Laura Bronstein named interim dean of CCPA
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Nieman has named Laura Bronstein interim dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs. A professor of social work and chair of the Department of Social Work, Bronstein is also associate dean of CCPA and director of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies.
“Dr. Bronstein is an outstanding teacher and scholar and a collaborative academic leader,” Nieman said. “She will work well with faculty, staff, students and alumni to help the college build on the momentum it has achieved during the past six years.”
A founding member of Binghamton University’s Department of Social Work, Bronstein focuses her scholarship on interprofessional and interagency collaboration as well as social work practice with aging populations. A prolific author, Bronstein has published articles that are highly influential among her peers. Her 2003 article, “A Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration,” published in the journal Social Work, is the eighth most cited work in professional social work literature in the past decade.
Bronstein has brought insights to a number of successful collaborations with community partners. Notably, she provided leadership for SHARE, a federally funded $3.2 million collaboration among BOCES, Broome County Schools and Binghamton University designed to develop safe school environments and improve mental health services in schools.
Bronstein replaces Founding Dean Patricia Ingraham who retired on June 13. A national search for a new dean will begin in August 2013.