Karen R. Garber, Nassau County Department of Social Services
Professors Giffords and Garber
examine the varying ideologies of poverty and analyze the impact of it has on specific at-risk populations, including people who are homeless, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, individuals with co-occurring disorders, and veterans and military families.
Karen R. Garber (BSW, MSW, Adelphi University; JD, Touro Law Center) is a social worker, attorney, and adjunct professor at Long Island University.
She currently manages the Office of Consumer and Public Information and is administrator for Adult Protective Services, Family and Children's Services, and Child Protective Services at the Nassau County Department of Social Services.
Prior to her current administrative position, Garber worked exclusively in child welfare, directly overseeing programs that included foster care, adoption, persons in need of supervision, juvenile delinquents, mentoring, and independent living.
In 2012, Garber
represented Long Island University
Post Campus in Nanjing, China, where she
taught students about current social work practices in the United States.