Adjunct Faculty

Elaine Mittell, M.S.W., LICSW

phone: 617-521-2930


Elaine Mittell graduated from Simmons SSW in 1981. For almost 20 years she worked in adult protective services as a clinician, supervisor, and teacher. Her particular area of expertise was intervention with self-neglecting, questionably competent elders. Before returning to Simmons as an adjunct faculty member in 2004, she had been an almost full-time volunteer, taking on many leadership roles. She has served as president of a community advocacy group which works in support of METCO, a voluntary desegregation program serving inner-city youth and their suburban neighbors. She is active in her church where she serves as chair of the Social Justice Outreach Committee and helps coordinate lay pastoral care. She serves on the board of directors of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, a social justice organization located in Roxbury. Ms. Mittell's volunteer roles have provided her with the opportunity to hone her leadership skills and develop expertise in community organization and fundraising. In addition to her role as a faculty advisor at Simmons SSW, she also serves as a consultant to the Urban Leadership Program.

Courses Taught

SW 501 Gerontological Social Work Practice
SW 446 & 447 Field Education