Dr. Wendy Zeitlin received her BS in financial management from The University of Maryland at College Park, her MSW from Yeshiva University, and her PhD in social welfare from Yeshiva University. Dr. Zeitlin teaches classes in research methods, contemporary social issues in child advocacy, and child abuse and neglect.
She served as an evaluator on the New York State Social Work Education Consortium from 2007 to 2015 and the Child Welfare Workforce Initiative, funded through the U.S. Children’s Bureau from 2008 to 2015. As a result of this research, she has authored and co-authored several mixed-methods, qualitative and quantitative research articles regarding workforce issues in child welfare and evidence-based practice.
Dr. Zeitlin in a co-author of two books on research methods and program evaluations, published by Oxford University Press. Her most recent book, Making Your Case: Using R for Program Evaluation, was published in 2015. SSD for R: An R Package for Analyzing Single Subject Data is related to practice-based research.
Additionally, Dr. Zeitlin has co-authored A Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence with funding from The Nathan Kline Institute and New York State's Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. This Toolkit, based on qualitative research, was developed to be a structured framework for comprehensively considering cultural modifications to mental health practices.
Dr. Zeitlin's research focuses on organizational research, child well-being, cultural competence, and research methods.