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Social Science Faculty and Staff

Criminal Justice

Tara Parrello is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology and the Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies. Dr. Parrello has earned two degrees from Fordham University, including a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Sociology. She completed her undergraduate studies at Manhattanville College, earning a B.A. in Sociology. Her areas of concentration include: criminology, gender, deviance, popular culture and body modification with a particular concentration in plastic surgery. Dr. Parrello has presented papers at national sociology and criminology conferences based on her dissertation, Look This Way: The Growth and Diversity of Plastic Surgery in Contemporary America and her research on juvenile crime and ethnic gangs.   

  • Christopher G. Libertini, Ph.D. 
    Assistant Professor
    (845) 848-4069
    Email:   Christopher.Libertini@dc.edu 

    Dr. Libertini has earned four degrees from Boston College, including a Ph.D. in Medieval History from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a M.Ed. in Secondary Teaching from the Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the School of Management.  His areas of concentration include Ancient and Medieval Europe with a particular concentration in the Crusades.  Dr. Libertini has presented papers at international conferences based on his dissertation, Decision at Damietta: The Transformation of the Crusades 1095-1221.  More recently, his research projects have focused on the legacy of crusading and the modern world.  In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Libertini serves the Dominican College community as the faculty advisor to the school’s Debating Society, which competes as a member of the Public Forum Debate League against other area colleges.  He is also an officer in the United States Army Reserves and served on active duty for a homeland defense mission as part of Operation Noble Eagle II. 

Dr. Troncone has earned two degrees from Rutgers University, including a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in American History from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Kean University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Dr. Troncone continues to foster his wide-ranging interests in the field of history with a particular focus given to ethnicity in America, U.S. Civil War, Native American studies, and the history of food.  In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Troncone serves the Dominican College community as the faculty advisor to Pi Gamma Mu, the national honor society for college students pursuing studies in the social sciences.  He also gives back to the local community by appearing as a frequent guest lecturer at community forums as well as serving as the Chairman of the Pascack Valley Historical Society.


Fabiana DesRosiers is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Division of Social Sciences. She received her B.A. from Binghamton University and her Ph.D. from Fordham University. Dr. DesRosiers teaches General Psychology I, Developmental Psychology I, Human Sexuality, Psychological Testing, and Psychology of Gender. She is also the Faculty Advisor to PSI CHI and to the Psychology Club. 

  • Alexa Gaydos, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    (845) 848-4103
    Email:  Alexa.Gaydos@dc.edu
    Dr. Gaydos is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Division of Social Sciences.  She received a B.S. in Psychology from St. Peter's College and an M.A. in General Psychology from Montclair State University.  Dr. Gaydos earned an M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.  She teaches General Psychology I & II, Developmental Psychology II, Perspectives on Chemical Dependency, Learning/Behavior Modification, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Forensic Psychology I & II.  In addition, Dr. Gaydos is the Internship Coordinator for the Psychology Department

Sister Gleeson is a professor of psychology and former chair of the Division of Social Sciences.  Although Sister Gleeson is semi-retired, she still teaches several classes including History & Systems of Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Quantitative Research Methods. 

Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of Delaware, an M.A. in General Experimental Psychology from California State University, Northridge, and a B.S. in International Finance from University of Southern California. Her research interests involve Intergroup Relations, particularly as anxiety and control are involved, and more recently, the effect of re-testing on students’ retention of course material. Among the courses Dr. Johnson teaches are Psychological Statistics, Quantitative Research Methods, Experimental Psychology and Social Psychology.

Social Science 
  • Paul Bonk, Ph.D. 
    Assistant Professor
    (845) 848-4073
    Email:  Paul.Bonk@dc.edu 

Dr. Bonk received his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Rutgers University, an M.A. in International Relations from University of Toronto, and a B.A. in English Literature from University of Toronto. His research interests include ethnic conflict; economic development; African history, culture, and politics; and the historical evolution of the interstate system. Dr. Bonk teaches a range of courses, including the Origins of Modern Africa, World Politics, Introduction to Sociology, American National Government, and Global Interdependence. 

Social Work
  • Claudia L. Moreno, Ph.D
    Director of Social Work Program
    Email Claudia.moreno@dc.edu
    Phone 845-848-4078 

    Dr. Claudia L. Moreno is the Director of the Social Work Program. Dr. Moreno comes to Dominican from the Social Work Program at Columbia University. Prior to that, she was an associate professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where she taught classes in social work perspectives on HIV/AIDS and mentored fellows in the HIV Prevention-Research Ethics Training Institute. Dr. Moreno is a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), where she is serving a three-year term on its Council of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity and as the Chair of Cultural Competence. She also chairs the Board of Directors for the Latino Commission for AIDS (LACOA).  Her areas of specialization are: Cross-cultural social work, Health research, especially HIV/AIDS and autism, Cultural Competence, International social work and Qualitative Research.  Her teaching assignments: Research Methods, Macro Practice, Social Work Practice

  • Bonni Raab, LCSW, DCSW
    Field Education Director Social Work Program
    Email: bonni.raab@dc.edu
    Phone 845-848-4076

    Professor Raab is an Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education and Director of the Gadol Community Resource Center. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her M.S.W. from Fordham University School of Social Service and has completed doctoral courses at Columbia University. Professor Raab has been a member of the social work faculty of Dominican College since 1978 and was Director from 1981 through 2011. She joined the faculty after a five-year career as a Senior Public Health Social Worker for the Rockland County Health Department and as the Staff Development Supervisor for the Rockland County Department of Social Services. In addition, Professor Raab continues to practice as a clinical social worker, consultant in the areas of clinical practice and administration and as a community activist in areas including special education, disability, aging, and immigration. Professor Raab is a licensed clinical social worker with the State of New York and carries a “P” and “R” rating for the practice of psychotherapy. Her ongoing practice experience enriches her teaching. Her primary curricular area is human behavior and the social environment and social work practice. She is also responsible for a number of social work electives and courses in social justice with a service learning component. Professor Raab serves on a number of community advisory boards and boards of directors.

  • Judith A. Carbone, LMSW, MPA, MS/ED
    Field Coordinator Social Work Program
    Email: judith.carbone@dc.edu
    Phone: 845 848-4115

    Professor Carbone received her BS in Education from SUNY Fredonia, an MS in Education and Counseling from Long Island University, an MPA from Pace University as well as an MSW from Adelphi University. In addition, Professor Carbone holds a NYS Teaching License. Her areas of specialization are Social Policies and Programs, Social Work Practice with groups, organizations and communities. Professor Carbone brings with her over 30 years of experience working with children and families in the Child Welfare field. She has collaborated with New York State Office of Training and Staff Development in her role as Director of Staff Development for Westchester County Department of Social Services. She has taught classes at the bachelor and masters level in management and social work. Beginning August 2012, Professor Carbone serves on the Social Work faculty as a full-time member (one-year term).She enjoys playing golf and attending Giant Football Games.


Adjunct Faculty

To reach faculty not listed above, please contact Lorraine Morris.

  • Program Events


    March 24, 2014, Social Work Community Day 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. in the Palisades Room.
    For more information click here.


    April 10, 2014, 3rd Annual Social Work Student Advocacy Conference 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    April 28 2014, Social Work Senior Pinning and Honor Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction Ceremony 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    May 8, 2014, Social Work Field Faculty Luncheon, 12 noon Holt Room, Hennessey Center
    May 18, 2014, Graduation Day

  • Social Work Club

    The Social Work Club meets the first Monday of each month in the Social Work office, located in Casey Hall, Room 104

    The officers for the Social Work Club for the 2013-2014 year are:

    Co-Presidents - Jan-yves Amit (senior) and Courtney Fields (senior)

    Vice President - Emiliah Burgos (junior)

    Secretary - Eileen Hendriksen (junior)

    Treasurer - Yaritza Huertas (junior)