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Associate Professor and Academic Unit Head
Contact Info

  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
  • MSW, Social Work, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) 
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, Irvine (UCI)  
  • Western Kentucky University – BSW Program Director, Associate Professor 
  • California State University, Long Beach – BSW & MSW Programs, Lecturer 
  • The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) – Program Specialist 
  • Mental Health Association (MHA) of Orange County – Counselor, Program Coordinator, and Rehabilitation Specialist 
  • City of Long Beach, Department of Community Development, Neighborhood Services Bureau – MSW Intern  
  • California Youth Authority (CYA), South Coast Parole – MSW Intern  
Professional Interests and Affiliations
  • Areas of interest in research include social justice in social work education; community partnerships for macro-practice in social work education; the impact of domestic academic sojourns; the foster parenting experience; criminalization of the unhoused; and childhood literacy program evaluation 
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 
  • Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Association (BPD) 

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