Name: Dr. Cheryl E. Whitley
Title: Assistant Professor, Social Work
Office Location: Dyson 378
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2982
Degrees Held: B.A. History, West Virginia University
M.S.W., West Virginia University
Ph.D. Rutgers University, Social Work

Bio: I am eager for students to understand and experience the classic definitions and meanings they bring to concepts and realities of lives of individuals, families, groups, and communities. I believe that dialogue is essential in life and learning. I try to stay open to new life in every aspect of my life, teaching, practice, living, and loving. I am a transplanted West Virginian rooted in New York. I enjoy talking, listening, and laughing with my family, friends, students, clients, and new folks.

Awards & Honors: Faculty of the Year, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2005-2006

Research Interests: Utilization of training in addictions treatment settings, addiction treatment setting staff members and their wellness and development; trauma, transfer of trauma; Vietnam veterans and their families and returning OIF, OEF veterans and their families
Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers
NY State Practice Research Collaborative