Nancy Feldman, Ph.D, MCAT, LMSW

Chair, Human Behavior in the Social Environment Sequence

Associate Professor

Graduate School of Social Work

Nancy Feldman

Dr. Feldman's commitment to positive youth development principles and strengths-based, collaborative practice approaches, in the power of performance and improvisational play, and her Vygotskian orientation toward learning and development, have influenced both her approach to teaching and learning and the focus of her scholarship. Dr. Feldman's research and publications address the quality and nature of interventions designed to improve the lives of inner city children and youth and innovations in teaching diverse learners. Dr. Feldman has taught at Columbia University and at the Hunter College School of Social Work At Hunter College, she was chair of the Human Behavior in the Social Environment Professional Curriculum Sequence. Dr. Feldman has extensive practice experience working with children, youth, and families in a range of mental health and social service settings. In addition to training in social work, Dr. Feldman received a master's degree in creative arts therapy and postgraduate training in both family therapy and social therapy. At the GSSW, Dr. Feldman serves as the chair of the Human Behavior and the Social Environment professional curriculum area. She teaches foundation and advanced courses in Human Behavior and the Social Environment, advanced practice courses, and an advanced clinical practice course on social work interventions with children and adolescents. 


  • B.A., Tulane University
  • M.C.A.T. (Master of Creative Arts Therapy), Hahnemann University (now part of Drexel University)
  • M.S.W., Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services
  • Ph.D., Columbia University