Michael Cronin

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

Michael Cronin earned his PhD in Social Work at Yeshiva University in May 2005. He is delighted to have joined the contributing faculty at Walden teaching in the MSW program. Dr. Cronin is a social work practitioner, educator, and leader with almost 40 years of professional experience in diverse practice areas, including almost 20 years as an academic. His research interests and publications are in international social work, health care and social policy, disaster management, social gerontology, international humanitarian law, social innovation, environmental justice and effects on mental health, cultural competence and diversity. Dr. Cronin was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine, based at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Ukrainian National Red Cross in 2019-2020.

Dr. Cronin serves in a leadership capacity to several domestic and international organizations. He is a Disaster Mental Health response leader for the American Red Cross locally, nationally, and internationally. For 30 years, Dr. Cronin led a team to raise global awareness about social issues, including aging, the family, health and mental health, social development, status of women, youth and human rights as the United Nations Commissioner for North America for the International Federation of Social Workers.