberg, S. (2006). (Eds.). Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. NY: Brunner- Routledge.
    Miller, H. (2006). Families, Systems & Health. American Psychological Association.
    RachBeisel, J. (2007). Psychiatric Services. American Psychiatric Association.
  • Rosenberg, J., Rosenberg, S., Huygen, C. & Klein, E. (2006). Stigma, sexual orientation and mental illness: A community mental health perspective. In Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. (Rosenberg & Rosenberg, Eds.). NY: Brunner- Routledge.
  • Rosenberg, S., Rosenberg, J., Hugen, C., & Klein, E. (January 2005) No need to hide: Out of the closet and mentally ill. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal
  • Rosenberg, J., Gonzalez, M., & Rosenberg, S. (2005). Clinical work with immigrants and refugees: An ethnographic multicultural approach in E. Congress & M. Gonzalez (Eds.)Multicultural perspectives in working with families. (2nd ed.). NY: Springer
  • Rosenberg, S. (2000). Providing Mental Health Services in a Culture Other than One’s Own. Reflections, California State University, Long Beach.
  • Rosenberg, S. (1999). Social Work and Downsizing: Theoretical Implications and Strategic Responses. The Journal of Sociology Social Welfare, University of Western Michigan.
  • Samuel Rosenberg, Book Review, Sociology of Marriage and the Family: Gender, Love, and Property. Wadsworth Group, Thomson Learning, June 2004.
  • Samuel Rosenberg, Book Review, Michael Yates, Why Unions Matter. Affillia. Fall 2001.
  • Book Review, R.N. Kail and J.C. Cavanaugh, Human Development. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Fall 1996
  • McLaughlin, J. O’Brien, J.& Rosenberg, S. The Whole Family/La Familia Entera. New York State Office of Mental Health manual on the treatment of schizophrenia in psychoeducational modality.
  • Samuel Rosenberg, Using the Common Bond of a Soap Opera, published New York State Office of Mental Health News, August 1992.

Professional Presentations:

  • Presenter, “After Sandy Hook: Mental Illness and Violence.” 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. August 2013.
  • Presenter, “American Horror Story and the Power of the Mad Monster.” Inter-Disciplinary Net 11th Global Conference. Monster and the Monstrous. Oxford University, UK. July 2013.  
  • Presenter, “Whose Treatment is it Anyway? Promoting Consumer/Provider Partnerships in Mental Health Care” 5th Annual Northeast Conference on “disABILITY”, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. October 2006.
  • Presenter, Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education. “Persons with Serious Mental Illness Unite: Utilizing Consumer Communities to Promote Recovery.” February 2006
  • Presenter, New York State Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association:” Psychiatric Services for Lesbian, Gay and Transgendered Mentally Ill Persons.” September, 2004.
  • Presenter, New York State Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association: “Multiculturalism and Psychiatric Services.” New York, September 2004.
  • Presenter, “Intensive Case Manager Program: How to Provide Services in the Community.” New York State Office of Mental Health/-Hunter College School of Social Work. Fall 2002.
  • Presenter, “Schizophrenia: Treatment Models in Undeserved Communities. Post Master’s Seminar Series, CUNY, Hunter School of Social Work, Fall, 2001.
  • Keynote Speaker” Community Mental Services for Latinos” National Association of Social Workers – New York City Chapter. October 15, 2001.
  • Keynote Speaker and Principal Organizer, “Social Work in the New Century: Challenges at the Work Place.” Fordham University, May 13, 2000.
  • Presenter, Unions and Social Work: A Partnership. A Dialogue on how Unions can strengthen the Social Work Profession. Keynote speaker at the 1199 Social Work Conference in Celebration of Social Work Month, February 1999.
  • Presenter, Conceptualizing and Implementing Multi-cultural Psychoeducational Programs. New York State Psychiatric Institute, February 1999.
  • Presentation, Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Research on Community Based Treatment Models for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: Implications for Policy Formulation and Program Development, co-authored with Beryl Hugen. October 1998.
  • Presenter, Baccalaureate Program Directors, National Institute of Mental Health and Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research. Summer Institute Cultural Competence and Psycho education: The Whole Family. June 22-26, 1998. Cornell University.
  • Participant (Selected). Baccalaureate Program Directors, National Institute of Mental Health, and Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research Summer Institute. Cornell University. June 22-26, 1998.
  • Presenter, Lutheran Medical Center, Keynote Speaker for Social Work Month Series. Social Work in the Millennium. Brooklyn, NY. March 1998
  • Presenter, Integrating Cultural Competence in the Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling Disciplines. Colloquium, Increasing Mental Health Utilization Rates for Non-Traditional Populations. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. November 1997.
  • Presenter, Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors. Social Work and Labor. Philadelphia, PA. , October 1997.
  • Presenter, Social Work Department, Social Work and Downsizing. South Beach Psychiatric Center, New York State Office of Mental Health. July 1997
  • Presenter, Social Work Club, Ramapo College, Different Aspects of the Social Work Profession. May 1997.
  • Organizer, Ramapo College, Social Impact of Current Welfare Cuts on Health and Education. Dennis Rivera Presenter, President, National Health and Human Services Union. April 1997.
  • Presenter, American Orthopsychiatric Association. A Psycho- Educational Video Intervention Concerning Mental Illness and the Hispanic Family. Toronto, Canada. March 1997
  • Moderator, Blazing the Trails: New Frontiers in Social Work Education, 14 Annual Baccalaureate Program Directors, Portland, Oregon, October 1996.
  • Presenter, Community Mental Health with Latino Families, Colloquium; Instituto Mexicano de Medicinas Tradicionales Tiahuili, Cuernavaca, Mexico, August 1996.
  • Student Colloquium, Unite to Fight the Right, Ramapo College, spring 1996.
  • Presenter, Multiculturalism in Social Work Practice, Seminar, New York State Office of Mental Health, South Beach Psychiatric Center, spring 1996.
  • Presenter, Schizophrenia and the Psycho educational Model of Treatment Colloquium, Social Science and Human Services, Ramapo College, fall 1995.
  • Presenter, Treatment Issues in Schizophrenia with a Multicultural Population, Workshop, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, fall 1995.
  • Presenter, Treatment of Hispanic Mental Health Patients, Workshop, Visiting Nurses Association, Lourdes Cintron Organizer, October 1994.
  • Presenter, Innovative Approaches to Mental Health Services for Multi cultural Groups. Cultural Competence Symposium, New York State Office of Mental Health, January 1994.
  • Speaker, Psycho education with Hispanic Families, New York City Board of Education, Committee on Special Education, January 1993.
  • Presenter, Using Culturally Sensitive Approaches with Families, Grand Rounds, Lincoln Hospital, New York City, December 1992.
  • Presentation, The Whole Family/La Familia Entera, video on the treatment of schizophrenia, New York City Commissioner of Mental Health, Dr. Luis Marcos, November 1992.
  • Speaker, Developing Outreach and Treatment Programs for the Hispanic Community, Creedmore Psychiatric Center, Second Annual Conference: AIDS and the Hispanic Community, September 1992.
  • Panelist, Strategies for Change, statewide telecast New York State Office of Mental Health, August 1992.
  • Presentation, Treatment of Hispanic Patients in New York City. Congreso Iberoamericano De Psicologia, Madrid, Spain, July 1992.
  • Panelist, Committee on Cultural Diversity, New York City Office of Mental Health Regional Office, Monthly, 1990 – 1992.
  • Presentations, Treatment of Hispanic Patients and Their Families, Bellevue Hospital, NYC, NY. Spring 1992.
  • Speaker, The Homeless Crisis, North Central Bronx Hospital, Social Work Week, May 1989.
  • Demonstration of Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Hispanic Clients, South Beach Psychiatric Center, 1988.
  • Family Support Demonstration Project Training Seminar, William McFarlane, M.D., Psychiatric Institute, Walker Valley, New York, June 1987.
  • Demonstration of Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Hispanic Clients, Long Island University, spring 1986.
  • Speaker, Historical Analysis of the United States, and Analysis of the US and the Global Economy, Seminar Director, Mission Education Program, Maryknoll Fathers, October 1982.
  • Speaker, The Economic and Political Implications of Militarism in the Post World War II Era, United Methodist Church Seminars, fall 1981.
  • Speaker, The Historical Debates in Political Sociology, Graduate Seminar, Sociology Department, State University of New York, Stony Brook, fall 1981.
  • Chairperson and Round Table Discussant, Nicos Poulantzas and Political Sociology, American Sociological Association, Summer 1980.
  • Lecturer, Classical Debates in Political Sociology and the Contribution French Structuralism, Distinguished Lecture Series, Cornell University, Politics Department, May 1980.
  • Speaker, Notes on the Contribution of Nicos Poulantzas to the Theory of the Capitalist State and The Contribution of Nicos Poulantzas to Political Sociology, 50th Anniversary of Eastern Sociological Society, March 1980.
  • Presentation, World Peace, Cornell University, (Political Science Department Lecture Series on the Politics of European and American Relations, November 1979.
  • Presentation, Assessment of the Work of Nicos Poulantzas New School for Social Research, Department of Sociology, November 1979.
  • Round Table Organizer, Argentina, 1955-1969, Latin American Studies Association meetings, April 1979.
  • Presenter, Anti-Semitism, Politics, and Repression in Argentina, Brandeis University, Two Seminars, March 1979.
  • Presentation, Jimmy Carter US Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Argentina, Community Action on Latin American Conference on Argentina and Chile, University of Wisconsin, October 1978.
  • Presentation, Notes Towards an Understanding of Militarism and Repression, Round Table Discussion, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 1978.
  • Speaker, On Authoritarian States and Underdevelopment, Second Latin American Festival sponsored by the Hispanic Educational Club and the Hispanic Studies Program, Jersey City College, February 1975.
  • The Internationalization of Economic Relations and the Role of the State, Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, spring 1974, Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Structure of Policy Making: Nixon’s New Economic Program, Paper delivered at the Conference on the Americas, Rutgers University, spring 1973.

Ramapo College: Administrative and Scholarly Contributions:

  • 2004 – 2005, Member, Search Committee: Director Teacher Education.
  • 2004 – 2005, Chairperson, All College Tenure Committee.
  • 2003 – 2004, Member, All College Tenure Committee
  • 2003 – Present, Member, American Democracy Project.
  • 2002 – 2003, Member, Unit Personnel Committee.
  • 2003 – 2004, Member, Unit Personnel Committee.
  • 2000 – 2007, Convener, Social Science Contract Major.
  • 2001, Member, Search Committee: International Education Director.
  • 2001 – 2002, Member, President’s Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2000 – 2001, Member, Social Science and Human Services Personnel Committee
  • 1999 – 2000, Chair, Subcommittee on Experiential Learning, President’s Planning Committee, Middle States.
  • 1998 – 1999, Chair, Social Work Search Committee.
  • 1998 – 1999 Convener, Experiential Learning Committee, Middle States Accreditation.
  • 1998 – 1999 Member, the Campus Planning Committee.
  • 1997 – 1998 Member, SSHS Career Development Committee.
  • 1997 – 1998 Member, Campus Planning Committee
  • 1997 – 1998 Unit Assessment Committee
  • 1996 – 1998 Member, Latin American Task Force
  • 1996 – 1998 Member, Search Committee for the Sociology Program
  • 1996 – 1997 Member, President’s Planning Committee
  • 1996 – 1997 Member, SSHS Reappointment and Tenure Committee
  • 2004 – 2005, Organizer, Social Science and Human Services Colloquium.
  • 2003 – 2004, Dean’s Report SSHS Enrollment
  • Presenter, Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Homeless Education Workshop, November 2003.
  • Presenter, Culture Club, A.I.S. and O.L.U., April 1998. “The Mentally Ill in a Culture Different than Their Own: The Hispanic Case.” A manuscript generated from this presentation was published.
  • Presenter, Field Instructors in Social Work Program, Ramapo College. “Role of Research in the Social Work Curriculum.” March 1998.
  • Organizer, Ramapo College, April 1997. “Social Impact on Current Welfare Cuts on Health and Education.” Dennis Rivera presenter, President, 1199 National Health and Human Services Union.
  • Presenter, Social Work Club, Ramapo College, May 1997. “Different Aspects of the Social Work Profession.”
  • “Schizophrenia and the Psychoeducational Model of Treatment,” Colloquium, Social Science and Human Services, 1995. Ramapo College.

Honors and Elected Positions:

  • American Conference of Academic Deans, Member, 2007-Present.
  • Expert Consultant (pro-bono) Research Grant: Adaptability of Psychoeducation to Culturally Diverse Populations, New York State Office of Mental Health. 2006-2008.
  • Treasurer, Heights-Hill Mental Health Service (pro-bono), Community Advisory Board, 1998-2008.
  • National Association of Social Workers, Member, 1987-Present.
  • Member, New Brunswick Executive Committee, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University; 1976 – 1977.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 1973 – 1975.
  • Executive Committee, Master Committee, Graduate Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 1974 – 1975.
  • Executive Chairman, Graduate Union of Sociology Students, Rutgers University, 1973 – 1974.
  • Executive Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 1973 – 1974.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of Sociology, Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1973 – 1974.
  • Dean’s List, California State University, San Francisco, 1970 – 1972.
  • Honor Student, University of California at Berkeley, 1969 – 1970.

Professional Licenses:

  • Certified Social Work Field Instructor.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York State.
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