Raymond Bolden, Jr.





Social Work


West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Bolden is on the faculty of West Chester University and his work focuses on social policy and the use of media in social advocacy. He has over 30 years of social work experience in the non-profit setting and is presently the Executive Director of a multi-service organization in New Jersey. He has also been a consultant and trainer in non-profit development, grant writing and administration. Dr. Bolden earned his Doctorate from the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania in Social Policy Planning, with a concentration on Youth in the Context of the Family. He wrote two chapters for the Second Edition of the textbook Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Challenging Myths, Assessing Theories, Individualizing Interventions, Edited by Ann A. Abbott published in 2010 by the NASW Press, titled: Dynamics and Physiology of Drug Use, and Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence. He is recipient of a number of awards for his advocacy in the field of alcohol and drug dependence as well as his leadership in assisting at risk youth and their families.