Dr. Marc Felizzi earned his Master’s in Social Work at Delaware State University and his PhD in Social Work at Widener University. He has spent the last 25 years studying the effects of emotional trauma, family violence, juvenile violence, and the consequences of family instability on youth. Dr. Felizzi has written extensively on these topics, and his findings and opinions have appeared in local and national publications. He has been interviewed on a number of national radio and television shows regarding juvenile violence. Dr. Felizzi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work where he teaches Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Family Violence, Social Work Practice, and Youth Violence and Corrections. He also teaches classes in conjunction with the Master of Science in Emergency Management program in Emergency Mental Health and Trauma. Dr. Felizzi, along with several faculty members of CDRE, travelled to Valparaiso, Chile in 2014, and consulted with faculty and care providers from the Catholic University of Valparaiso after a series of devastating wildfires destroyed neighborhoods surrounding the city. The results of the wildfires led to a number of presentations and professional articles discussing the impact of the trauma of this natural disaster on the community. Dr. Felizzi is active on a number of community boards, including the Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Disability Services, the New Castle County Interagency Council, and the Newark, DE, Interagency Council. He is also a member of the Delaware chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, where he works with the Ethical Practice committee. Dr. Felizzi also has a thriving clinical practice in Wilmington, DE where he works with children, adolescents, and their families. He is a member of the National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, and a local board member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
Dr. Felizzi teaches:
EMGT 607: Emergency Mental Health & Trauma