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Oswaldo Guerra

Major: Interdisciplinary Elementary Education

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Patricia W. Ivry, MSW

Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies
B.A. Goucher College
M.S.W. University of Maryland


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White Hall Suite 123

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203 837-9500



Biographical Information

Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies
B.A. Goucher College
M.S.W. University of Maryland
Doctoral Studies, City University of New York

Patricia W. Ivry, Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies

Mrs. Patricia W. Ivry, was raised in Fairfield County. She attended Goucher College where she earned a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing, and then attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work and earned her MSW. She worked in Baltimore for several years as a community organizer and advocate, and then returned to the local area to begin teaching at WestConn. At this time, she began her doctoral work, served as the Field Coordinator for WestConn's Department of Social Work for ten of those years, Chair for fourteen years, and professor for eleven years. Mrs. Ivry has always been involved in community work. She has led major initiatives at the University to promote University/Community relations, and has done research in the areas of early childhood and pedagogy of social work. She provides consultation services to non-profit agencies and boards of directors, primarily about agency structure, and board development. She has served on the Council of Social Work Education's, Educational Policy Commission, a national Commission that sets the course for social work education, and for two successive years has been awarded the Influencing State Policy Award for an Outstanding Community Project. She has also held elected office in her home community, and currently serves on several boards of non-profit human service agencies. Mrs. Ivry served as Director of the Executive Forum of Western Connecticut State University, a capacity building initiative in the non-profit sector of the community. Mrs. Ivry also served as a consulting editor for Social Work; Journal of the National Association of Social Workers for many years. Mrs. Ivry has traveled extensively including international volunteer work.


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