Partial List of SWES Faculty
Partial List of SWES Faculty


Listed below are some of the faculty who regularly work with Social Work Examination Services in providing specialized license preparation courses and in preparing SWES workbooks.

Gary R. Anderson, Ph.D., Director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, received his MSW from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Before becoming the Director at Michigan State University, he was a professor at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. At Hunter College for fifteen years, Dr. Anderson taught Casework, Clinical Practice in Child Welfare, Ethics and Values, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment courses. He has edited three books, numerous professional articles, and is the Editor of the journal Child Welfare. He has been associated with Social Work Examination Services since 1984.

Stephen Antler, DSW, Director of Social Work Examination Services, received his MSW from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work He has previously been a member of the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Boston University School of Social Work, where he taught social policy and administration and chaired the Social Policy program. His publications include numerous articles in Social Work Journals and a reader on Child Abuse published by NASW Press. He formerly served as a consulting editor of Social Work and has done research on child protection with the Rand Corporation. Dr. Antler has consulted to many government and private organizations in the United States, in Europe and Israel on child welfare planning, administration, and program development. He has been associated with Social Work Examination Services since 1983.

Joan Beder, DSW, is a faculty member of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. She received her MSW from Adelphi University SSW and her doctorate in Social Work from Wurzweiler SSW. Previous to her faculty appointment in academia, she was Director of the Social Services Center at Adelphi University. Her social work agency experience has mainly focused on work with cancer and AIDS patients and their families. Her publications include articles related to oncology, AIDS, dialysis, social work ethics and grief and bereavement. She has also written about social work education and the role of the social worker in the medical community. Her list of presentations at national and international conferences is extensive. She teaches a variety of practice courses, including casework, group work and community organization, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and Family Systems.

Leslie F. Bass, MSW, MBA, is an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston, where she teaches Clinical Assessment and Human Behavior in the Social Environment. She received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work in l977 and an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management in 1990. She has maintained a private practice for 20 years. Additionally, she has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, as well as in medical social work, geriatric consultation and crisis management.

Melissa J. Earle, LCSW is an Adjunct Professor and doctoral candidate at Hunter College School of Social Work and Touro College School of Social Work. She is the New York Coordinator for Social Work Examination Services. Ms. Earle teaches courses in Human Behavior, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents as well as Basic Casework Practices. She received her BA in Social Work from Skidmore College and an MSW from the State University of New York at Albany. In addition to teaching at Hunter, she traine a wide variety of audiences including social workers at NYC's Administration for Children's Services' where she served as the Project Director and principal trainer for an Annie E. Casey/Project Liberty funded Trauma Training Initiative. Ms. Earle has 17 years of direct practice experience and specializes in the areas of trauma, mental health and substance abuse.

Maxwell Manning Ph.D, has been an educator, administrator, clinician, and consultant for over twenty-four years, and has provided consultation to the Casey Family Services and Glass substance abuse services. He is presently a faculty member of Howard University School of Social Work, and previously with the Catholic University National School of Social Services, both in Washington, DC.

Roger J. Sherwood, DSW, is an Associate Professor at Hunter College School of Social Work. Since joining the faculty in 1979 he has taught in the areas of casework, human behavior and the social environment, substance abuse, cognitive and behavior therapies and the professional seminar. He received his MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and his Doctorate in Social Welfare from Columbia University in 1981. His dissertation was a study of hemodialysis patients compliance and noncompliance with their medical and dietary regimen. Dr. Sherwood has worked extensively with Vietnam veterans and their families since 1986 as a clinical consultant at the F.D.R. Veterans Administration Hospital in Montrose, New York. He has published numerous articles in the area of Vietnam veterans' adapted character styles and implications for clinical interventions.