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Ph.D. Graduates and Candidates on the Job Market, 2020-21

Download 2020-21 CV booklet and scroll below for individual biographies and CVs. 


Sangeeta Chatterji

Education: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018-2020; PhD, Rutgers School of Social Work, 2018; MSW, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, 2009; BA, Psychology, Fergusson College, Pune, India, 2007; Research Interests: Dimensions, risk factors, and prevention of violence between intimate partners and within the family; evaluation of interventions designed to prevent violence against women and children; prevention of perpetration of intimate partner and family violence; women’s economic mobility and labor market trajectories Research Experience: Postdoctoral Fellow: Evaluation of a cRCT of an Intimate Partner Violence prevention program in Rwanda; Graduate Assistant: Child gender and disability among children of immigrants from China and India; Graduate Assistant: Experiences of LGBT forced migrants in the U.S. and Canada; Project manager: Family acceptance of Lesbian and Gay individuals in Mumbai, India; Project Manager: Study of the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) in India, Project Officer; Violence against women with disability, lesbian women, and sex-working women in India, Bangladesh, & Nepal Practice Experience: Trainings & service delivery, SNEHA; Trainings & advocacy, SRUTI, India; Grants: World Bank Marketplace Innovation grant 2020-22; Honors/Awards: Margaret McNamara Fellowship 2017-18; AAUW International Doctoral Fellowship 2017-18 (Alternate); Tuition Assistance Award, Graduate School, Rutgers; Special Study Award, Graduate School, Rutgers; Gender Studies Conference Travel Grant, University at Buffalo E-mail

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Sarah Gold

Current position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, The Benheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Education: PhD (2018), Rutgers University School of Social Work; MSW, Rutgers University School of Social Work (2016); Masters in the Art of Teaching, Elementary Education, Montclair State University (2013); BS, Community, Environment, and Development, The Pennsylvania State University (2010). Research interests: Housing assistance, social policy, poverty, inequality, children, and families. Research support: NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (Role: Co-PI with Kathryn Edin). “Housing and health in New Jersey’s capital city.” Honors: Outstanding Doctoral Student Instructor award (Rutgers School of Social Work, 2016-2017 academic year). Research experience: Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University (2018-2019 with Kathryn Edin and Timothy Nelson; 2019-2020 with the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing); Research Assistant, Rutgers University School of Social Work, research assistance  (writing, data analysis, survey development, and data management) for several  faculty on grants funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, the Oak Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Teaching experience: Part-time lecturer, Rutgers School of Social Work, courses: t social welfare policy and services; research methods (program evaluation); and poverty, inequality, discrimination, and public policy. Practice experience: Research Associate, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Office of Research, Evaluation and Special Projects (2016-2018).

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Hsiu-Fen Lin​

Education: Ph.D. (anticipated May, 2021) Rutgers University School of Social Work; MSW, Rutgers University School of Social Work, 2018; Master of Arts, National Taiwan University, 2002; Bachelor's of Social Work, National Taiwan, University, 1997. Research Interests: Intervention and prevention on violence against women and children; the impacts of domestic violence on mental health and financial well-being; economic empowerment for survivors of intimate partner violence; financial social work; policy analysis; intervention research; qualitative research; clinical social work practice; cultural competence in social work practice; diversity and women's study. Honors: Study Abroad Specialist Scholarship for women and gender policy analysis, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. Research experience: Graduate Assistant, Dr. Judy Postmus: UN project, New Jersey Instruments for survivors project. Research internship, with Dr. Chien-Chung Huang, studying multiple imputations using a longitudinal data of female survivors of intimate partner violence. Teaching Interests: Policy analysis; research method; violence against women and children; social work practice; human behavior in the social environment; Financial Social Work; Diversity and Oppression Teaching Experience: Adjunct lecturer teaching policy analysis: violence against women and children, and research methods courses to MSW programs (traditional classroom and online). Practice Experience: Residence Assistant for Graduate family housing, Residence Life, Rutgers University; Coordinator of the International Women's Group, Rutgers University (2014-present). Supervisor for Child Protective Services, Taoyuan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center, Taiwan (2007-2012); Clinical Social Worker (Board of Social Service in Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2003-2013). Professional License: Licensed Social Worker (2018, New Jersey), Licensed Social Worker (1998, Taiwan).  . 

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Jordan Steiner

Education: Rutgers School of Social Work, PhD (expected 2020); Rutgers School of Social Work, MSW; Teachers College, Columbia University, International Educational Development, Master of Arts (MA);   Bachelors of Arts, International Peace and Conflict Studies; University of California, Berkeley; Research Interests:  Gender based violence (GBV), sexual violence response and prevention; poverty and GBV; GBV in schools; refugees and immigrants; GBV and migration; culturally sensitive interventions; Sub-Saharan Africa; international social welfare.  Honors:  USAID Fellow (2017); Rutgers Graduate School Pre-dissertation funding awards; Graduate Enrichment award winner, Center for African Studies, Rutgers University; Institute for Research on Women (IRW) Fellow; Predoctoral Leadership Development Academy (PLDA) fellow.  Research experience: Rape and Prevention Education (RPE) Evaluator-Office on the Prevention of Violence Against Women, NJ Department of Children and Families;  Evaluation Coordinator and Graduate Research Assistant- Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC); Research Internship- Dr. Felix Muchomba; Research Assistant for Literacy in Conflict Affected Sites (Teachers College, Columbia University); Consultant, UNICEF; Consultant/Evaluator, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Sierra Leone.  Teaching Interests: International Social Work; Refugees/Immigrants; Violence Against Women and Children; Diversity & Oppression; Research Methods; Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE). Teaching Experience:  Part Time Lecturer HBSE (BSW) and HBSE: Violence Against Women in Childhood (MSW); Adult Educator of Teaching English as a Second Language; Teaching Assistant, Columbia University; Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Benin, West Africa (Peace Corps). Practice Experience: Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Evaluator, New Jersey Department of Children and Families; Program Manager, International Catholic Migration Commission (Amman, Jordan); Immigration Program Coordinator, IRC; Program Manager, IRC (Cote d’Ivoire); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Benin, West Africa); Licensed Social Worker- New Jersey (NJ)

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Yuqi Wang

Education: PhD in Social Work, Rutgers (expected 2020); Master of Social Work, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; BA in Sociology, Renmin University of China. Research interests: Social Isolation, Aging, Health Disparity, Community Organization, Quantitative Methods, Program Evaluation. Research Experience: Graduate Assistant, Center for Prevention Science (Dr. N. Andrew Peterson); Research Internship, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (Dr. Lyna Wiggins) & School of Social Work (Dr. Raymond Sanchez Mayers); Research Assistant, School of Social Work (Dr. Emily Greenfield); Graduate Assistant, Huamin Research Center (Dr. Chien-Chun Huang). Teaching Interests: Research methods, statistics for social work, community organization, HBSE. Teaching Experience: Instructor, methods of social work research, Rutgers MSW program; Instructor, program evaluation, Rutgers MSW program; Instructor, HBSE I, Rutgers BASW program. Practice experience: Field Placement Supervisor, Huamin Research Center

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