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Humanities educator

Sunday Lynn Di Palma was American humanities educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Italian V.P. Consulate, New Jersey, 1996.


Palma, Sunday Lynn Di was born on September 27, 1951 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Charles Di Palma and Ann Marie D'Argenzio.


Bachelor in Sociology and Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, 1973. Master of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Rutgers University, 1992.


Assistant regional supervisor Division Youth and Family Services, Paterson, 1976—1977. Regional social work supervisor Division Medical Assistance and Health Services, Trenton, 1977—1978. Assistant dean Rutgers University School Social Work, 1978—1987.

Associate dean, graduate school arts and science Rutgers University, 1987—1997, professor social work, 1997—2007. Retired, 2007

Commissioner global commission on social work education Council Social Work Education, District of Columbia, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


Volunteer consultant John Cabot College, Rome, 1985—1986. Fund distribution panel member United Way of Essex and West Hudson Counties, Newark, 1994—2000. Member of National Association of Social Workers (chairman, social worker of year committee 1984-1985), Northeastern Association Graduate Schools, New York Area School Social Work Directors Admission Consortium (chairman 1983-1985), Council Graduate Schools (affiliate representative to board directors 1994-1995), Council Social Work Education (commissioner since 2001), Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, swimming, walking.


Married James Robert Grisi, March 9, 1991. 1 child James Di Palma-Grisi.

Charles Di Palma

Ann Marie D'Argenzio

James Robert Grisi

James Di Palma-Grisi Palma