Faculty Biographical Sketches
Robert Veneziano, Department of Social Work
Dr. Rob Veneziano, who is a Professor in Social Work, and received his B.A. degree from Southern Connecticut State University and his MSW and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. From 1995-2000, he was an Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. His teaching areas include all aspects of social work education, including research methods, cultural diversity, policy seminar, social work methods, and practicum seminars. Dr. Veneziano has a strong practice background in both direct about relationships among fathers and their children and he has published extensively on the topic in journals such as the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work (JBSW), Cross-Cultural Research, and Journal of Marriage and Families. He served as project chair of the International Father Acceptance-Rejection Project (IFARP). He has served as President of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research and as a reviewer for the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, the Journal of Marriage and Families, ETHOS, Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice About Men as Fathers, Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative of Comparative Social Science, and others. He has served as Chair of the Department's Community Advisory Committee and has served on the University Senate, the Promotion and Tenure Committee, the University’s Assessment Committee and the Research and Development Committee, served as Chair of the University’s Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee and of the Committee on Distance Education, and on the SPS Assessment and Program Review Committees. Examples of his service involvement at the local and state levels include the United Way of Danbury and the Advisory Board of the State Department of Children & Families Training Academy. Dr. Veneziano has also presented papers at local, state, and national conferences, including those sponsored by such organizations as the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and local youth and education councils.