Laura Bronstein

Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs

Dr. Laura Bronstein (Professor of Social Work) is a founding member of the Binghamton University Department of Social Work and currently serves as Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs and as Director of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies. Her background includes social work practice in family preservation, in a school for children with developmental disabilities, in hospice, and in a psychiatric hospital. Dr. Bronstein's research revolves around interdisciplinary/interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration. She created the Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and published the "Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration" in Social Work, which has been cited as one of the top ten most influential social work articles of the last decade. She is currently leading Binghamton University's work with Broome County Department of Mental Health, Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and Broome County schools as part of the New York State-funded Broome County Promise Zone, serving to develop, implement, and evaluate university-assisted community schools across the county.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Social Work, Barry University
  • MSW, School of Social Welfare,
    University at Albany, SUNY
  • BA, Political Science and Psychology, Union College

Current Research Interests

  • Interprofessional/interdisciplinary collaboration
  • School-community partnerships
  • Aging

Recent Publications

Gould, P. R., Lee, Y., Berkowitz, S., & Bronstein, L. R. (in press). Impact of a collaborative interprofessional learning experience upon medical and social work students. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Kelly, T., Bronstein, L. R., & McPhee, D. (2014). Social work ethics crossing boundaries: Smooth passages and bumpy rides. In D. Jindal-Snape & E. Hannah (Eds.), Exploring the dynamics of ethics in practice: Personal, professional and interprofessional dilemmas. (pp. 247-262). Bristol, UK & Chicago, IL: Policy Press.

Bronstein, L. R., & Kovacs, P. J. (2013). Writing a mixed methods report in social work research. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 354-360.

Bronstein, L. R., & Mason, S. (2013). A serial focus group model for understanding experiences of older adult volunteers and non-profit agency managers. Groupwork, 23(2), 56-76.

Blitz, L. V., Kida, L., Gresham, M., & Bronstein, L. R. (2013). Prevention through collaboration: Family engagement with rural schools and families living in poverty. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 94(3), 157-165.

Abramson, J. S., & Bronstein, L. R. (2013). Teams. In C. Franklin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford Press & NASW Press.

Bronstein, L. R., Anderson, E., Terwilliger, S., & Sager, K. (2012). Evaluating a model of school-based health and social services: An interdisciplinary community-university collaboration. Children and Schools, 34(3), 155-165.

Mason, S., LaPorte, H. H., Bronstein, L. R., & Auerbach, C. (2012). Child welfare workers' perceptions of the value of social work education. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(9), 1735-1741.

Campbell, D., Lambright, K., & Bronstein, L. R. (2012). The eyes of the beholders: Feedback motivations and practices among nonprofit providers and their funders. Public Performance and Management Review, 36(1), 7-30.

Terwilliger, S., Gueldner, S., & Bronstein, L. R. (2012). A preliminary evaluation of the Well-Being Picture Scale - Children's Version (WPS-CV) in a sample of fourth and fifth graders. Nursing Science Quarterly, 25(2), 160-166.

Anderson, E., & Bronstein, L. R. (2012). Examining interdisciplinary collaboration within an expanded school mental health framework: A community-university initiative. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(1), 1-15.

Anderson-Butcher, D., Mellin, E., & Bronstein, L. R. (Eds.). (2011). Collaboration among schools, families and communities [Special issue]. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2).

Anderson-Butcher, D., Mellin, E., & Bronstein, L. R. (Eds.). (2011). Editorial: Collaboration among schools, families and communities. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2), 2-3.

Mellin, E., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Bronstein, L. R. (2011). Strengthening interprofessional team collaboration: Potential roles for school mental health professionals. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(2), 51-61.

Bronstein, L. R., Ball, A., Mellin, E., Wade-Mdivanian, R., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2011). Advancing collaboration between school- and agency-employed school-based social workers: A mixed methods comparison of competencies and preparedness. Children and Schools, 33(2), 83-95.

Bronstein, L. R., Gellis, Z., & Kenaley, B. (2011). A neighborhood naturally occurring retirement community: Views from providers and residents. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 30(11), 104-112.

Laura Bronstein

Office:  University Downtown Center 
               Room 333
Office:  607-777-5572
Fax:       607-777-5683
Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 9/22/14