Dr. Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero holds a PhD in Social Work from Fordham University, an MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware, and a BA in Political Science from Vassar College.
Dr. Bosco-Ruggiero has taught social policy at Fordham University GSSS, Adelphi University SSW, and Wurzweiler SSW at Yeshiva University. From 2007 to 2017 she worked with Fordham GSS faculty on federally-funded grant projects including the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, and the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Previously, she worked in government and for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City.
Currently, Dr. Bosco-Ruggiero has a freelance and consulting business focused on her main interests which include social policy, child welfare, spirituality in social work, and child and adolescent mental health. Past and current clients include American Academy of Pediatrics, bonfire digital wellness, R3ciprocity blog, Social Work Degree Center, Tuskegee University Department of Social Work, and Mental Health California Magazine. Dr. Bosco-Ruggiero is the co-author/author of seven peer reviewed journal articles and a book, Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children Over Age Four.