Ginny Focht-New, MSN, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Ginny Focht-New's main focus as professor is to take a learner-centric approach. She believes that students learn when new information is presented in an interactive manner.

In addition to working at Widener, Dr. Focht-New maintains a therapy and consultant practice that allows her to bring her clinical experience and examples to the classroom.

Social work practices and values, along with her nursing knowledge and experience, are at the center of both her practice and educational approaches. Dr. Focht-New's research interests include issues of trauma, health teaching, and mental health for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Courses Taught

  • SW 502 Human Behavior in the Social Context II
  • SW 503 Interpersonal Processes
  • SW 520 Methods of Social Work Research
  • SW 655 Social Work Practice with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • SW 664 Treating Trauma


Contact Information

Phone: 610-499-1335