Department Chair

  • Carla Sofka Ph.D.
    rofessor of Social Work
    Rosetti Hall 309
    (518) 786-5046

Cynthia Bott


          Cynthia Bott, PhD, LCSW

          Assistant Professor of Social Work         

               Social Work Program

               Siena College

               Rosetti Hall 311

               515 Loudon Rd

               Loudonville, NY 12211 

               518-782-6934 (office), 518-782-6499 (fax)



Cynthia Bott is a licensed clinical social worker who has over ten years of social work teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level with San Francisco State University and over twenty-five years of experience as a clinical social worker in the states of California and New York. 




Ph.D., Social Welfare, University at Albany, 2013 Dissertation:  A Survey-based Study of Social Workers’ Critical, Consciousness and Practice with LGB Clients.

MSW, San Francisco State University, 1994

B.S., Education, Bowling Green State University, 1981


Current research interests include examining the implementation of social justice in direct practice and how it is operationalized, examining concepts and political dimensions of ‘best practices’, and applications of critical theory.  She lives with her partner, their dog, and a cantankerous Siamese mix.