Carla J. Sofka, Ph.D., MSW, B.S. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. In addition to teaching the introductory course on social welfare and social work, she teaches courses on communication skills, social work practice, social work research methods, and an elective course on grief and loss.
She has taught online courses on hospice care and death in popular culture for King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, has presented workshops for the Institute of Life and Death Education and Counseling at the National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, and has taught a preconference course and specialty workshops at the annual conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She has clinical experience in medical, psychiatric, and hospice settings as well as experience in a funeral home.
Sofka has published one book (Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe), several book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics. She has served as an Associate Editor of Death Studies since 1996 and is the Immediate Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.