Professor of Social Work; Department Chair
BA, University of Rhode Island; MSW, SUNY-Stony Brook; PhD, Florence Heller School, Brandeis University
Office: Mary Taylor House 105
Phone: (603) 535-2538
About Professor Moniz
Cynthia Moniz, Ph.D., MSW has served as director of the baccalaureate social work program at PSU for almost 30 years and is active as a leader in the social work profession. She currently serves as Chair of CSWE’s Commission on Membership and Professional Development and as a (non-voting) member of the Board of Directors, after serving a 6-year term as a member of CSWE’s Council on Leadership Development and a 3-year term on the Commission on Professional Development. Dr. Moniz has also played a leadership role with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) both on the national and state level. She served on the national Board of Directors for two terms – first as the New England Regional Representative (1999-2002) and again as national Secretary (2004-2007). She was a participant in the Wingspread effort to bring the profession together and has attended several Social Work Congresses. Her scholarship focuses on national health care policy and inequality and health. She is the co-author of Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Approach 4/E (2013) which was published by Routeledge in December 2013.
Gorin, S. and Moniz, C. (2012). “Health and Mental Health Policy,” in Social Policy and Social Justice, Michael Reisch, Ed. Sage Social Work in the New Century Series.
Moniz, C. and Gorin, S. (2010). Health and Mental Health Care Policy: A Biopsychosocial Perspective 3/E. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. (Book)
Moniz, C. (2010, November). “Social Work and the Social Determinants of Health Perspective: A Good Fit”, Health & Social Work, 35 (4).
Gorin, S. and Moniz, C. (2007, November). “Why Does President Bush Oppose the Expansion of SCHIP?” Health & Social Work.
Moniz, C. and Gorin, S. (2004, November). “Will the US ever have universal health care?” Health & Social Work.
Moniz, C., Gorin, S., and Corcoran, K. (2004). “Managed Care and Mental Health”. Mental Illness and the Social Environment, S. Kirk, Ed. NY: Columbia University.
Baccalaureate Program Directors Association, Annual Conference, March 2009, Phoenix, Author’s Round Table Discussion: Health and Health Care Policy: A Social Work Perspective (textbook).
Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, November, 2008, Philadelphia, Council on Leadership Development (CLD), Series Session.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Field Directors Meeting, June, 2007, Washington, DC (Invited). Presentation on Grassroots Organizing.
Child Welfare Educational Partnership with the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families, (2000-2013).
Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education, Hartford Foundation and Council on Social Work Education, (2002-2005).
Whiting Foundation, Sabbatical research, England, inequality and health, 2000.
Awards and other recognition
Invited Participant, Social Work Congress, Washington, DC, 4/22-23, 2010 (400 participants from 48 social work organizations)
Invited Participant, “A Coming Together of the Profession”, Johnson Foundation Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, WI, 6/18-20, 2007 (37 participants from 8 national social work organizations)
Invited Participant, Social Work Congress: A Coming Together of the Profession, Washington, DC, 3/17-18, 2005 (400 participants from 48 social work organizations)
New Hampshire Chapter, National Association of Social Workers Recipient of the 2002 Social Worker of the Year
SW3450 Social Welfare Policy and Services
SW 3520 Theory and Practice- Social Work Intervention II
Social Work Practicum Field Liaison
Current Professional and Community Activity
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Commission on Professional Development (2010-2013)
NH-NASW, Chair, Social and Legislative Action Committee (1996-present)
NH-NASW, Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee (2006-2012)
NASW Delegate Assembly Task Force (2012)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Council on Leadership Development, (2004-2007 and 2007-2010)
Consulting Editor, Health & Social Work, NASW (2003-2008)
NASW national Secretary, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Audit Subcommittee (2004-2007)
NASW Chair, National Award Committee (2007)
NASW Chair, National Committee on Women’s Issues (2004-2007)
Steering Committee, Engaging New Hampshire (2006-2009)
NASW National Board of Directors (1999-2002)
Chair, 2002 Delegate Assembly Planning Committee (2000-2002)
NASW Professional Development and Advocacy Committee (1999-2002)
Delegate from New Hampshire, NASW Delegate Assemblies, 1993, 1996, 1999.
NASW International Activities Committee (1996-1999)
NASW Legal Defense Service Committee (1993-1996)
Chair, NH-NASW Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee (1994-1996)
President, NH-NASW (1991-1993)