Tawanda Hubbard is a social work educator and practitioner with her LCSW.  She has more than 15 years of experience in child welfare, behavioral health, advocacy, case management, and clinical practice. Dr. Hubbard completed a BS degree in business administration–management at Bloomfield College and an MSW and DSW degrees at Rutgers University School of Social Work – New Brunswick. She provides individual and family therapy as a private practitioner and independent contractor and she is a certified child sexual abuse and REBT therapist.  Dr. Hubbard is currently teaching as a part-time lecturer at her alma mater, Rutgers School of Social Work and former faculty member at Monmouth University School of Social Work.  She is an independent trainer and consultant trainer for the NJ Child Welfare Partnership, NJ Victims Assistance Academy and NJ Child Support Institute.  Dr. Hubbard is a CSWE-MFP Alumna and immediate past President of NASW-NJ Chapter, the first African-American Woman to achieve this honor.  She is a member of RUSSW Alumni Advisory Council and CSWE MFP Doctoral Advisory Committee.  Dr. Hubbard completed her doctoral social work program at Rutgers University in May 2017.  Dr. Hubbard’s study on adolescent opposition is the final project in her doctoral program.


  • Hubbard, T.L. (January 2021).  A Moment of Reflection on Her Story, Our Story:  Kamala Harris, Vice President-Elect of the United States of America, NASW-NJ Focus, January 2021, Vol 30.4
  • Hubbard, T. L. (November 2020). It’s All About The Set-up: Creating Accountable Learning Spaces that Supports Diversity Conversations [Conference Poster Presentation #84] CSWE 2020 Virtual APM
  • Hubbard, T. L. (November 2020).  Having Difficult But Necessary Conversations with Your Social Work Field Supervisor [Conference Poster Presentation #719] CSWE 2020 Virtual APM
  • Jaffe, M., Nicola, W & et. al. (Eds.) (2020).  Podcast Interview with Dr. Tawanda Hubbard, LCSW—Spiritual Call to Social Work: Spirituality in Mental Health Practice: Narrative Case Studies.  New York:  Publisher: Routledge
  • Hubbard, T. L. (January 2019). Having Difficult but Necessary Conversations with Your Field Instructor, The New Social Worker, Winter 2019, Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 6-7 (Ranked #3 Article of 2019 in The New Social Worker Magazine)
  • Hubbard, T. L. (2017, December). It’s not all about the behaviors: Identifying and addressing relational neglect in adolescence within the familial environment, Reflections: Narratives for Professional Helping.
  • Hubbard, T. L. (2017, December). Showing Up and Standing Up for Social Work:  Social Workers owning and shaping the narrative of our profession. NASW-NJ Focus, 26 (6), p. 9-10.
  • Hubbard, T. L. (2015, February). We must never forget the progress and struggle of African-Americans. NASW-NJ Focus, 24(1), 1, 8.
  • Hubbard, T. L. (2013, February). A moment of reflection: Focus on African-American social work pioneers. NASW- NJ Focus22(1), 5.