Taryn Dwyer is a proud political social worker, voter engagement professional, and social work educator. Her area of academic interest is social work as a civic and political practice, and she has both researched and lectured on topics related to activism, advocacy, and anti-oppressive social work practice and education. Taryn’s full-time work has focused on voter engagement, voting access, election administration, and voting rights, particularly among historically disenfranchised communities. She has worked at multiple leading nonpartisan nonprofit organizations with missions to support both voters and election officials throughout the country as they navigate federal, state, county, and municipal elections. Taryn began working with CSSW’s online campus in 2017, where she started as an Associate for the Power, Race, Oppression, and Privilege (PROP) infused courses.
Taryn has a BSW from Siena College, an MSW from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management from Rutgers University. She is also a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Certified School Social Worker in the state of New Jersey.