Visiting Assistant Professor
Paul Gould, PhD, LCSW, is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Social
Work. Dr. Gould has over 20 years experience in health and human services. He has
implemented multiple interventions – both school- and community-based – to address
the needs of vulnerable populations within the community, including older adults,
the homeless, and victims of violence and trauma. Dr. Gould also has extensive training
and experience as a therapist with trauma victims.
Dr. Gould is a dedicated instructor and strives to cultivate dynamic learning environments which promote MSW students' professional development. He has taken the lead within the department to facilitate integration of educational technologies into social work courses, including the construction of the department's Simulation Labs. In July 2014, Dr. Gould was appointed Acting Director of the new Advanced Certificate for Social Work in Health Care.
In addition to his teaching, Dr. Gould holds several leadership roles within the Department of Social Work and College of Community and Public Affairs. He is currently Assistant Director of the Southern Tier Center on Aging and Coordinator, a division of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies. He is also the Coordinator of the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE). Through HPPAE, Dr. Gould had developed a network of community collaborations that have sustained and expanded the program beyond its initial three-year grant period. He previously coordinated the Geriatric Consultation Clinic with United Health Services, providing interprofessional training to students in medicine, social work, and nursing.
Dr. Gould has received numerous funding awards during his time at Binghamton University, including an award made by the Hoyt Foundation to support HPPAE Fellowships in community agencies. He is also a recipient of Binghamton University's Academic Program and Faculty Development Fund to implement the Pathways Project: Building Connections in Families Living with Dementia. This project provides opportunities for MSW students to apply arts-based interventions with families in Broome and Tioga counties. Dr. Gould is also Co-Principal Investigator for the University's Mental & Behavioral Health Education & Training Program (MBHET) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The MBHET Program is provided in conjunction with six other MSW programs in Upstate New York; Dr. Gould is the Education Coordinator for the consortium.
Dr. Gould presents his work at both national and international conferences and has been an invited presenter for both the Social Work Leadership Institute and the National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education.
- PhD, Human Development and Social Work,
- MSW, Marywood University
- BA, Mass Communications,
Saint Bonaventure University
Current Research Interests
- Integration of expressive arts and social work practice
- Social connectedness and healthy aging
- Interdisciplinary practice in aging