Department Chair

  • Carla Sofka Ph.D.
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    rofessor of Social Work
    Rosetti Hall 309
    (518) 786-5046
    csofka@siena.edu

Dirk de Jong

 

          Dirk de Jong, MSW, MS

          Assistant Professor of Social Work

           

               Social Work Program

               Siena College

               Rosetti Hall 306

               515 Loudon Rd

               Loudonville, NY 12211

 

                518-782-6653 (office)   518-782-6499 (fax)

               ddejong@siena.edu

 

 

 

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT:

I was born in The Netherlands and studied journalism before I came to the United States. In this country I worked as a pre-school teacher, a special education teacher, and as a social worker. I have also taught courses at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, and at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. My professional interests are in the areas of school social work, social work with youth and families, gender identity, and qualitative research methods.

EDUCATION:

B.S. Community and Human Services: Empire State College 

MSW: University at Albany – licensed social worker (LMSW)

M.S. Educational Psychology (Special Education): University at Albany – certified special ed. teacher

PhD candidate, Social Welfare: University at Albany (expected 2013) – dissertation title: Heteronormativity, homonormativity, and virtue ethics:  School  social workers reflect on gender variance in the classroom.

PERSONAL:

I am the lucky dad of two wonderful kids (and two shih tzus, Chopstick and Eggroll). My favorite band is Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. One day I hope to write a great novel.