2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Eric Klein, MSS, LSW, Northampton Community College, Coordinator of the NCC Collegiate Recovery Program
Eric Scott Klein, MSS, LSW, is a current Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research of Bryn Mawr College where he recently earned his Master of Social Service (MSW equivalent). Among his topics of interest, Eric is researching how to build recovery capital for students of color in emerging adulthood via collegiate recovery programs (CRPs), as well as the use of recovery capital to mitigate intersectional biases in CRP programming. Eric is also involved with the development of culturally-competent CRP and alternative peer group (APG) development for underrepresented populations including but not exclusive to people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Concurrently, Eric is the Coordinator of the Northampton Community College CRP and is on the board of directors of Recovery Friends and Adolescents Together (RAFT) which is a non-profit involved with the creation an APG in the Lehigh valley. He is a clinical social worker who considers himself a pragmatic humanist. Eric has presented his research at multiple national conferences and is a guest lecturer at Lehigh University in Public Health. Eric is a person in long term recovery and uses the pronouns he, him and his. He is also a former opera major at Carnegie-Mellon University and still sings professionally every weekend.