Marina Badillo

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Badillo-Diaz is an experienced school administrator and counseling director with a demonstrated history of working in community mental health and in education as a social worker. Currently, Dr. Badillo-Diaz is a consultant focusing on the training of educators and social workers with MABD Consulting. She is also a board member of the National School Social Work Association of America and is also the author of the blog, “The AI Social Worker”, a 21st Century Skills and AI guide for Social Workers.

She graduated with her MSW from Columbia University's School of Social Work in 2011 with a clinical concentration in working with families, youth, and children. She obtained her DSW from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 2021 with her capstone titled, "Charter School Social Work: Challenges and Opportunities". She obtained her clinical license from New York State in 2015 and completed a postgraduate supervisory certificate from Smith College. In 2022-23 she completed a Fellowship with the US Department of Education in 2022-23 conducting research on the state of education across the United States.

Dr. Badillo-Diaz has been teaching as an adjunct professor since Spring 2020 and has taught at several universities across the United States including Columbia University, New York University, Hunter College, Lousiana State University and University of Kentucky. She has been an adjunct professor at Walden since November 2023 and she has taught Clinical Social Work Theory and Clinical Supervision & Leadership. She also has taught courses in Decolonization of Macro & Mezzo Social Work Practice, Community Partnerships & Grant Writing, Ethics and Supervision, Field Advisement, and Technology in School Social Work Practice.

She has presented at both state, national, and international conferences including the NASW in June 2024, CASEL in 2023, the National School Social Work Conference in 2022, and the NASW-NYC Conference in 2021. She has conducted trainings and workshops on AI for Teaching and Training for Social Workers, Generative AI for School Social Workers, Social Emotional Learning Programming, 21st Century Skills Advisory Programs for Alternative High Schools, Blue Prints for Crafting your Social Work Career, and Social Work Transformational Leadership.


DSW, New York University's Silver School of Social Work

MSW, Columbia University's School of Social Work