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Welcome to Social Work Degree Center
Here you will find resources to help you choose the right social work degree program, information about us, what to expect from a social work career and keep current about relevant social work issues. Be sure to check back periodically for the most up-to-date information about Social Work!
Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero, MA is a PhD candidate at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She holds a BA in Political Science from Vassar College and an MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware.
As an adjunct instructor, Stephanie teaches social policy in the classroom and online for Fordham GSS and Adelphi University. She also has taught Sociology 101 At SUNY Orange Community College. Stephanie has worked with Fordham GSS faculty on federally funded grant projects. They include the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, and also the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Previously, she also worked for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City as a community organizer and grant writer.
Currently, Stephanie has a freelance and consulting business focused on her main interests. These are social policy, child welfare, spirituality in social work, mental health, and also workforce issues. Furthermore, Stephanie is the co-author and author of seven published peer-reviewed journal articles. She also co-wrote a book entitled Adopting older children: A practical guide to adopting and parenting children over age four.