Beth B. Russell
Associate Professor and Co-Chair, MSW Program
Office: Brockport Downtown 575
Beth B. Russell, PhD, joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to her appointment at Brockport, she was a tenured, Associate Professor at Nazareth College and the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program. She has also worked for Western Schools as a behavioral health and social work planner to create continuing education classes for practitioners in several disciplines. Dr. Russell teaches practice, research, and policy classes, as well as electives in sexual health, creativity in social work, evidence-based practice, and addictions. She is a licensed clinical social work in New York State and has experience as both a clinician and supervisor within several agencies in the Rochester area. Dr. Russell has contributed to several books, written peer-reviewed articles, and presented her research both nationally and internationally. Her current research foci include women and low sexual desire, cultural humility in social work graduate programs, and sexual health in professional social work practice. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Counseling from the University of Rochester. She has additional training in sex therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy, among others. She is happy to be a part of the Brockport College and Social Work Department.