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Professor Carl Mazza

Carl Mazza, DSW, LMSW is Associate Professor of Social Work at Lehman College of the City University of New York as well as the Chair of the Social Work Department. Dr. Mazza is Past President of the New York State Social Work Education Association and Former Chairperson of the Criminal & Juvenile Justice Track for the National Council on Social Work Education. He has been recognized by the Urban Male Leadership Program of CUNY and the African and African-American Studies Department of Lehman College for his years of service and dedication to mentoring students; awarded Outstanding Service to Lehman College; and “Outstanding Peer Reviewer” from the Journal of Social Work Education. Dr. Mazza has been named “Person of the Year” by the College Initiative Program, a support program for people transitioning from prison into college and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hudson Link, a nonprofit agency providing college education to people incarcerated in prison. At Lehman College, he was named Teacher of the Year in 2005.

He has published on incarcerated fathers, children of incarcerated parents, persons re-entering the larger society from prison, practicing social work in prisons, and adolescent fathers. He is currently authoring a book on the state of fatherhood in the United States which is scheduled to be published in 2015.

He serves on the board of directors of several nonprofit social service agencies concerned with social and economic justice.