Faculty and Staff

 Ali Fraenkel, a current third year student at Northeastern, has been empowered by her dedicated faculty mentors and hands-on experiential learning about philanthropy within CSSH.

Stephanie DeCandia, Lecturer
Silvia Domínguez, Assistant Professor
Jordan Fox-Kemper, Internship Coordinator
Lori Gardinier, Director
Emily Mann, Associate Academic Specialist
Gordana Rabrenovic, Associate Professor
Rebecca Riccio, Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) Program Director
Natalia Stone, Program Coordinator
Lisa Worsh, Co-op Faculty Coordinator

 




Stephanie DeCandia, Lecturer

Stephanie DeCandia’s areas of specialization include: Sexual Assault Related Legal Issues, Rape Crisis Intervention Counseling, Policy Development, and Legislative Advocacy.

Work History includes: Aid to Incarcerated Mothers, Boston MA as a Staff Attorney; Victim Rights Law Center, Boston, MA as a Supervising Staff Attorney; and Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) as a Manager of System Advocacy and Policy Development.

Contact information:
Stephanie DeCandia
310 Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-2624
Fax: (617) 373-7905
Email: S.Decandia@neu.edu, SDecandia@barcc.org

Courses:

  • Rape Crisis Training: Techniques in Counseling

Degrees / CV:

  • Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law
  • Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Providence College


Silvia Domínguez, Assistant Professor

Silvia Dominguez graduated with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from Boston College and a Masters in forensic psychiatric social work from the Boston College Graduate School of social work. She received a PhD in sociology and social welfare policy at Boston University.

Prior to working at Northeastern University, she directed the psychiatric services at Massachusetts Correctional Center at Norfolk. She also directed substance abuse, and mental health programs. She grew up in Chile and has also lived in France and Montreal.

She comes from the Women’s Studies Research Center Scholars Program at Brandeis University and before she was at L’Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) in Paris where she was a Visiting Research Associate during the 2002 summer.

Read more about Silvia’s experience here.

Contact information:
Silvia Domínguez
210N Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-4274
Email: S.Dominguez@neu.edu

Courses:

  • Ethnic Relations, Cultural Identity and Human Services

Degrees/CV:

  • PhD from the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Social Work and Sociology at Boston University

Research Development Awards:

  • Research and Scholarship Development, Faculty Development and Faculty of Color Funds; Title: “The Consequences of Parental Violence across Generations”
  • Assistant Professor Silvia Dominguez received the 2009 Ford Foundation fellowship


JordanJordan Fox-Kemper, Internship Coordinator

We are thrilled to welcome Jordan Fox-Kemper back to our program, she will be coordinating internship and teaching the seminar class.  Jordan is a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW). Her areas of specialization include sexual violence, domestic violence and women’s health. She holds a BA (1994, Reed College) and an MSW from Boston College (1998). From 2008 to 2012 she taught at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, including courses in Clinical Theory and Practice, Domestic Violence, Interviewing Skills and an Internship Seminar.

Jordan has administrative and clinical experience at many nonprofit organizations, including the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the Resource Center for Women and Their Families. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Resilient Sisterhood Project, which seeks to address reproductive health disparities for women of African descent.

Contact information:
Jordan Fox-Kemper
310G Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-8164
Fax: (617) 373-7905
Email: J.FoxKemper@neu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Counseling in Human Services
  • Rape Crisis Training: Techniques in Counseling
  • Senior Seminar in Human Services
  • Human Services Internship

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Lori Gardinier, Director, Associate Academic Specialist

Lori Gardinier, MSW, PhD, is the Director of Human Services at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she was also the founder and director of the Campus Center on Violence Against Women (now VISION) with funding from the Department of Justice: Office of Violence Against Women. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston University and a PhD from Northeastern University. She has practiced in the area of antipoverty/ social justice work in community-based settings and as a counselor in organizations addressing intimate partner violence. In her role at Northeastern she is a leader in experiential education practice in both local and global settings.  Her outstanding commitment to high quality experiential education was recognized with the Northeastern Presidential Aspiration Award (2004) and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2011).  She has developed partnerships will many of Boston’s nonprofit organizations through her own practice and her continued implementation of service-learning partnerships.  Dr. Gardinier has also established project-based service-learning capacity building programs with nonprofits in Benin, Costa Rica, India and Mexico.   In this role she and her students collaborate with local leaders to identify creative solutions to organizational challenges.  Her research spans social movement studies, sexual violence and best practice in experiential education.

Contact information:
Lori Gardinier, Director
310B Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-5918
Fax: (617) 373-7905
Email: L.Gardinier@neu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Human Service Professions
  • Counseling in Human Services
  • Social Policy, Advocacy, and Activism
  • Senior Seminar in Human Services
  • Leadership and International Program Development
  • International Human Services
  • Intercultural Studies through Human Services

Degrees/CV:

  • Ph.D. Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University
  • Masters of Social Work, Boston University Focus: Program Planning / Development & Community Organizing
  • Bachelor of Science Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Theater, State University of New York: College at Buffalo
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies
  • Certified Batterers Intervention Counselor

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Emily Mann, Associate Academic Specialist

Emily Mann is an Associate Academic Specialist in the Human Services Program at Northeastern University. She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW), and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied the effects of early intervention on delinquency prevention in the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Dr. Mann spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and was also a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. Her post-doctoral research explored the early predictors and trajectories of children in special education in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD). Dr. Mann’s current teaching and research focuses on educational interventions and youth development.

Contact information:
Emily Mann
310A Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-2798
Fax: (617) 373-7905
Email: E.Mann@neu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Human Service Professions
  • Child Intervention and Treatment
  • Research Methods for Human Services
  • Introduction to Social Policy
  • Promoting Success Through Prevention Science (Honors Program)

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Selected Publications:

Mann, E.A., Park, J.M., & McCartney, K. (2007). Preschool predictors of the need for remedial and special education. Elementary School Journal, 107, 3, 273-285.

Mann, E.A. & Reynolds, A.J. (2006). Early intervention and juvenile delinquency prevention: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study. Social Work Research, 30, 153-167.

Reynolds, A.J., Temple, J.A., Robertson, D.L., & Mann, E.A. (2006). Age 21 cost-benefit analysis of the Title I Chicago Child-Parent Centers. Reprinted in Modern Classics in the Economics of Education, Clive Belfield, Ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Smokowski, P., Mann, E.A., Reynolds, A.J., & Frasier, M. (2004). Longitudinal relationships among childhood risk and protective factors and late adolescent adjustment domains: In inner city minority youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 26, 63-91.




Gordana Rabrenovic, Associate Professor of Sociology

Gordana Rabrenovic is Associate Professor of Sociology and Education and Associate Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University.

Her substantive specialties include community studies, urban education and inter group conflict and violence. Her publications include “Women and Collective Action in Urban Neighborhoods”, “The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Exclusionary Communities,” “From Consumers to Co-Producers: Charter Schools and Education Reform in Massachusetts” and “Spreading the Wealth: Economic Partnership and Community Development.”

She is also author of the book Community Builders: A Tale of Neighborhood Mobilization in Two Cities (1996) and co-author of Why We Hate (2004) and co-editor of the book Community Politics and Policy (1999) and the American Behavioral Scientist special issue on Hate Crimes and Ethnic Conflict (2001). She is currently studying racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions from public schools.

Contact information:
Gordana Rabrenovic
571 Holmes Hall
Voice: (617) 373-4998
Fax: (617) 373-2688
Email: G.Rabrenovic@neu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Sociology of Human Service Organizations

Degrees/CV:

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany. Sociology. Dissertation: Neighborhood Associations as Political Actors: Unequal Representation at the Local Level. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms
  • Certificate of Graduate Study, State University of New York at Albany, Urban Policy.
  • M.A., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Social Work and Social Policy.
  • B.A., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Social Work and Social Policy.

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Rebecca Riccio, Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) Program Director

Rebecca Riccio has spent over twenty years working in the social impact arena as a practitioner, consultant, and educator. She is the founding Director of Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G), an experiential philanthropy education program in the Human Services program, where she also teaches the undergraduate course Strategic Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management. Rebecca also lectures on philanthropy, social justice, and policy in the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  Her teaching is informed by her experience consulting to a wide range of local, national, and international nonprofit organizations and foundations and developing and managing health, education, and technology programs in low-income countries around the world. Rebecca is the author and instructor of Giving With Purpose, a massive open online course (MOOC) on effective charitable giving and informed civic engagement presented by the Learning by Giving Foundation.  She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan.

 

Contact information:
Rebecca Riccio
310C Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-4020
Fax: (617) 373-7905
Email: R.Riccio@neu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Strategic Philanthropy & Nonprofit Management
  • Senior Seminar in Human Services

Degrees/CV:

  • M.A., University of Michigan, Russian and East European Studies
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Soviet Studies


Natalia Stone, Program Coordinator

Natalia has been with the Human Services Program for over 10 years and has a deep knowledge of the program and Northeastern. Prior to coming to the program, Natalia worked in the non-profit sector in an enrichment program for youth. She herself is an alumnus of Northeastern, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in History and then becoming a double husky, with a Master’s in Education.

Her background gives her a special ability to understand student needs and the ins and outs of the university.  She works with the program on a variety of areas including managing outreach and social media, conferences and lecture series, international educational initiatives, faculty research, and high profile events on campus. She works closely with faculty on their research and supports other programming such as NS4G. Many times she is the students first contact and because Natalia has a vast knowledge of the program she is a great resource to students.

Contact information:
Natalia Stone
310N Renaissance Park
Voice: (617) 373-2624
Fax: (617) 373-7905
Email: N.Stone@neu.edu

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LisaWorsh

Lisa Worsh, Co-op Faculty Coordinator
Department of Cooperative Education: Anthropology and Sociology and, Human Services

Co-op Website

Lisa has supported Human Services majors (as well as Cultural Anthropology and Sociology) with co-op, since 2003. She has over fifteen years of experience working with experiential learning in higher education, has a Bachelors degree in Sociology, and a Masters of Education in Counseling. She is dedicated to helping prepare students for the world of work.  She has more than doubled the number of employers and therefore, offers our students excellent co-op opportunities.

Lisa has a vast knowledge of Universities and Colleges and has worked both locally at Bridgewater State College and Massachusetts Bay Community College as well as across the country at Beloit College (in Wisconsin) and Portland State University (in Oregon).  In her former positions, she worked with students, organizations, and corporations from various university offices of Student Activities. She has worked in both private and public institutions, with traditional and non-traditional college populations, graduate students, and large international populations.

Lisa’s diverse background and high energy has been translated into a drive to create innovative jobs and personal relationships with students, companies, and the Human Services Program. This is illustrated in the recognition of Lisa as the Outstanding Co-op Faculty Coordinator in 2010.

Contact information:

Lisa Worsh
15 Lake Hall (in the basement)
Voice: 617.373.4773
Email: L.Worsh@neu.edu

Courses Taught:

  • ESSH 2000 Professional Development for Co-Op