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Social Work

College of Health and Human Services

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Director: John Oliver

Associate Director – Coordinator of Academic Programs: Rebecca Lopez (562) 985-5655

Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor: Nancy Meyer-Adams (562) 985-4658


Admissions: Candace M. Smith (562) 985-8180

Field Education: Marian Klemek (562) 985-8178

Distance Education: Marilyn Potts (562) 985-5183

MSW / BASW 24 Hour Information Line: (562) 985-5654 / 5427
Department Office: SSPA, Room 161
Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-4616 / 985-5514

Faculty: Paul Abels (Emeritus, 2000), Jan Black (Emerita, 1999), Jolae Brocato, Stephan Buckingham, Ruth Chambers, Kenneth Chau (Emeritus, 1998), Agathi Glezakos, Catherine C. Goodman, Jean M. Granger (Emerita, 2002), Yolanda Green, Maria Gurrola, Lisa Jennings Chistine Kleinpeter, Jeffrey Koob, Brian Lam, Cheryl Lee, Isaiah C. Lee (Emeritus, 1998), Rebecca Lopez, Nancy Meyer-Adams, Chikako Nagai, Julie O’Donnell, John Oliver, Eileen Mayers Pasztor, Marilyn Potts, Molly Ranney, Susan Rice (Emerita, 2005), Janaki Santhiveeran, Phillip Tan, Thomas Alex Washington, Steve Wilson

Assistant to the Director: Ann Radzicki, (562) 985-1878

Full-time Field Faculty: Venetta Campbell, Rashida Crutchfield, Tom Crowe, Michael Foster, Judy Green, Marian Klemek, Stacey Peyer, Joy Rubin, Susana Salas

Students desiring information should contact the numbers listed above. Program applications (BASW, MSW) are available on the department's website (

Career Possibilities

Social Worker • Hospital Discharge Planner • Services Eligibility Worker • Psychiatric Social Worker • Probation or Parole Officer • Delinquency Prevention Program Worker • Medical Social Worker • School Social Worker • Child Welfare Caseworker • Community Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Director of Social Services • Researcher • Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Researcher • Employment Program Supervisor • Industrial Social Worker • Health Educator and Hospice Services Coordinator • Case Management • Gerontological Social Work • Community Organizer • Social Policy Analyst (For more information, see


The mission of the Department of Social Work is to prepare students for professional social work practice. The graduates of these programs are able to: demonstrate competent and ethical practice with diverse and multicultural populations; address the needs of diverse and multicultural populations across the life span; and advocate for social justice and social change and for elimination of oppression and discrimination.

The BASW and MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone number: 703-683-8080).

Departmental, University and Council on Social Work Education regulations do not permit the substitution of life or work experience for curriculum or degree requirements.