UW School of Social Work

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Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
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Justin E. Lerner

Justin E. Lerner


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Justin Lerner is a PhD candidate at New York University Silver School of Social Work. He has a master’s degree in public administration from New York University, an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in psychology from Washington University.

At NYU, Lerner taught classes on diversity, racism, oppression and privilege; social welfare policies and programs; practice with groups; and an intergroup dialogue class on gender. He has co-authored several articles on social justice for transgender people and on creating a social justice agenda in the classroom.

Ryan Petros

Ryan Petros


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Ryan Petros earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in 2017. He received an MSW from the University of Minnesota and a BA in social work and English from St. Olaf College.