Adjunct Associate Professor

Frederick Streets

Dr. Frederick (Jerry) Streets is the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York City. He is the first African American and Baptist to served as Chaplain of Yale University, 1992-2007. He is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Yale Divinity School, a licensed clinical social worker, member of the facuty Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and Senior Pastor of the Dixwell Congregational Church in New Haven, CT. (

Dr. Streets is the 2018 recipient of the Diana R. Garland Award for Social Work Practitioner Excellence. The awardee is a social worker of faith who has devoted a significant part of her/his career as a social work practitioners and member of National Association of Christians in Social Work who has evidenced excellence in social work practice, reflecting the values and attributes which are characteristic of Diana Garland’s life of service as a Christian in social work. Professor Streets is a former Chaplain of Yale University and Senior Fulbright Scholar int eh Department of Practical Theology and the Department of Social Work at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.