|Vadim Moldovan received his PhD from Yeshiva University. Dr. Vadim Moldovan is an Associate Professor of Social Work. Currently he serves as the Director of the Social Work Program. He teaches courses in the generic social work skills sequence. Dr. Moldovan’s social work practice background is in psychiatric social work – he worked with the chronically mentally ill in a variety of agency settings as a line worker, supervisor and clinic administrator. Since he joined the faculty of York College, Dr. Moldovan began working in the mental health field as a scholar conducting numerous studies in psychiatric institutions in Moldova. His research findings are regularly presented to the larger scientific community through the scholarly journals and conference papers.|
|William Divale received his PhD from SUNY Buffalo in 1974. He is professor of Anthropology at York College and the CUNY Online Baccalaureate Program, and is twice past President of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. He was publisher of the journal World Cultures, and has held several NIH grants. His previous cross-cultural survey research has been on warfare, population control, and matrilocal residence. He and his students have conducted research on Parental Acceptance-Rejection for the past 15 years in countries such as Finland, Romania, Columbia, Spain, and currently in Moldova among both the mentally ill and the general population. He was awarded the C.S. Ford Medal for Cross-Cultural Research in 1973 and 1975. He received the CUNY Michael Ribaudo Information Technology Award in 2007 and again in 2009.|
|Selena T. Rodgers is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at York College of The City University of New York, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Rodgers’ research on post-traumatic growth in diverse populations has taken her to Brazil, Cuba, and South Korea. Her recent peer-reviewed publications on post-traumatic growth have appeared in The Global Studies Journal and The National Journal of Urban Education & Practice. Professor Rodgers is also the recipient of numerous professional and service awards.|
Dr. Rodgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R). She has over 17 years post-master’s social work experience in a variety of direct practice, administrative and academic settings. Prior to her academic appointment at York College, Dr. Rodgers was the Associate Vice President for Safe Horizon’s Queens Community and Criminal Justice Programs, one of the nation’s leading agency in the field of victimization. Professor Rodgers earned her Ph.D. from Adelphi University and an MSW from Syracuse University.