Eric Levine, DSW, 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 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 the NASW-NYC Chapter, is a member of the Chapter's Ethics, Continuing Education and Immigration and Global Social Work Committees and represents NYC on the NASW Delegate Assembly. He is a co-founder of a new organization, Social Workers for Immigration Justice and Human Rights.
Toward a Critical Social Work Ethics of Immigration, Migration, and Human Rights, The International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, Volume 21, Number 1 (2024), forthcoming.
Studies in Judaism, Humanities and the Social Sciences, Annual Review, 4(1), 2022. Co-editor.
Immigrant Justice: Social Work, Democracy and the Ethics of Immigration. Currents: The Official Newsletter of the National Association of Social Workers-NYC Chapter, Spring/Summer 2022.
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.