Paul Urbanski is an associate professor and full-time faculty member of Monmouth University’s School of Social Work since 2013. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He currently teaches undergraduate field (SW421/422) and evaluation of practice effectiveness (SW626). Most recently. Paul served as board chairperson for the Mood Disorder Support Groups of New York, a not-for-profit organization providing mental health support groups for over 35 years.
Ph.D., University of Albany, New York
MSSW, Columbia University
BFA, University of Michigan
His research interests focus on the impact of institutions on older adults. He is also interested in how transgender persons of color living below the poverty line access services, the experiences of Korean American grandparents who migrated to the U.S. to care for their grandchildren, and is developing a study of older adults transitioning from the criminal justice system back to the community. He is also involved in a campus-wide study of the transformative learning experiences of Monmouth University alumni.
Urbanski, P. (in press). Bearing witness: Teaching social justice through the arts. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.
Choi, M. J., Urbanski, P. , Fortune, A. E., & Rogers, C. (2015). Early career patterns for social work graduates. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(3) , 475-493.
International Presentations :
Urbanski, P. (2017). “Social welfare and social work in the U.S.A.” KatHO University, Cologne, Germany
Urbanski, P. (2015). “Aging in place.” Hallym University, School of Social Work, Chuncheon, South Korea.
Urbanski, P. (2015). “Cultural competence with aging populations” (Skype class lecture). National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
National and Regional Presentations :
Urbanski, P. (2015). Alumni Lecture: “Making Social justice visible.” Monmouth University, School of Social Work
Urbanski, P. & Hogan, C. (2014). “Autonomy and diversity among older adults in long-term care.” Professional Education Program, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Urbanski, P. (2011 & 2012). “Long-term care and LGBT elders.” Workshop presentation at the LGBT Elders Conference, Salem State University, Salem, MA.
Urbanski, P. (2017). “Art and social justice: Giving voice to social change.” Workshop session at the Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Urbanski, P. (2015). “Art and social justice: Making social justice visible.” Workshop session at the Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.
Fortune, A. E., & Urbanski, P. (2011). “Exploring off-site field instruction in the provision of graduate clinical field education.” Think Tank Session at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, GA.
Fortune, A. E., Urbanski, P. , Zendell, A., & Metz, L. (2010). “Clinical supervision: the wave of the future?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.
Urbanski, P. , & Fortune, A. E. (2009). “Comparing student knowledge and self-perceived competency after a long and short geroeducational teaching module.” Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
Fortune, A. E., Mertz, L., & Urbanski, P. (2009). “Curriculum integration of evidence-based gerontology content modules.” Resource exchange at the annual meeting of the New York State Social Work Education Association, Saratoga, NY.
Frett, D., Urbanski, P. , Toledano, P., & Dershowitz, D. (2007). “Cognitively aware resident satisfaction with services in a nursing home setting.” Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
Council on Social Work Education
Society for Social Work Research
Recently Taught Classes
2023 Summer C
- Intersecting Ethics of Social Work, Leadership, Scholarship, and Human Rights – SW 710
2022 Summer B
- Global Human Rights and Social Justice – SW 205
- Advanced Field Practice in Social Work – SW 422
Frequently Taught Classes
- Advanced Field Practice in Social Work (SW 422)
- Applications of Social Justice and Human Rights in Social Work (SW 669)
- Evaluation of Practice Effectiveness (SW 626)
- Field Practice in Social Work (SW 421)
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (SW 519)
- Implications of Social Justice and Human Rights for Social Work (SW 627)
- Introduction to Social Work (SW 105)