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Director: Nancy Meyer-Adams

Graduate Program Coordinator: James Ferreira

Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor: Lisa Jennings (562) 985-8629


  • Field Education: Rebecca Sander (562) 985-8178
  • Distance Education: Marilyn Potts (562) 985-5183

Admissions Office: (562) 985-5654

School Office: SSPA, Room 161

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-4616 / 985-5514

Faculty: Paul Abels (Emeritus), Jan Black (Emerita), Jolae Brocato, Ruth Chambers, Kenneth Chau (Emeritus), Rashida Crutchfield, Agathi Glezakos (Emerita), Jean M. Granger (Emerita), Yolanda Green, Marrissa Hansen, Lisa Jennings, Dan Jimenez (Emeritus), Mimi Kim, Christine Kleinpeter, Brian Lam, Cheryl Lee, Isaiah C. Lee (Emeritus), Nancy Meyer-Adams, Christian Molidor, Chikako Nagai, Julie O’Donnell, John Oliver (Emeritus), Eileen Mayers Pasztor, Marilyn Potts, Molly Ranney, Susan Rice (Emerita), Janaki Santhiveeran, Phillip Tan, Thomas Alex Washington, Steve Wilson

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

Full-time Field Faculty: Venetta Campbell, Tom Crowe (Emeritus), James Ferreira, Michael Foster (Emeritus), Judy Green, Marian Klemek (Emerita), Stacey Peyer, Saaná Polk, Kathleen Porter, Joy Rubin, Rebecca Sander, Susan Salas

Students desiring information should contact the numbers listed above. Program applications (BASW, MSW) are available on the School'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 • Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • 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 vision of the School of Social Work is to be California's most innovative and student-centered School of Social Work; a place where academic excellence, ethics, diversity, and the pursuit of social justice are embraced by faculty and students to enhance the lives of vulnerable and oppressed populations.  Our mission is to educate and graduate diverse, ethical, competent social work students who are able to think critically and use evidence-based practice approaches to effectively serve culturally-diverse, vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in a wide variety of practice areas as practitioners, leaders, and social justice advocates. In addition, the School will engage in collaborative, community-based research that will enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities, improve service delivery systems, and contribute to social work knowledge, and provide meaningful service to the community and the profession through the development of ongoing relationships with grassroots community leaders, community-based, non-profit organizations, governmental organizations, and foundations.

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, 703-683-8080).

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

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