Director of Research
Amml Hussein earned a doctorate in educational leadership and administration, a Master’s degree in clinical social work, and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies as well as social work. In her role as director of research at the Council on Social Work Education, she provides guidance that informs national curricula in social work education. She has a passion for teaching and is currently an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she teaches courses in research methodology and human behavior at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. Hussein has experience with design and content development of creative, learner-centered products that advance the knowledge and skills of child welfare and early childhood professionals. Her research interests include diversity, equity and inclusion, predictive modeling, and the science of student success. She is well versed in best practices in adult education and innovative methods for learner engagement, as well as a subject matter expert in supporting children and engaging families on a wide range of social issues. Dr. Hussein has more than 13 years of experience in several domains including academia, utilization management, medical management, medical social work experience in managed health care, where she case managed diverse populations including individuals with mental/behavioral health conditions, substance use disorders, and chemical dependencies. Her work has been recognized by the United States Senate and General Assembly with a Citation for Leadership and Academic Excellence.
In her free time, she enjoys practicing as a part time therapist in a group private practice where she provides trauma informed intervention to young adults across the life span. Dr. Hussein serves on the industry advisory board of the Piscataway High School Engineering Academy Committee and has been an active member of their Stakeholder Advisory Meetings for the past three academic years.