Dr. Marc Felizzi

Associate Professor

Dr. Marc Felizzi

Contact Information


Office: Stayer 312
Phone: 717.871-7161
Fax: 717.871.7941

Sp24 Office Hrs

M: 2:00-3:00pm virtual
T: 12:00-2:00pm
R: 12:00-2:00pm

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 30 years studying the effects of 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. He has authored several book chapters and articles in international publications and has presented on a number of topics at local, national and international conferences. Dr. Felizzi is an Associate 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 is also the Principal Investigator/ Project Director for the University's Health Resources Service Administrations' Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Grant.  Dr. Felizzi is active on a number of community boards, including Touchstone Foundation, the Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Disability Services, the New Castle County Interagency Council, and the Newark, DE, Interagency Council. 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 Association of Social Workers in Sports, a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee,  and a  local board member of the National Association for Mental Illness.



Learning Institute, Millersville, Pa, March 2022. Panel member, Trauma on the Ukraine 

Learning Institute, Millersville, PA, February, 2022: Presenter. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) 

Millersville University Speakers Series, January, 2022. Presenter. Sport, Mental Health and Social Workers. 

7th International Conference, Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, Virtual, October , 2021. Presenter, Emotional Abuse of Athletes. 

26th International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Across the Lifespan, San Diego, CA. September 2021. Presenter. Community Trauma: Resilience Post Hurricane Maria: Applying A Bioecological Theory Framework. 

International Conference on Social Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, July, 2021. Co-Presenter. Rights Based Community Recovery and Resiliency from Natural Disasters.  

York County Community Progress Council, York, PA, January, 2021. Presenter. Endings and Transitions in the Human Service Professions.  

York County Community Progress Council, York, PA, December, 2020. Presenter. Engagement Skills in the Human Service Professions. 

 American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, International Conference, Las Vegas Nevada, February, 2020. Presenter. Individual & Community Resilience Post Hurricane Maria
Applying a Bioecological Framework 

Learning Institute, Millersville, PA, December, 2019: Presenter. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) 

 Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, Fifth Annual Conference, Denver Colorado, October, 2019. Presenter. Athletic Concussions; What is Social Work’s Role? 

Learning Institute, Millersville, PA, May 2019: Presenter. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) 

Alliance for Social Workers in Sports Fourth Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2018: Presenter. High Level Athletic Recruitment; The Need for Social Worker; Results of a Study. 

American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February, 2018; presenter. How to Assess and Treat Vicarious Trauma in the Helping Professions: A Review of the Literature. 

Book Chapter

Correlations among childhood abuse and family violence, prevention, assessment and treatment from a trauma focused perspective. In the Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (2020), edited by Robert Geffner, Victor Vieth, Viola Vaughan-Eden, Alan Rosenbaum, L. Kevin Hamberger, Jacquelyn White and Bob Geffner. New York, Springer.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Journal of Sport Social Work. New Roles for the Profession: Social Workers in the Hockey Recruitment Process; With Brandon St. Croix, MSW, RSW and Karen Rice, ACSW, PhD (Fall, 2022).


Editorial Board Member

 Journal of Sport Social Work, January, 2022