Carol Silverman has had a varied research career - she specializes in urban sociology and poverty and inequality. She has conducted research in housing policy, consumer run mental health services and nonprofits and philanthropy and restorative justice at UC Berkeley in the schools of Social Welfare and Law as well as at USF. She currently serves as the Director of Program Evaluation at Telecare Corporation, a large mental health service provider. She has taught at SFSU, UC Berkeley and New College of California. Her PhD is in Sociology from UCB.
Courses taught at SFSU
- USP 200 The Changing City
- USP 400 Dynamics of the City
- USP 492 Research Methods
- USP 493 Data Analysis.
- USP 530 Alternative Urban Futures
- USP 560 Poverty and Inequality
- PLSI 300 Scientific Inquiry in Political Science
- ENVS 224 Research Methods for Political Science
- CJ 330 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
- CJ 525 Global Restorative Justice
- PA 705 Design and Consumption of Research
- PA 706 Applied Data Analysis
- PA 707 Qualitative Interviewing
- PA 708 Qualitative Data Analysis
- PA 709 Practicum in Statistical Software Applications
- PA 775 Program Evaluation
- Silverman, Carol. “The Role of Foundations in the San Francisco Bay Area.” In David Hammack and Steven Smith (eds.) The Role of Foundations in America’s Regions. University of Indiana Press. 2018.
- Silverman, Carol, Bell, Jeanne, Martinez, Arleda, Rogers, Jamie nd Gene Waddell. The San Francisco Nonprofit Sector: Its Diversity, Accomplishments, and Challenges, Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, Regional Report Series, San Francisco: University of San Francisco, 2010.
- Silverman, Carol, Arleda Martinez and Jamie Rogers, The Inland Empire’s Nonprofit Sector, Regional Report Series, San Francisco, University of San Francisco. 2009
- Silverman, Carol, Rafter Kevin and Arleda Martinez. Successful Technology Use in Small Grassroots Nonprofits. California Nonprofit Studies. Institute of Nonprofit Organizational Management. University of San Francisco, 2007.
- Silverman, Carol and Kevin Rafter, “Organizational Strategies to Foster the Adaptation and Integration of Technology in Grassroots Social Justice Organizations” in Nonprofits and Technology: Emerging Research for Usable Knowledge Cortes, Cortes, Michael and Kevin Rafter(eds.) Chicago: Lyceum Press, 2007.
- Silverman, Carol and Kevin Rafter, General Operating Support: Research on Grantmaker Policies and Practices, Washington DC: Aspen Institute, 2007.
- Rafter, Kevin and Silverman Carol. Silicon Valley’s Changing Nonprofit Sector. Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, Regional Report Series, San Francisco: University of San Francisco, 2006.
- Segal, Steven P. and Carol J. Silverman. “Determinates of Member Outcomes in Self Help Agencies.” Psychiatric Services. (53): pp. 304-309, 2002.
- Faith-Based Communities and Welfare Reform: California Religious Community Capacity Study, Quantitative Findings and Conclusions. California Council of Churches, <calchurches.org>, 2001.
- Segal, Steven P., Redmund, Dana and Carol J. Silverman. “Measuring Client Satisfaction with Self Help Agencies.” Psychiatric Services, (51): pp. 1148-1152, 2000.
- Segal, Steven P., Silverman, Carol and Tomi Gomory. Health Status of Often Homeless/Marginally Housed Users of Self-Help Agencies. Health and Social Work, 23(1): 45-52, 1998.
- Segal, Steven P., Silverman, Carol and Tanya Temkin. Social Networks and Psychological Disability and Homeless Users of SHAs. Social Work in Health Care, 25(3): 49-61, 1997.
- Segal, Steven P., Silverman, Carol and Tanya Temkin. Program Environments of Self-Help Agencies. Journal of Mental Health Administration. 24(4): 456-464, 1997.
- Segal, Steven P., Silverman Carol and Tanya Temkin. (Co-editors) Self-Help . The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill. 6(3), 1996.
- Temkin, Tanya, Segal, Silverman, Carol and Steven P. Segal. Making Self-Help Work. The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill. 6(3), 1996.
- Silverman, Carol J. and Steven P. Segal, Who Belongs?: An Analysis of Ex-Mental Patients' Subjective Involvement in the Neighborhood. Adult Residential Care, Winter, 1995.
- Segal, Steven P., Carol J. Silverman, and Tanya Temkin. Measuring Empowerment in Client Run Self-Help Agencies. Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 31, No 3,1995.
- Segal, Steven P., Carol J. Silverman, and Tanya Temkin. Characteristics and Service Utilization of Longterm Users of Self-Help Agencies. Hospital and Community Psychiatry. Vol. 46, No. 3, 1995.
- Segal, Steven P., Carol J. Silverman and Tanya Temkin. Issues of Self-Help Agency Research. Innovations. Vol. 3, No. 1, 1994.
- Common Interest Developments: Private Governments and the Public Interest. (Co-Editor), Berkeley: Institute of Governmental Studies Press, July 1994.*
- Stephen P. Segal, Carol J. Silverman and Tanya Temkin, Enabling, Empowerment and Self-Help Agency Practice. Social Work. Vol 36 (6), pp.705-712.
- Steven P. Segal and Carol J. Silverman, The Survival of Sheltered Care: Facility and Neighborhood Contributions. Adult Residential Care. Vol. 7 # 2, Fall 1992.
- "Neighborhood Life, Communication and the Metropolis."Asian Journal of Communication, Vol. 2, #3, 1992.
- Segal, Steven P., Carol J. Silverman and Jim Baumohl. "Seeking Person Environment Fit in Community Care Placement." Journal of Social Issues, No. 3, 1989.
- "Neighborhoods with Shared Property: Public Life in the Private Sector." In E. Hutchinson (Ed.), Research in Urban Sociology, Vol. 2. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, 1990.*
- "Common Interest Communities and the American Dream." In Dan A. Chekki (Ed.), Dimensions of Communities. New York: Garland Press, 1989.*
- "The Political Life of Mandatory Homeowners' Association." In D. Dean (Ed.), Residential Community Associations in the Intergovernmental System. Washington, DC: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1989.
- The Effects of Full Disclosures on California's Real Estate Transactions. Sacramento: State of California Department of Real Estate, 1989.
- "Home-Ownership in the Common Interest Development." Housing and Society, Vol 15, No. 3, 1988.
- "Common Interest Homeowners' Associations: Private Government and the Public Interest." Public Affairs Report, March, 1987.*
- "Defects, Diversity and Dissention: Sources of Dissatisfaction in Common Interest Developments." Common Ground, November, 1987.*
- Common Interest Homeowners' Association Management Study. Sacramento: State of California Department of Real Estate, 1987.*
- "Neighboring and Urbanism: Commonality Versus Friendship." Urban Affairs Quarterly, December, 1986, pp. 312-328.