• PhD, Columbia Univerisity
  • MSW, California State University-Fresno

Areas of Expertise

  • Child Welfare
  • Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Courses Include

  • Human Behavior I, II and III,
  • Casework I and II,
  • Social Policy I, and II: Immigrants and Refugees
  • Professional Seminar

Reccent Scholarship

Current Research

  • Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System
    Cross-national ten country survey-based study of immigrant families involved with child welfare services that will examine how child welfare workers assess risks when practicing with immigrant families, what interventions and services they provide to these families and whether immigration status makes a difference in practice. The survey will also seek to assess what knowledge base and training child welfare workers utilize when working with immigrant families. The study is based at the University of Bergen in Norway.

  • Make the Road By Walking - Social Workers and Social Entrepreneurship
    Social work jobs in agency-based settings are evaporating steadily in the current climate of budget cuts and shrinking dollars for services to meet human needs; yet people with needs are not decreasing and many communities desperately need an advocate. How can social workers create new opportunities to meet the challenge of providing services in community-based settings? What skills should we be teaching social work students so that they can learn to meet the needs of individuals and communities in this new context? How can field and classroom experiences integrate social work practice with social entrepreneurship skills?

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Ilze A. Earner

Ilze A. Earner, Ph.D., L.C.S.W


Associate Professor

Phone: 212.396.7565

Room: 705