Valerie Wood, LCSW, LCADC
Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work
Professor Wood has been teaching both on-ground and online in higher education for almost 20 years. Currently she is working to developing innovative treatment and technologies to address the opioid crisis utilizing innovative service collaborations. Professor Wood has expertise in experiential learning and field operations, program development and in macro-practice & leadership. She is well known in the field of addiction and eating disorders, and has been published on the psychological effects of bariatric surgery. She joins Seton Hall from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where she was Field Faculty and Adjunct Clinical Lecturer. Prior to that she served as Adjunct Clinical Lecturer and Field Coordinator for the Northeast Region with the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Social Work’s Virtual Academic Program. Before entering the field of social work, Professor Wood led operations and administration as a member of a start-up management team building companies that developed real-time billing products for telecom and banking in the early 1990’s, and has continued to consult with companies to assist with corporate development and branding. Professor Wood is a past Chair for Bergen/Passaic Unit of the National Association of Social Workers, and has previously held a seat on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter.
- MSW Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
- BA Manhattanville College