Debra Greenwood

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Assistant Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice


Office: N-651N

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=7259

Debra Greenwood, LMSW, has been at BMCC since Fall 2007. She teaches Introduction to Social Work, Direct Practice Skills, Social Welfare Policies and Programs, and Field Experience I and II. She taught Policy I and II as an adjunct Instructor at Fordham University’s MSW program for five years prior arriving at BMCC, and Policy I as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Hunter summer 2009 and 2010. She has worked in higher education for about twelve years, teaching, directing community-based learning programs, and as a research associate in institutional research. Outside of academia, she has worked in policy analysis and advocacy, community organizing, child protective services, Headstart, and clinical work with children. She has a certificate in child and adolescent mental health and is currently in the dissertation stage at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.


Welfare policy, Social Justice Issues, Small Group & Interpersonal Communication, Policy advocacy, Direct Social Work Skills


  • M.S. LMSW – Licensed Master Social Worker – 2008, State of New York Department of Education,
  • Ph.D. Fordham Graduate School of Social Service – expected 2012, Social Work,
  • B.S. Eastern Washington University, Social Work,1993
  • M.S. Eastern Washington University Graduate School of Social Service, Social Work,1995

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Award for Excellence in Education

    Alpha Theta Kappa – Alpha Kappa Chapter BMCC, awarded 2009

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