Frederick J. (Jerry) Streets, MDiv., MSW, DSW, LICSW, DD is the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York City. An adjunct Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Yale Divinity School, he is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. He served as the Chaplain of Yale University and Senior Pastor of the University Church from 1992-2007 where he established a model of multi-faith campus ministry. As Senior Pastor of the Mount Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT, from 1975-2007 he led the congregation in significant growth, building a new church edifice and developing many social services and out reach ministries.
He is a member of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma through which he assists in the training of mental health professionals across disciplines, religions and cultures in providing mental health services to those traumatized by war and natural disasters through out the world. In 2008 Dr. Streets was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pretoria in South Africa where he explored the intersection of religious, social and medical institutional outreach services to those affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS. He returned to South Africa in 2010 and 2012 as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of the Free State.
His larger involvements include being a 2009-10 Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Streets is a graduate (BA) of Ottawa University in Kansas, Yale University Divinity School (M.Div) and holds the MSW and doctoral degrees from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York City. He is the author of several publications and the recipient of numerous awards.