About the Author
Thalia MacMillan is an assistant professor and mentor of community and human services in the Center for Distance Learning (CDL) at SUNY Empire State College. She received her Ph.D. in social work from Fordham University, specializing in policy and research. Prior to coming to SUNY, Thalia worked simultaneously in the professional and academic sectors. For the past 18 years she has worked in the fields of evaluation, research, and practice. Thalia has taught social research methods, program evaluation, social policy, addictions, mental health, disabilities, assessment and diagnosis, and statistical methods. She regularly develops and teaches in multiple modalities, including blended, online, face to face, and immersive cloud learning courses. In addition to volunteering research services to multiple local organizations, Thalia is a volunteer EMT in her community. All of these experiences in the various sectors have heightened her interests in the addictions field. Dr. Sisselman-Borgia is an Assistant Professor at Lehman College in the Department of Social Work, part of the City University of New York. Dr. Sisselman-Borgia has experience teaching across the social work curriculum and recently taught classes entitled, Family Violence and Trauma and Urban Homelessness for undergraduate and graduate social work students. She regularly teaches Advanced Practice in the Urban Environment for MSW students in their final year of study. Dr. Sisselman-Borgia studies the impact of discrimination on homeless youth and adults, trauma and at-risk youth and families, and the intersection between spirituality, religion, and domestic violence/family trauma. Dr. Sisselman-Borgia's clinical practice has focused mainly on at-risk youth and working with women and children who have experienced trauma.