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Todd. W. Rofuth

Dr. Todd W. Rofuth currently serves at Co-Chair of the Social Work Department.  He had previously been Chairperson for 15 years, has been a professor at Southern for 26 years and was also formerly Director of the Urban Studies Program for ten years. He has served as the Chairperson of several department committees including the Department Evaluation Committee, the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee, the Admissions Committee and the Social Service Management Committee. He has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level including many courses in social service management, research, social welfare policy, ethnic realities and the thesis practicum seminar.

Dr. Rofuth holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and a Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. He served for six years as Vice President of the National Association of Deans and Directors for Graduate Social Work programs and is currently on the Board of NADD.  From 2000-2002 he was the Co-Coordinator of SCSU’s 10 year reaccreditation self study for the New England Commission of Higher Education. He has had 30 years post MSW social work practice experience primarily in social welfare policy analysis, research and supervisory positions in federal and state government and private consulting. He has obtained more than 40 grants in a variety of areas including child welfare, drug courts, community housing, Ryan White, child care and welfare reform. 

Dr. Rofuth is a site visitor chairperson for CSWE and is active in the New Haven community including serving on the Board of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (for 15 years) and serving as the Secretary of the Board of Governors of the New Haven Lawn Club (a national preservation site that holds local community events on a weekly basis).