Joan S. Tropnas

Associate Professor
My initial professional experience was in the area of child welfare. Working with children and families was both rewarding and challenging. I later went on to work in the public hospital system of New York City as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NYS), Inpatient Psychiatry. Eventually I went on to lead Human/Social Service departments in two of the hospitals. Being part of hospital management gave me a broad perspective on healthcare and management and enabled me to hone my skills. I have also worked as a Research Coordinator for F.I.R.S.T. at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Science. At present I serve as the Division of Social Science Chair, and Program Director of Health and Human Services. My background has led me to be interested in research that includes health care disparities, with a focus on women and children. Teaching has allowed me to share my expertise with students and to serve as an advisor in regard to their career choices.

Teaching Interests

Social Justice Healthcare disparities Children and families Administration

Research Interests

African American Women with HIV/Aids Maternal Health Family Policies Behavioral Health

Courses Taught

ENG
0001
Writing Abroad
ENG
1
Writing Abroad
HCA
320
MGMT & LDRSHP: HLTHCARE ORGS
HSA
1004
HEALTH CARE LABOR FORCE & TECH
HSA
1037
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY
HSA
1100
INTRO TO U.S. HEALTH CARE SYST
HSC
1020
SURVEY OF HUMAN SERVICES
HSC
1030
HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
HSC
1060
METH & POLI FOR HUMAN SERVICES
HSC
1065
GRP DYM FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES
HSC
1072
CHILD ADVOCACY
HSC
1073
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
HSC
1075
CHILD CARE
HSC
1081
GERONTOLOGY EXTERN AND SEMINAR
HSC
1082
CHILD ADVOCACY EXTERN AND SEM.
HSC
1083
SUBST ABUSE EXTERN AND SEMINAR
HSC
1084
CHRONICALLY MENT ILL EXTRN&SEM
HSC
1085
CHILD CARE CENTER EXTERNSHIP
HSC
1088
ALCOHOL&SUBT ABUSE EXTERN&SEM
HSC
1100
RESEARCH METH IN THE HUMAN SER
HSC
1102
SOCIAL JUSTICE IN HUMAN SERV
PSY
1001
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOC
1002
SOCIOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS