Maureen Rotondi

Maureen Rotondi

Associate Professor, Chair & Program Director


M.S.W.Social WorkUniversity of New York at Albany
B.A.Social WorkSiena College

Professional Experience

She is a founding member of Rensselaer Child Advocacy Center, which provides trauma-focused counseling to children who have been abused and to non-offending family members. Professor Rotondi participated in the 2013 White House summit on the Affordable Care Act with the Council on Social Work Education. Her expertise includes diagnosing and treating pediatric mental health disorders, interviewing individuals who have been sexually abused, and testifying in state and federal criminal and family court.

Professional Social Work Experience

  • 2018-present: HPA/Livewell, Clinical Social Worker
  • 2012-2019: Albany Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center/Emergency Department, Social Worker
  • 2008-2013: Seton Health/Saint Mary’s Hospital System, Home Care Social Worker
  • 1997-2008: Seton Health/Saint Mary’s Hospital System, Director of Outpatient Social Work and Behavioral Health
  • 2003-2005: START Child Advocacy Center, forensic interviewer and clinician
  • 1999-2000: Mental Health Association of the Capital Region, Clinician
  • 1992-1997: Carver Community Center Foster Care Prevention Program, Program Director
  • 1990-1992: Albany Memorial Hospital, Social Worker, Oncology and Dialysis

Teaching Interests


  • Psychopathology
  • Understanding Policy
  • Practice with Groups
  • Field Hour continued
  • Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Field Hour


  • Introduction to Social Work and Self-Awareness
  • Social Change and Social Services
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Family Violence
  • Special Topics Grant Writing and Fundraising
  • Special Topics: Gerontology
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • Practice with Communities and Organizations
  • Diversity Workshop
  • Introduction to Field Practicum
  • Practice III
  • Family Dynamics
  • Field Practicum
  • Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Field Practicum Continued
  • Group Work
  • Understanding Policy
  • Psychopathology

Research/Creative Works

Research Interests

Suicidality, trauma, and spirituality among emergency medicine personnel; decline in social
workers in the current workforce environment; spirituality in social work education; and
child welfare.

Publications and Presentation

  • 2020: From Catholic Tradition to Interfaith Dialogue: Incorporating Spirituality Into Social Work Curriculum; Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting
  • 2019: Integrating Ethical Decision Making Across the BSW Curriculum, Baccalaureate Program Directors Conference
  • 2018: Panel Discussion Saint Rose: Identifying, Combating, and Preventing Cyberbullying | The College of Saint Rose (
  • 2016: Meaning Making for Families Experiencing Perinatal Loss; Albany Medical Center Grand Rounds
  • 2014: Navigating Existential Crisis in Loss; Albany Medical Center Grand Rounds
  • 2014: Supporting Students in the Current Climate: How to Help Them Thrive; The College of Saint Rose ProVisions
  • 2013: The College of Saint Rose Social Work Department Self Study; Council on Social Work Education
  • 2013: Field As a Signature Pedagogy- Provisions Lecture Series; The College of Saint Rose
  • 2012: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse in a Primary Care Setting; Seton Health System
  • 2009: Stress Management in Social Work- training for field instructors; The College of Saint Rose
  • 2005: Juried Paper Presentation- National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference- “The Mommy Project: Incentive Based Childbirth Education For Teens”
  • 2004: Managing Child Protective Issues Post-Partum; Maternal Infant Network of the Capital Region Lecture Series
  • 1996: Intensive Family Preservation; Juried Paper, NASW National Conference Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1996: Intensive Family Preservation, A home visiting model; Parson’s-Empire State College Fall Conference