Frank Ridzi

Frank Ridzi

Department Chair
Associate Professor

Reilly Hall 416
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4480


Dr. Ridzi (Ph. D. 2003, C.A.S. 2003, M.P.A. 2001, Syracuse University) is founding Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Applied Research (CURAR) and serves as Kauffman Entrepreneurship Professor. He has conducted research and written in the areas of social welfare policy, sociology of work, and student affairs. His writings have appeared in such places as the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, Research in the Sociology of Work, Review of Policy Research, and The NASPA Journal of The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Current research projects include applied policy research and research concerning changing workplace dynamics in careers that include public welfare structures and higher education. Ridzi has served as chair of the elections committee for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). He presently teaches in the areas of human service caseload management and program evaluation and policy analysis. He has also taught courses in the areas of marriage and families, social welfare, introduction to sociology and research methodology. He was most recently a Teaching Fellow at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His C.A.S. is in Women's Studies.

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