Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW

Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW

MSW Program Director/ Chair

Clinical Expertise
Practice across the lifespan with a variety of issues including mental health, grief/loss, trauma, family issues, parenting, and addiction

Editorial Board Member
Research on Social Work Practice Journal, Sage Publications and the Society for Social Work Research, Term Appointment: January 2015 – January 2018

Consulting Editor
Advances in Social Work; Sage Publications; Social Work Education: An International Journal

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D., MSW, Fordham University
    • BS, Western Michigan University
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CT, 1999-present

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Human Diversity and Social Justice
    • Human Diversity and Social Justice in Nicaragua
    • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II
    • Social Work Practice I
    • Pre-Practicum Seminar
    • Junior Practicum & Seminar
    • Senior Practicum & Seminar
    • Social Work Research Methods
    • Supervised Research Practicum

Research Interests & Grants

    Social and economic justice, human diversity, social determinants of health, equitable mental and physical healthcare, addiction

    • University Research and Creativity Grant, AY 2016-17
    • Academics for Creative Teaching (ACT) Grants, AY 2013 to present
    • CT Council on Problem Gambling, 2013-present
    • LessThanUThink Campaign with SHU Wellness Center in collaboration with University of Alabama, 2013-present

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Innovative Teaching Award, Sage Publications and Council on Social Work Education, CSWE Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2015
    • Council on Social Work Education: Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity
      • Co-Chair: Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity, July 2014-17
      • Member: Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity, July 2012-15
    • The Dr. Marian Calabrese Outstanding Faculty Award, Campus Life Leadership Awards, Sacred Heart University, May 2013
    • Faculty Excellence Award, University College, Sacred Heart University, May 2012

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: Contact Professor for office hours
  • Location:
    Social Work
    Roncalli Hall 217
    College of Arts and Sciences
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