Dr. Eda Harris-Hastick is a tenured Professor of Social Work at Medgar Evers College (MEC) of the City University of New York and a licensed clinical social worker with over 35 years experience. Previously, she served as Director of College Counseling Services and Chairperson of Special Programs at MEC; Assistant Chief of Alcoholism Services at Harlem Hospital Center; and Administrator at NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services.
She is a founding member of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and currently serves as a board member of CACCI's Educational Foundation, Caribbean Research Center's Editorial Board, former Chair, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Community Board, Editorial Boards of Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions and Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, and member of New York State OASAS (Substance Abuse) Workforce Department.
Dr. Hastick received a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Queens College, a Masters in Social Work from Smith College, School of Social Work, and a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University. Dr. Hastick is widely recognized for her professional and academic work, her research, leadership and community service.