Cheryl A. Hyde

Social Work
Ritter Annex 517


Dr. Cheryl A. Hyde is a professor in the School of Social Work. Her areas of scholarship include anti-oppressive praxis, community and organizational engagement and transformation, social movements and societal change, and macro practice ethics. Dr. Hyde is co-author, with Dr. Marcia Cohen, of Empowering Workers and Clients for Organizational Change (Lyceum Press), has published over 70 articles and book chapters, and has presented widely at social work and social science conferences. Her current research focuses on the impact of neoliberal policies and protocols on the human service sector, especially pertaining to labor force issues, organizational culture, and service delivery.

Dr. Hyde is a co-principal investigator and evaluation director for the SAMSHA-funded Philadelphia ReCAST Initiative, which addresses community violence and trauma through grassroots efforts across several Philadelphia neighborhoods. She was the principal investigator on the multi-year research project, “Building Capacities/Making Connections: A Multi-Year Study of Human and Social Capital Development through the HIP Career Pathways Initiative,” (Administration for Children & Families/DHHS), and also served as the principal investigator and coordinator for two behavioral health training grants: “ACE IT: Advanced Clinical Education and Interprofessional Training Program” and “SWAN (Social Work Addressing Needs) Scholarship Program,” both funded by HRSA/DHHS.

Dr. Hyde was inducted as a research fellow into the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), where she was the founding co-chair of the Community and Neighborhood Research Cluster and current co-chair of the Community Research Special Interest Group. She is a past recipient of the Contributions to Feminist Scholarship Award, presented by the CSWE Commission on the Role and Status of Women. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Dr. Hyde was a faculty fellow for the Public Policy Lab, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University.

Her areas of teaching include community and policy practice, organizational change, social work ethics, advocacy, and social justice. Dr. Hyde has developed and led numerous educational workshops at national social work conferences in the areas of multicultural/anti-oppressive teaching, ethics, and student engagement. She is a recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, Temple University (2022) and the Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Public Health (2020).

Dr. Hyde serves on several social work and social science editorial boards, is the former editor of the Journal of Progressive Human Services and is the new editor-in-chief for the Journal of Community Practice. She is the current president of the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA). Dr. Hyde facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including human service ethics, inclusivity, creating learning organizations, supervision and trauma-informed community practice.


  • PhD, Sociology and Social Work, University of Michigan
  • MSW, Community Organization, University of Michigan
  • Certificate, Labor Relations, University of Michigan
  • BA, Community Studies & the Peasantry, Mount Holyoke College

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SSWG 8111

Legislative Advocacy


SSWG 8116

Grassroots Mobilization: In the US and Internationally


SSWG 8207

Social Work Research: Communities and Policy Arenas and Management/Planning


SSWG 8832

Wealth, Poverty, and In Between: Implications of Class Identity and Stratification on Social Work


Selected Publications

  • Hyde, C.A. & Eyrich-Garg, K.M. (2024). Urban silos: Community and social capital of low-income residents and the implications for anti-poverty initiatives. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 34(4), pp. 481-500. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/10911359.2023.2254343

  • Hyde, C. (2024). Precarious Professionals: The Impact of Neoliberalism on the Workforce of the Nonprofit Human Service Sector. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 15(2), pp. 121-137. Walter de Gruyter GmbH. doi: 10.1515/npf-2023-0008

  • Nishino, H., Seo, S., & Hatano, E. (2022). Letter to the editor. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci, 29(5), pp. e46-e47. Japan. doi: 10.1002/jhbp.1125

  • Hyde, C.A. (2021). Does Social Work Ignore Socio-economic Class? An Exploratory Analysis of Selected Literature. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 32(3), pp. 197-211. doi: 10.1080/10428232.2021.1926883

  • Meyer, M., Goering, E.S., Hopkins, K., Hyde, C., Mattocks, N., & Denlinger, J. (2021). Walking the Talk in Participatory Philanthropy. Foundation Review, 13(2), pp. 23-37. doi: 10.9707/1944-5660.1566

  • Hyde, C.A. (2020). Does Contingency Work in Human Service Agencies Compromise Practice and Practice Ethics?: An Exploratory Study. Ethics and Social Welfare, 14(1), pp. 39-51. doi: 10.1080/17496535.2020.1712447