Nicole Zmuda

Assistant Professor, Master of Social Work Program,
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  • Advanced Mezzo Practice
  • Empirical Practice
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Human Sexuality
  • Research II


  • Substance use
  • Sexuality & intimate relationships
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Stigma & marginalization


  • BA, Marywood University
  • MSW, Marywood University
  • MEd, PhD, Widener University

Academic Profile

My practice experience has centered on behavioral health, specifically working with individuals with substance-related and other addictive disorders. I believe strongly in social work’s core values and have embraced them in my work with these disadvantaged and marginalized groups. My path to education began as an adjunct instructor. I quickly became passionate about supporting the education and professional growth of future social workers and other health professionals.  I believe that my fundamental role is to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in all of the varied career paths they pursue. Here, at FDU, I look forward to co-creating a space that is supportive and respectful, where everyone in a class (including myself) has something to learn.

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