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
Devon Brooks, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Development
Judy Axonovitz, M.S.W., Director, Skirball Academic Center
Paul Carlo, Ph.D., Director, USC Center on Child Welfare
Jose Coll, Ph.D., Director, San Diego Academic Center
Carmen Frierson, Associate Dean, Administration
John Gaspari, M.S.W., Executive Director, USC Center for Work and Family Life
Dan Hester, Director, International Programs
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
Myisha Moody, M.S.W., Interim Director, Admissions and Financial Aid
Elizabeth Pringle-Hornsby, M.S.W., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
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
Leslie Wind, Ph.D., Interim 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.*
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 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.*; Wynne Waugaman, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Maria Aranda, Ph.D.*; Concepcion Barrio, Ph.D.; John Bola, Ph.D.; Devon Brooks, Ph.D.; Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Ph.D.; Helen Land, Ph.D.*; Ferol Mennen, D.S.W.*; Ramon Salcido, D.S.W.*
Assistant Professors: Kristin Ferguson, Ph.D.; Tyan Parker Dominguez, Ph.D.; Karen Lincoln, Ph.D.; Janet Schneiderman, Ph.D.; Dorian Traube, Ph.D.; Ann Marie Yamada, Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Fellow: Mary Gress, Ph.D.
Clinical Professors: Jolene Swain, M.S.W.; Marleen Wong, M.S.W.; Gary J. Wood, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professors: Rafael Angulo, M.S.W.; Margarita Artavia, M.S.W.; Judy Axonovitz, M.S.W.; Jose Coll, Ph.D.; Annalisa Enrile, Ph.D.; Ralph Fertig, J.D.; Esther H. Gillies, M.S.W.; Dianne Golden, M.S.W.; Kim Goodman, M.S.W.; Heather Halperin, M.S.W.; Mary Beth Harris, Ph.D.; Stephen Hydon, M.S.W.; Gokul Mandayam, Ph.D.; Shannon Mayeda, Ph.D.; Jon Simon Sager, Ph.D.; Barbara Sarter, Ph.D.; Doni Whitsett, Ph.D.; Eugenia Weiss, Psy.D; Leslie Wind, Ph.D.; Deborah Winters, M.S.W.
Clinical Assistant Professors: Stephanie Carter-Williams, M.S.W.; Valerie Richards, M.S.W.; Michal Sela-Amit, Ph.D.; Darlene Woo, M.S.W.
Adjunct Professors: 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: Nancy Flax-Plaza, M.S.W.; Herbert Hatanaka, D.S.W.; Sheri Kelfer, M.S.W.; Phyllis Massing, Ph.D.; Linda Poverny, Ph.D.; Marcia Wilson, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Wanda Jewell, M.S.W.; Carlos Sosa, M.S.W.
Research Professor: Haluk Soydan, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor: Jehoon Lee, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor: Tara Rose, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professors: John Milner, M.S.*; 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.