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.
Main: (213) 740-2711
Admissions: (213) 740-2013
FAX: (213) 740-0789
AdministrationMarilyn L. Flynn, Ph.D., Dean
R. Paul Maiden, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Judy Axonovitz, M.S.W., Director, Skirball Academic Center
Janine Braun, E.M.B.A., M.Ed., Director, Admissions and Financial Aid
Paul Carlo, Ph.D., Director, USC Center on Child Welfare
Carmen Frierson, Associate Dean, Administration
John Gaspari, M.S.W., Executive Director, USC Center for Work and Family Life
Mary Beth Harris, Ph.D., Director, San Diego Academic Center
Dan Hester, Director, International Programs
Suh Chen Hsiao, M.S.W., Director, Student Affairs
Jehoon Lee, Ph.D., Director, Center for Asian-Pacific Leadership
Carrie Lew, Ed.D., Director, Professional Development and Alumni Relations
Cindy Monticue, M.A., Director, Marketing Communications
Elizabeth Pringle-Hornsby, M.S.W., National Field Coordinator, Virtual Academic Center
Cherry Short, M.Sc., Assistant Dean, Global and Community Initiatives
Haluk Soydan, Ph.D., Director, Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services
Donna Toulmin, J.D., Director, USC/DCFS Training Program, USC Center on Child Welfare
Marlene Wagner, Ph.D., Associate Dean, External Relations
June Wiley, Ph.D., Director, Virtual Academic Center
Leslie Wind, Ph.D., Director, Orange County Academic Center
Terris Wolff, M.B.A., M.S.B.A., Director, Information Technology
Marleen Wong, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Field Education
FacultyThe Golden Age Association/Frances Wu Chair in Chinese Elderly: Iris Chi, D.S.W.
Driscoll/Clevenger Professor of Social Policy and Administration: Bruce Jansson, Ph.D.*
Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health: Lawrence Palinkas, Ph.D.
Ernest P. Larson Professor of Health, Ethnicity and Poverty: Kathleen Ell, D.S.W.
Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research: John Brekke, Ph.D.*
John Milner Professor of Child Welfare: Jacquelyn McCroskey, D.S.W.*
Provost’s Professor of Social Work, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Gerontology: William Vega, Ph.D.
David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor: Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.*
Lenore Stein-Wood and William S. Wood Professor of Social Work and Business in a Global Society: Michàlle E. Mor Barak, Ph.D.*
Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Endowed Professor of Urban Social Development: Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.Professors: Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D.; John Brekke, Ph.D.*; Iris Chi, D.S.W.; Kathleen Ell, D.S.W.; Marilyn L. Flynn, Ph.D.; Bruce Jansson, Ph.D.*; R. Paul Maiden, Ph.D.; Jacquelyn McCroskey, D.S.W.*; Michàlle E. Mor Barak, Ph.D.*; Lawrence Palinkas, Ph.D.; Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.*; William Vega, Ph.D.; Wynne Waugaman, Ph.D.; Suzanne Wenzel, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Maria Aranda, Ph.D.*; Concepcion Barrio, Ph.D.; Devon Brooks, Ph.D.; Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Ph.D.; Helen Land, Ph.D.*; Karen Lincoln, Ph.D.; Ferol Mennen, D.S.W.*; Ramon Salcido, D.S.W.*; Ann Marie Yamada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Julie Cederbaum, Ph.D.; Tamika Gilreath, Ph.D.; Erick Guerrero, Ph.D.; Michael Hulburt, Ph.D.; Seth Kurzban, Ph.D.; Eric Rice, Ph.D.; Janet Schneiderman, Ph.D.; Dorian Traube, Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Fellow: Mary Gress, Ph.D.
Clinical Professors: Ralph Fertig, J.D.; Jolene Swain, M.S.W.; Doni Whitsett, Ph.D.; Marleen Wong, M.S.W.; Gary J. Wood, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professors: Jane Allgood, Ph.D.; Rafael Angulo, M.S.W.; Margarita Artavia, M.S.W.; Judy Axonovitz, M.S.W.; Jose Coll, Ph.D.; Annalisa Enrile, Ph.D.; Kristin Ferguson, Ph.D.; Esther H. Gillies, M.S.W.; Kim Goodman, M.S.W.; Heather Halperin, M.S.W.; Mary Beth Harris, Ph.D.; Anthony Hassan, Ed.D.; Stephen Hydon, M.S.W.; Shelley Levin, Ph.D.; Gokul Mandayam, Ph.D.; Shannon Mayeda, Ph.D.; Tyan Parker Dominguez, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Pringle-Hornsby, M.S.W.; Jon Simon Sager, Ph.D.; Michal Sela-Amit, Ph.D.; June Wiley, Ph.D.; Leslie Wind, Ph.D.; Deborah Winters, M.S.W.; Darlene Woo, M.S.W.
Clinical Assistant Professors: Stephanie Carter, M.S.W.; Suh Chen Hsiao, M.S.W.; Tory Cox, M.S.W.; Pamela Franzwa, M.S.W.; Conrad Fuentes, M.S.W.; Omar Lopez, M.S.W.; Valvincent Reyes, M.S.W.; Vivien Villaverde, M.S.W.; Eugenia Weiss, Psy.D.;
Adjunct Professors: Lucia Aparicio, M.S.W.; Margaret Fetting, Ph.D.; Michael Jackson, Ph.D.; Wanda Jewell, M.S.W.; Sheri Kelfer, M.S.W.; Diane Meadow, Ph.D.; Rose Monteiro, M.S.W.; Pat Sable, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professors: Rita Bright-Davis, M.S.W.; Linda Cox, M.S.W.; Nancy Flax-Plaza, M.S.W.; Herbert Hatanaka, D.S.W.; Leigh Miller, M.S.W.; Sam Mistrano, J.D.; CarolAnn Peterson, Ph.D.; Monika White, Ph.D.; Marcia Wilson, Ph.D.; Mara Ziegler, M.S.W.
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Steven Bush, M.S.W.; Sara McSweyn, M.S.W.; Erik Schott, M.S.W.; Carlos Sosa, M.S.W.
Research Professor: Haluk Soydan, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professors: Jehoon Lee, Ph.D.; Donald Lloyd, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professors: Jan Nissly, Ph.D.; Hazel Atuel, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professors: Howard J. Parad, D.S.W.*; Rino Patti, D.S.W.*; Barbara Solomon, D.S.W.*
Emeritus Field Education Faculty: Rhoda G. Sarnat, M.A.