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Ericka Deglau

Professor of Teaching and Director of the Intensive Weekend Program

MSW, Hunter College, Ph.D., New School

Ericka Deglau’s areas of practice include program development and evaluation. In addition to interests in workforce professionalization in child welfare and the human services, her principal practice areas have been in child welfare, prevention, and HIV/AIDS.

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Ericka Deglau directs the Rutgers School of Social Work's Intensive Weekend Program, an alternate means to pursue and MSW for individuals who are full time employees in the social and human services fields. The program was first developed for public child welfare employees as the Public Child Welfare Intensive Weekend program, as the state's child welfare system began an intensive period of reform. Funded by NJ's Department of Children and Families from 2006-2010, the program enabled over 150 public child welfare employees to obtain their MSW. Currently, the program has a robust enrollment of students throughout the state working in fields of mental health, family, child and adolescent services, geriatric social services, county and municipal social services, corrections and re-entry, substance abuse, education, and related fields. Deglau began her service at the School of Social Work as Special Assistant to then Dean Richard L. Edwards.

Previously, Deglau was a Project Manager in the Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, where she assisted in a longitudinal study of the consequences of child abuse and neglect into adulthood and subsequent parenting. She also served as Director of Program Development and Research for the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation in New Brunswick, NJ and was Program Director, HIV Services and Outreach Coordinator at the Lower East Side Family Union in New York.

Deglau has also worked internationally with Dr. Richard Edwards and Maria Roth of Babes Bolyai University, Romania on a presentation to the 18th Annual Conference of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy, Cluj, Romania on alternative approaches to providing social work education to employed individuals. Previous international work includes discussions and presentations with colleagues in France on challenges in social work and social work education and analysis and presentation of data from women's calls to France's national AIDS helpline in the 1990s, during a time of few women-centered HIV services in Europe.

Deglau received her PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research, NY, her MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work, NY, and her BS from Wheelock College, Boston, MA. She is a licensed social worker in New Jersey and a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.

Courses Taught: 

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services I
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