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Terri Lee - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Terri Lee Terri Lee

Assistant Regional Field Director VAC North Region Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Social work expert, with a penchant for integrative learning strategies.


Terri Lee joined the Virtual Academic Center in 2011 as an adjunct field faculty member. She taught practice courses and served as an instructor for the Integrative Learning Seminar and the Virtual Field Practicum. She was also a field liaison for students in the community-based field practicum courses.

In 2013, Lee joined the faculty on a full-time basis as a clinical associate professor and member of the Northeast regional faculty team. Two years later, she assumed the role of regional director of the Northeast field faculty team.

A licensed clinical social worker, she has 20 years of experience in the field of social work, including mental health, chemical dependency and employee assistance program settings. For 16 years, she managed the internal employee assistance program for an academic medical center in the Chicago area. She has also served as a legal consultant and expert witness.

Lee received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in occupational social work and addictions.

Education (2)

University of Illinois at Chicago: MSW, Social Work 1994

Illinois State University: BSW, Social Work 1993

Areas of Expertise (7)


Domestic Violence (Partner and Victim)

Virtual Learning

Field Education

Integrative Learning

Chemical Dependency

Employee Assistance Programs

Industry Expertise (5)

Writing and Editing

Public Policy



Program Development

Affiliations (4)

  • Employee Assistance Professional Association
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Network for Social Work Managers
  • Online Learning Consortium

Languages (1)

  • English