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Ruth M. Chambers

Full-Time Professor
School of Social Work

M.S.W. San Diego State University, 1989
Ph.D. University of Denver, 2006

Biographical Information

Dr. Chambers joined the faculty at CSULB in 2006.  She teaches foundation and advanced social welfare policy courses and provides thesis advisement.  Her prior practice experiences include clinical work with children youth and families, community and policy work, supervision, and grant writing.  Her research interests are focused in three primary areas: child neglect and its relationship to poverty, child welfare services and family outcomes, and service integration. 

Ruth Chambers

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 131
Phone: (562) 985-5175
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Advanced Social Welfare Policy
  • Thesis Advising


  • Child Welfare
  • Poverty
  • Service Integration
  • Social Welfare Policy