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Wendy Zeitlin

Assistant Professor, Social Work and Child Advocacy

Dickson Hall 363
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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, diversity and oppression, 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. She continues her child welfare workforce studies in conjunction with the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI). 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 an author or co-author of three books on statistics, research methods and program evaluations, published by Oxford University Press. Her most recent book, Basic Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Using R was published in 2019. 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, public health, and research methods.


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