Eric Levine, DSW, MSW, LMSW

Director, Social Work Alumni Engagement & Financial Resource Development

Dr. Eric Levine has had extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector with particular expertise in community organization, management, policy, fundraising, strategy, and change.  He began his career directing anti-poverty agencies and grassroots organizing in the Bronx. Later, Dr. Levine held senior positions in the Jewish Federation movement, and he led Touro’s advancement and alumni program.  Dr. Levine earned the DSW and MSW degrees from Yeshiva University where he also taught for many years.  Here at Touro he teaches courses in Social Welfare Policy and Service Delivery Systems and Values and Ethics for Social Work Practice/Service Delivery, in which he endeavors to examine the relationship between ethics and policy.  He directs GSSW’s Alumni Association, Alumni Continuing Education and licensing programs, and fund raising and grants management.

Dr. Levine is co-editor of three books and numerous 60 publications, is Managing Editor of the Journal of Judaism, Humanities and the Social Sciences and is a member of Board of Copy Editors for the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics.  His long-term research has concentrated on social protest movements, organizational practice, ethics and social justice/responsibility.  His recent interests have focused on immigration, racism, inequality, civil rights and democracy. He is an active member of NASW-NYC Chapter and co-chairs its Committee on Immigration and Global Social Work.

Publications

The Dynamics of Continuity and Change in Jewish Religious Life. Co-editor. Touro College Press, 2018.

Contention, Controversy and Change: Evolutions and Revolutions in the Jewish Experience, Vol. II. Co-editor.  Touro College Press, 2016.

Contention, Controversy and Change: Evolutions and Revolutions in the Jewish Experience, Vol. I. Co-editor.  Touro College Press, 2015.

Book Chapters and Articles

“Movements, Institutions and Organizations: Mobilizing for Religious Change,” in The Dynamics of Continuity and Change in Jewish Religious Life. Touro College Press, 2018.

“The Problematics of Jewish Collective Action – Community and Conflict and Change” in Contention, Controversy and Change: Evolutions and Revolutions in the Jewish Experience, Vol. I. Touro College Press, 2015.