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Molly J. Ranney

Associate Professor

School of Social Work

M.S.W. California State University, Long Beach, 1992
Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2000
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1998

Biographical Information

Formerly on the faculty and a Research Associate at the University of Southern California, Dr. Ranney has extensive teaching, administrative and practice experience. She also is a License Clinical Social Worker. Dr. Ranney has numerous publications and was the project director of the Geriatric Enrichment Grant at CSULB funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. Her current research interests focus on the predictors and mediators of stress among dementia caregivers, with a specific focus on the influence of cultural and gender differences. In April 2004, Dr. Ranney received the Most Valuable Professor Award for the College of Health and Human Services at CSULB.

Molly Ranney

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 149
Office Hours: Monday 5-8pm, Thursday 8-11am
Phone: (562) 985-4684
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Social Work Practice
  • Group Work With Older Adults
  • Thesis Advising


  • Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Dementia Caregiving