DANIEL JACOB joined the social work adjunct faculty in 2014. He is currently a member of the Workforce Development and Stipend Programs, serving as a field liaison teaching first- and second-year field education courses to Master of Social Work students in the Children, Youth and Families department and mental health stipend seminars at the University Park Campus. He previously taught several field education courses at the Virtual Academic Center.
Prior to joining USC, he served for many years in direct practice, working in the juvenile probation and public school systems to support the needs of at-risk children, youth and families. His primary area of interest is with vulnerable youth impacted by risk and need factors that result in their involvement in the mental health, child welfare, human services and justice systems.
Jacob earned his master’s degree in social work from USC and is a licensed clinical social worker with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in the state of California. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring, and engages with a strengths-based approach to help his students develop and transform their personal well-being and professional social work practice.