William Waldman

Bill Waldman has served as a professor of professional practice, visiting professor, lecturer and executive in residence at the Rutgers University School of Social Work since January 2001. From 1998 to 2000 he was the executive director of the American Public Human Services Association, a non-profit organization whose members include the health and human service agencies in the 50 states, as well as many agencies in counties, municipalities and US territories.

Waldman was employed by the state of New Jersey from 1987 to 1998, during which time he served as a director of the Division of Youth and Family Services (the state’s child welfare agency), as deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and as commissioner of the Department and a member of the cabinet for three Governors of New Jersey. From 1975 until 1987, Waldman directed the Middlesex County, NJ Department of Human Services, ¬†responsible for the administration of numerous county- based human services programs, a staff of sixty-five employees, and a budget of $8 million.

Waldman was employed from 1965 to 1975 with the Essex County Welfare Board in Newark, New Jersey. He began as a caseworker and advanced through supervisory and administrative positions Waldman has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, serves on various boards of directors of community agencies, has made numerous presentations at professional conferences, the New Jersey Legislature, the US Congress, foundations and business and industry groups, and has consulted for both government and private agencies. He earned his BA in English from Penn State and his MSW from the Rutgers School of Social Work in New Brunswick with a focus on administration, policy and planning.


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