Social Work Faculty

    Claudia L. Moreno

    Director of Social Work Program

    Phone: (845) 848-4078
    Email: Claudia.moreno@dc.edu 

    Dr. Claudia L. Moreno, PhD., MSW is the Director of the Social Work Program. Dr. Moreno comes to Dominican from the Social Work Program at Columbia University. Prior to that, she was an associate professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where she taught classes in social work perspectives on HIV/AIDS and mentored fellows in the HIV Prevention-Research Ethics Training Institute. Dr. Moreno is a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), where she is serving a three-year term on its Council of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity and as the Chair of Cultural Competence. She also chairs the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission for AIDS (LACOA). Her areas of specialization are: Cross-cultural social work, Health research, especially HIV/AIDS and autism, Cultural Competence, International social work and Qualitative Research. Her teaching assignments: Research Methods, Macro Practice, Social Work Practice

        Lucinda Acquaye

        Associate Professor

        Email: lucinda.acquaye@dc.edu

        Dr. Acquaye joined the college in the Fall of 2014.  She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.S.W. from Stony Brook University and a Ph.D. from the Howard University School of Social Work.  Her areas of specialization include Internationalizing Higher Education, International Experiential Learning in Social Work Education, International Social Work and Displaced Populations.  Dr. Acquaye and is an appointed member of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Council for Global Learning, Research, and Practice.

        Dr. Acquaye has research experience and interests in the areas of Attitudes toward Internationalization, Transformational Leadership, the Institutionalization of Experiential Learning Programs; African Immigrants and Mental Health; and Cultural Competency.  Lucinda has taught Research Methods for Social Work Professionals,  International Service Learning, Social Movements and Social Justice, Introduction to Social Work, and Child Welfare and the Law.  She is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Social Work Club.

            Bonni Raab

            Director of Field Education

            Phone: (845) 848-4076
            Email: bonni.raab@dc.edu 

            Professor Raab, LCSW, DCSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education and Director of the Gadol Community Resource Center. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her M.S.W. from Fordham University School of Social Service and has completed doctoral courses at Columbia University. Professor Raab has been a member of the social work faculty of Dominican College since 1978 and was Director from 1981 through 2011. She joined the faculty after a five-year career as a Senior Public Health Social Worker for the Rockland County Health Department and as the Staff Development Supervisor for the Rockland County Department of Social Services.

            In addition, Professor Raab continues to practice as a clinical social worker, consultant in the areas of clinical practice and administration and as a community activist in areas including special education, disability, aging, and immigration. Professor Raab is a licensed clinical social worker with the State of New York and carries a “P” and “R” rating for the practice of psychotherapy. Her ongoing practice experience enriches her teaching.

            Her primary curricular area is human behavior and the social environment and social work practice. She is also responsible for a number of social work electives and courses in social justice with a service learning component. Professor Raab serves on a number of community advisory boards and boards of directors.

                Maureen Aitchison

                Social Work Program Staff

                Phone: (845) 848-4077
                Email: maureen.aitchison@dc.edu