Nina Aronoff

Wheelock College Social Work Professor Nina AronoffAssociate Professor of Social Work
Phone: 617-879-2416
Office: ACW 305E

Educational Degrees

B.A. (Mythology & Language) 1982, SUNY/Empire State College
M.S.W. 1990, Boston University School of Social Work
Ph.D. 2002, Case Western Reserve University

Nina Aronoff, Ph.D., LICSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work. She teaches courses in human behavior and the social environment theories and social work practice with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities, at both the foundation and advanced levels. She has previously taught as an adjunct instructor at Case Western Reserve University and Salem State College.

She has many years of practice, administrative, and consultation experience working with diverse groups of children and families and the organizations that serve their needs, particularly in the context of their communities and applying practice models that promote partnerships that include client systems with interprofessional providers, while attending to issues of justice, diversity, and inclusion.

She consults in the areas of justice-based social work practice, leadership, organizational change, and collaborative practice.

Her publications (authored and co-authored), presentations, and ongoing scholarship are related to these areas, as well as multicultural humility and responsibility in social work education, justice-based practice and curriculum development, intersectional feminist praxis, and female empowerment through sports.

Selected Publications

  • Aronoff, N.L. (2008 and 2013). Interprofessional/Partnered Practice. In T. Mizrahi & L.E. Davis (Eds.), The encyclopedia of social work, 20th ed. National Association of Social Work and Oxford University Press.
  • Aronoff, N.L. & Bailey, D. (2009). Thinking group in collaboration and community building: An interprofessional model. In C.S. Cohen, M.H. Phillips, & M. Hanson (Eds.) Strength and diversity in social work with groups: Think group, pp. 21-29. New York: Routledge.
  • Aronoff, N.L. & Bailey, D. (2005). Partnered practice: Building on our small group tradition. Social Work With Groups, 28(1), pp.23-39.
  • Bailey, D. & Aronoff, N.L. (2004). The integration of multicultural competency and organizational practice in social work education: Recommendations for the future. In L. Gutierrez, M. Zuniga & D. Lum (Eds.) Education for multicultural social work practice: Implications for social and economic justice. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press.

Courses taught

  • HBSE I & II
  • Generalist Social Work Practice I & II
  • Dynamics of Oppression & Privilege
  • Multicultural Social Work Assessment
  • Advanced Practice with Children & Families
  • Integrative Project Seminar
  • Advanced Field Practicum/Seminar
  • Collaborative Partnerships: Theory & Practice

Research Interests and Projects

Intersectional feminist praxis, collaborative/partnered practice, justice-based social work and curriculum development, leadership in higher education

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