Jed Metzger


  • B.A. Psychology, Emory University
  • M.S.W., New York University
  • Ph.D. Clinical Social Work, NYU


Jed joined the social work department in 2005 as a full time faculty. He had previously taught as an adjunct in the GRC MSW program since its inception with previous adjunct experience at Syracuse University and the University of Buffalo.  He began his social work career in 1983 and has concentrated on working with children, youth and their families in the child welfare system, the mental health system and the HIV/AIDS system. His research interests relate to the application of social work practice in communities that face the challenges of homicide, suicide, homelessness and military service. He is a firm believer in macro practice as a foundational social work activity. He also is involved in international social work exchanges, first in Russia but most recently in India.  He earned a BA in psychology from Emory University, A Masters of Social Work from New York University and a PhD in Clinical Social Work from New York University.

Jed Metzger at Homeless Connect Rochester

During Project Homeless Connect Rochester, Dr. Jed Metzger and other social work students and faculty matched struggling people with the help they needed to get back on their feet.