Barbara A. Zelter

Senior LecturerBSW Field Coordinator

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Teaching and Research Interests

Community organizing for economic human rights

Public policy advocacy with North Carolina focus

Popular education

Faith-based community development

Race, privilege, and power analysis


Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation, co-author with the Rev. William J. Barber II (2014)

Race and Religion in Rochester, 1964-1969 (2010)

Job Loss:  A Guidebook for Pastors

Thy Kingdom Come:  A Guide to Prophetic Ministry

Street Smarts


  • MA in Theology from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School , 2011
  • MSW in Administration and Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, 1991
  • BA in English, Humanities from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, 1971
  • Certification in Group Leader/Educator from Management and Training Associates, 1988