Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mathylde Frontus

Dr. Mathylde Frontus is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 46th
Assembly District of southern Brooklyn. She was sworn into office on November 15, 2018, and
serves on six committees including Aging; Children and Families; Economic Development, Job
Creation, Commerce and Industry; Mental Health; Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development;
and Transportation. Dr. Frontus was recently appointed as Chair of the newly created Minority
Mental Health Subcommittee in the New York State Assembly.

Before taking office, Dr. Frontus served in several social work–related roles. From
2004-2016 she served as the founder and executive director of a multi-service nonprofit
organization in Brooklyn that offers services in housing, employment, legal assistance, financial
literacy, mental health, veterans outreach, and youth leadership. She also founded two multi-
stakeholder coalitions to reduce the incidence of community violence, as well as two social
enterprise consultancies offering capacity-building services and behavioral health consultation.

Dr. Frontus earned her BSW and MSW from the New York University Silver School of Social
Work; her MA from the Clinical Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University;
her MTS from Harvard Divinity School; and her PhD from the Columbia School of Social Work,
with a specialization in Social Policy and Administration.

Dr. Frontus is proud to be one of only a few social workers in the New York State legislature.
She is proud to hold appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Silver School of
Social Work and the Columbia School of Social Work where she has taught several courses
including Advocacy in Social Work Practice, Stigma and Mental Health, and Social Policy.