Michael P. Melendez, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Michael P. Melendez has been a professor of social work at Simmons College for twenty-five years and is the former  Director of the MSW program. He is currently the Associate Bureau Director for Behavioral Health at the Boston Public Health Commission, where he previously served as a Senior Consultant. He received his MSW from Boston University and his PhD from Case Western Reserve University.

His scholarly and practice interests include culturally responsive clinical practice of children and adults, family therapy, addictions, interpersonal trauma, co-morbid disorders, HIV/AIDS, integration of spirituality in clinical practice, social justice community-based work, and adaptation of evidence-based practices.

Courses Taught

SSW 671 - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education