Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW

Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW

Program Director/ Assistant Professor

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

    • SW101 – Introduction to Social Work
    • SW224 – Human Diversity and Social Justice
    • SW267 & 268 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II
    • SW275 – Social Work Practice I
    • SW276 – Pre-Practicum Seminar
    • SW278 & 279 – Junior Practicum & Seminar
    • SW378 & 379 – Senior Practicum & Seminar
    • SW390 – Social Work Research Methods
    • SW391 – Supervised Research Practicum

Research Interests & Grants

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

    • Academics for Creative Teaching (ACT) Grant, AY 2015-16, Human Diversity and Social Justice: New Course Development with Study Abroad Cultural Immersion in Nicaragua
    • Academics for Creative Teaching (ACT) Grant, AY 2014-15, Development of Study Abroad Opportunities and International Curriculum Content for Social Work Students
    • CT Council on Problem Gambling, 2013-present
    • LessThanUThink Campaign with SHU Wellness Center in collaboration with University of Alabama, 2013-present
    • Academics for Creative Teaching (ACT) Grant Recipient, AY 2013-14, Emerging Trends in Social Work:  Aging, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Issues

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • 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
    • Presidential Seminar Participant, Sacred Heart University, May 2012 – September 2013
    • Faculty Excellence Award, University College, Sacred Heart University, May 2012
    • Honorary Member, Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work

Publications and Presentations

Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: Contact Professor for office hours
  • Location:
    Social Work
    Academic Bldg HC 219
    College of Arts and Sciences
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