Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer specializing in administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, and fundraising

Strategic Planning Facilitation Leadership Management Administration

John Clapp

Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Internationally recognized researcher and expert on alcohol problem prevention.

Alcohol Addiction Social Science Methodology Public Health Social Work Substance Abuse

Monica Perez Jolles

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Focus areas: health policy, mental health service, implementation of complex interventions such as patient-centered and trauma informed care

Behavioral Patient-Centered Care Complex Health Interventions’ Implementation Science Organization/Workplace Social Policy Patient-Centered Medical Home Care

Ruth Cislowski

Southern California Regional Director Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on field practicum and methods as well as principles of leadership and management.

Social Work Social Work Education Grant Writing Community Outreach Program Development

Cheryl Macon-Oliver

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer with expertise in program management and budgeting, school reform/change, organizational, and community development.

Consultation Services Organizational and Community Development Program Management Nonprofit Management Social Work

Karra Bikson

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Medical social worker with research focus on organizational change and diffusion of innovation.

Advocacy and Social Justice Organizational Change Hospice and Palliative Care Death and Dying Health Policy

Stacy Kratz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr Kratz focuses on the best and smartest ways to change everything, especially using the sport platform for social justice and peace.

Faculty Development Sport Social Work Sport for Social Justice and Peace Social Development/Policy Sport for Social Development

Melissa Singh

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Melissa Singh is a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Pharamaceuticals Online Pedagogy Social Work Field Instruction Non Profit Management

Beverly Younger

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on community, organization, and business innovation with a specialty in behavioral health and family.

Behavioral Health Work - Life Balance Social Workers and Business Social Work Education Social Work

R. Paul Maiden

Clinical Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr Maiden joined the school’s Virtual Academic Center as a full time teaching faculty in 2017 teaching in both the DSW and MSW programs.

Technology Enhanced and Online Learning Hiv/Aids Workplace Trauma Violence Higher Education

June Wiley

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Experienced college administrator with expertise in managing web-based education programs.

Social Work Education Web-based Teaching Business Innovation Community Organization

Ricardo Ornelas

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Ricardo Ornelas is an Adjunct Professor in the Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social World

Sara Schwartz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Schwartz blends methodologies from anthropology and social work to examine diverse social issues.

Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Philanthropy and Non-Profits Barriers to early HIV diagnosis and treatment Social Work HIV & AIDS

Harry Hunter

Clinical Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Harry Hunter Jr. is an expert in the fields of human behavior in the social environment and diversity, oppression and social justice

Workplace Culture Traumatic Incident Stress Management Social Environment Employee Assistance Programs Certified Anger Management Specialist

Carl Castro

Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Current research efforts include assessing the effects of combat and operations tempo (OPTEMPO) on soldier, family and unit readiness.

Veterans Affairs Veterans and Military Families Military Transition Back to Civilian Life Military Affairs Psychological Health

Laura Gale

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Teaches policy and clinical courses in the Community, Organization, and Business Innovation and Adults and Healthy Aging departments.

Nonprofit Organizations Family Services Child Welfare Adults and Healthy Aging Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Robynn Cox

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cox focuses on understanding the social and economic consequences of mass incarceration.

Consequences of Mass Incarceration Mass Incarceration Social Inequality Social Work Education Social Work

Michael Rank

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Rank specializes in military social work and traumatic stress.

Military Social Work Mental Health

Jane James

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Jane James currently teaches a course on policy and practice in social service organizations and social welfare

Practice in Social Service Organizations Policy in Social Service Organizations Research Methods Human Behavior Social Welfare

John Blosnich

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Focuses on sexual orientation- and gender identity-related disparities in violence, suicide prevention and social determinants of health.

Survey Design and Data Analysis Health Services Research Suicide LGBTQ Social Determinants of Health