USC School of Social Work
The USC School of Social Work offers programs of study leading to the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in social work. These programs provide the student a broad background of knowledge about health and welfare problems; the meaning of programs past and present that have been established to meet them; and current issues and policy trends in the field.
At the same time, the student is helped to become a professional person through development of a philosophy in harmony with that of the profession: to prevent and mitigate severe social problems that challenge the viability of culturally diverse and complex urban settings; to build on the strengths of individuals, families and communities; and to lead the scholarly search for innovative, efficacious and just solutions.
AdministrationMarilyn L. Flynn, Ph.D., Dean
Jacqueline B. Mondros, D.S.W., Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Frances S. Caple, Ph.D.*, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Gil Carmona, M.S.W., Assistant Dean, Orange County Program
FacultyDriscoll/Clevenger Professorship in Social Policy and Administration: Bruce Jansson, Ph.D.*
Ernest P. Larson Professorship in Health, Ethnicity, and Poverty: Kathleen Ell, D.S.W.
Frances G. Larson Professorship in Social Work Research: John Brekke, Ph.D.*
John Milner Professorship in Child Welfare: Jacquelyn McCroskey, D.S.W.*
David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professorship in Social Work: Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.*
Professors: John Brekke, Ph.D.*; Iris Chi, Ph.D.; Kathleen Ell, D.S.W.; Marilyn L. Flynn, Ph.D.; Bruce Jansson, Ph.D.*; Jacqueline B. Mondros, D.S.W.; Michál Mor-Barak, Ph.D.*; Madeleine R. Stoner, Ph.D.*; Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.*; Wynne Waugaman, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Maria Aranda, Ph.D.*; Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.; Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Ph.D.; Helen Land, Ph.D.*; Jacquelyn McCroskey, D.S.W.*; Ferol Mennen, D.S.W.*; Robert Nishimoto, D.S.W.*; Maura O'Keefe, Ph.D.*; Ramon Salcido, D.S.W.*; Essie T. Seck, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professors: John Bola, Ph.D.; Devon Brooks, Ph.D.; Kristin Ferguson, Ph.D.; Tyan Parker Dominguez, Ph.D.; Janet Schneiderman, Ph.D.; Ann Marie Yamada, Ph.D.; Bradley Zebrack, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor: Ralph Fertig, J.D.; Esther H. Gillies, M.S.W.; Dae-in Kang, D.D.S.; James M. Karls, Ph.D.; Aura Kuperberg, Ph.D.; Doni Whitsett, Ph.D.; Gary J. Wood, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professors: Harvey Buzin, M.S.W.; Herbert Hatanaka, D.S.W.; Michael Jackson, Ph.D.; Sharon Mass, Ph.D.; Phyllis Massing, Ph.D.; Diane Meadow, Ph.D.; Rose Monteiro, M.S.W.; Pat Sable, Ph.D.; Anneka Scranton, Ph.D.; Wendy Smith, Ph.D.; Kerry Webber, M.S.W.
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Estela Andujo, Ph.D.; Marcia Wilson, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor: Myoung Ock Ahn, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Research Assistant Professors: Jennie G. Noll, Ph.D.; Kathleen Sanchez, Ph.D.; Tanya Tull, D.S.S.
Adjunct Assistant Professors at the USC University Affiliated Project at Children's Hospital: Beverly Daley, Ph.D.; Diann Wingert, M.S.W.
Field Education Faculty: Raphael Angulo, M.S.W.; Margarita Artavia, M.S.W.; Judy Axonovitz, M.S.W.; Meredith Dunlap, M.S.W.; Iris Gonzalez-Thrash, M.S.W.; Mary Michaelene Gress, Ph.D. (Assistant Dean); Heather Halperin, M.S.W.; Stephen Hydon, M.S.W.; Wanda Jewell, M.S.W.; Michaell Rose, M.S.W.; Jolene Swain, M.S.W.; Deborah Winters, M.S.W.
Emeritus Professors: Frances L. Feldman, M.S.W.; John Milner, M.S.*; Helen Northen, Ph.D.*; Howard J. Parad, D.S.W.*; Rino Patti, D.S.W.*; Robert W. Roberts, D.S.W.*; Barbara Solomon, D.S.W.*
Emeritus Associate Professors: June Brown, D.S.W.*; Barbara Star, Ph.D.; Samuel Taylor, D.S.W.*
Emeritus Field Education Faculty: Lillian Hawthorne, M.S.W.; Rhoda G. Sarnat, M.A.