Frank L. Greenagel Jr.
Program Coordinator/Health Educator
Dean's Office and IT Staff

Frank Greenagel, LCSW, LCADC, ACSW, CJC is a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction & recovery treatment. He works full time as the Recovery Counselor at both Rutgers New Brunswick & Newark, where he oversees recovery housing and coordinates student & alumni activities. Rutgers won the NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors) Organization Achievement Award in 2011. The Recovery House was featured in both the New York Times and in 2012. He is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. He was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (GCADA) in 2011. In 2012, he was named the Chairman of the NJ Opiate Task Force on Heroin & Other Opiates. The Task Force report was released in March of 2014 and received national press coverage.

Frank served in the United States Army while studying history & English at Rutgers. He studied Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge. He spent 2003 teaching English in Japan. He graduated with his MSW from Rutgers in 2006. He spent three years teaching English at Elizabeth High School and six years working as an outpatient counselor at Hunterdon Drug Awareness. He is an Instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Affairs and Politics.

Frank has an outside private practice in New Brunswick and a national consulting firm. He has a blog in which he writes about policy issues regarding addiction & recovery, education, criminal justice and the military. 

When he is not working, Frank likes to play video game football with his friends. He's a passionate fan of the Minnesota Vikings and NY Yankees (he's been to over 250 baseball games -- he has also been to a couple of World Series and the NBA Finals). An avid traveler, Frank has been to 18 countries, 45 states and 36 baseball stadiums. He has run two marathons (he ran under four hours in Philly ’07). A true Anglophile, he’s played croquet since childhood and considers himself a minor authority on British Rock 'N Rock. He has visited every major Civil War battlefield and is considered a major authority on the Marvel Universe by his comic-book reading peers. He likes to review books and comics on Amazon.

BA English & history, Rutgers 2001
MSW Mental Health, Rutgers 2006
MPAP Social Policy, Rutgers 2014
Publications and Presentations

“My Man-O-War”

Abaco Life, Summer, 2010

“Building a Campus Recovery Community”

Addictions Professional, April, 2011

8th Annual Conference of the Association of Recovery Schools

Hope Academy

Indianapolis, In

July, 2009

“Collegiate Recovery Programs: What We’ve Learned From 20 Years of Experience”

9th Annual Conference of the Association of Recovery Schools

Northeastern University

Boston, Mass

July 21 – 23, 2010

“Improving College Recovery Programs”

2nd Annual Collegiate Recovery & Relapse Prevention Conference

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

April 6 – 8, 2011

“Building Community and Mature Partnerships”

High Tech: How Today’s Technology Influences The Health and Well Being of College Students

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

May 18, 2011

“Early Recognition of Substance Abuse”

National Conference on Addiction Disorders

San Diego, CA

September 17 – 21, 2011

“Creating and Improving College Recovery Programs”

Somerset-Hunterdon Psychological Association

Annandale, NJ

September 23, 2011

“Working With Charlie Sheen”

Rutgers 2011 Student Affairs Conference

Piscataway, NJ

December 15, 2011

"21st Century Drugs"


Washington, DC

April 10, 2012

"Creating and Improving College Recovery Programs"

NJ-National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Annual Conference

Atlantic City, NJ

May 8, 2012

"21st Century Drugs: A Quick,  yet complete, Crash Course"

Rutgers 2012 Student Affairs Conference

Piscataway, NJ

December 14, 2012

"How Rutgers Can Become The National Leader on the Prescription Drug Epidemic"


Livingston, NJ

January 14, 2013

"21st Century Drugs"

Rutgers Health Services 2013 Conference

New Brunswick, NJ

January 17, 2013

"21st Century Drugs"

Rutgers Pharmacy & Medical School Professional Dinner

Piscataway, NJ

March 3, 2013


"The RX Drug Epidemic"

NJ National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  Annual Conference

Atlantic City, NJ

May 6, 2013

"21st Century Drugs"

Rutger Summer School of Alcohol & Drug Studies

New Brunswick, NJ

June 26, 2013


"21st Century Drugs"

2nd Annual Collegiate RX Drug Abuse Conference

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

August 7, 2013

"The Collegiate Recovery Movement"

Hazeldon Board of Directors Symposium


Center City, Minnesota

September 20, 2013


"The Collegiate Recovery Movement"

National Conference on Addiction Disorders

Anaheim, CA

September 25, 2013


"21st Century Drugs"

NJ Pharmacy Association Annual Conference

Atlantic City, NJ

October 4, 2013

"Preventing RX Drug Abuse"

Indiana Youth Institute

Indianapolis, IND

December 3, 2013


"21st Century Drugs"

Indiana Youth Institute

Indianapolis, IND

December 3, 2013

"Policy & Programs in the Era of 21st Century Drugs"

Rutgers Student Affairs Conference

Piscataway, NJ

December 11, 2013

Red (Ted) Talk

"RX Opiate & Heroin Abuse at Rutgers"

Rutgers Health Services Conference

New Brunswick, NJ

January 15, 2014

"Effects of Marijuana on the Brain, Body & National Policy"

New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) Annual Conference

Edison, NJ

April 2, 2014

Closing Plenary

"21st Century Drugs"

NJAMHAA & NJAICM Integrated Case Management Services Conference

East Windsor, NJ

May 15, 2014


"21st Century Drugs"