CUSSW Welcomes Lisa Ferri as Its New Communication Director

June 1, 2003 @ 4:00 am

In her new role, Ferri will be developing and overseeing the production of content and design for the School’s communication vehicles including its newsletters, view book and other publications. She will be working in collaboration with Ann McCann Oakley’s technology team to further develop the School’s websites and make the site even more informative for potential masters and doctoral students, CUSSW alumni, the Columbia community and researchers from our own and other institutions.

A former magazine and broadcast journalist, Ferri says, “I am impressedwith the exemplary publication productivity of the faculty at theColumbia University School of Social Work. The research conducted by the faculty has tremendously important implications for the lives of individuals and families across the nation and, increasingly, the world.”

Ferri, who wrote for the public television program “The Next Big Thing”(WGBH) before coming to Columbia, is currently also pursuing her masters degree at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. A Duke graduate,she has also been a contributor for various magazines including SiliconAlley Reporter, Corporate Board Member, Marie Claire and Hamptons Country.