Headshot of Dr. Edward Hernandez, Department of Social WorkDr. Edward Hernandez, Department of Social Work

Dr. Edward Hernandez serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work at Medgar Evers College. He was instrumental in developing the Transition Academy serving housing and food insecure student at the college. He also teaches Social Work and Human Services online at several colleges. Prior to Medgar Evers College, Dr. Hernandez has served as Deputy Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services from 2004 until 2012. His career includes over 30 years of government and not for profit agencies positions in largely administrative and management capacities. Dr. Hernandez received his MSW and PhD in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University. He is of Puerto Rican descent. His father was born and now resides in Puerto Rico.