Alberto Guerrero, M.S.W., Ph.D.


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Lilly Hall


B.S., Manhattan College, 2003

M.S.W., Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2010

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2020


Alberto Guerrero, M.S.W., Ph.D., focuses his research on the intersecting impact of trauma, legal system involvement and zero tolerance policies for adolescents who return to schools following an incarceration. His hope is to work with educational stakeholders to create school spaces that are adequately prepared to support students with carceral histories resume and complete their education.

Prior to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, he taught as a middle school teacher on the west side of Chicago. He also worked as a clinician at an outpatient mental health facility in the South Bronx section of NYC before working as a forensic social worker in the New York City legal system.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Manhattan College, his M.S.W. from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and his Ph.D. in Social Justice Education from UMass-Amherst.