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., Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
John S. Brekke, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
Gil Carmona, M.S.W., Assistant Dean, Orange County Program
Carmen Frierson, Assistant Dean, Administration
Mary Gress, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Field Education
Carrie Lew, Ed.D., Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid
Elizabeth Pringle-Hornsby, M.S.W., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Marlene Wagner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Advancement
Judy Axonovitz, M.S.W., Director, Skirball Cultural Center Program
FacultyThe Golden Age Associate/Frances Wu Chair in Chinese Elderly: Iris Chi, Ph.D.
Driscoll/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: Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.*
Lenore Stein-Wood and William S. Wood Professorship in Social Work and Business in a Global Society: Michallé E. Mor-Barak, Ph.D.*
Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Endowed Professorship in Urban Social Development: Madeleine R. Stoner, Ph.D.*
Professors: Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.; John Brekke, Ph.D.*; Iris Chi, Ph.D.; Kathleen Ell, D.S.W.; Marilyn L. Flynn, Ph.D.; Bruce Jansson, Ph.D.*; Jacquelyn McCroskey, D.S.W.*; Jacqueline B. Mondros, D.S.W.; Michallé Mor-Barak, Ph.D.*; Lawrence Palinkas, Ph.D.; Madeleine R. Stoner, Ph.D.*; Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.*
Associate Professors: Maria Aranda, Ph.D.*; Devon Brooks, Ph.D.; Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Ph.D.; Helen Land, Ph.D.*; 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.; Kristin Ferguson, Ph.D.; Tyan Parker Dominguez, Ph.D.; Janet Schneiderman, Ph.D.; Ann Marie Yamada, Ph.D.; Bradley Zebrack, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professors: Ralph Fertig, J.D.; Esther H. Gillies, M.S.W.; Dae-in Kang, D.D.S.; James M. Karls, Ph.D.; Wendy Smith, Ph.D.; Gary J. Wood, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professors: Annalisa Enrile, Ph.D.; Gokul Mandayam, Ph.D.; Valerie Richards, M.S.W.
Adjunct Professors: Harvey Buzin, M.S.W.; Margaret Fetting, Ph.D.; Michael Jackson, Ph.D.; Sharon Mass, Ph.D.; Diane Meadow, Ph.D.; Rose Monteiro, M.S.W.; Pat Sable, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professors: Estela Andujo, Ph.D.; Herbert Hatanaka, D.S.W.; Phyllis Massing, Ph.D.; Marcia Wilson, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Wanda Jewell, M.S.W.; Sheri Kelfer, L.C.S.W.; Carlos Sosa, M.S.W.
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.; Brent Barcellona, M.S.W.; Rita Bright-Davis, M.S.W.; Nancy Flax-Plaza, M.S.W.; Iris Gonzalez-Thrash, M.S.W.; Kim Goodman, M.S.W.; Heather Halperin, M.S.W.; Shelia Honig, M.S.W.; Stephen Hydon, M.S.W.; Marcia Mindel, M.S.W.; Christina Quintana-Savage, 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.