Dr. Edward Hernandez has been a Contributing Faculty member in Social Work since 2014. He serves Assistant Professor of Social Work at Medgar Evers College since August, 2012. He was elected Chair of the Social Work Department in August, 2017. He also teaches online classes in Social Work, Human Services, and Sociology at several universities. Prior to coming 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 was also active day laborer issues, as well as appears in the documentary film “Farmingville.” Dr. Hernandez received his PhD in Social Welfare from Stony Brook University. The dissertation project was a qualitative study of day laborers in the Farmingville community.