Philip Browning

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

Philip Browning retired as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in January 2017.

Policy Government Public Policy

Renee Michelsen

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Northeast Regional Coordinator Field Education Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Major health care systems expert, focusing on palliative care and hospices

Community and Family Services Adults Aging Healthy Aging

Russell Vergara

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

R. BONG VERGARA focuses on tech-enabled solutions to food-energy-water nexus issues in smart sustainable development.

Social Innovation and Resilience Global Health Smart sustainable urban development

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

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

Elissa Madden

Associate Professor · Baylor University

Research: child welfare, foster care, adoption (public & private), child & family mental health, service learning in social work education

Service Learning Adoption Research Child and Family Services Foster Care and Adoptions Child Welfare

Debra Waters-Roman

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

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Children Services Worker

Children and Families Crisis Intervention Mental Health Social Work Healthcare

Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

Ronald Manderscheid

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

Ron Manderscheid serves as executive director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

Substance use Mental Health

Jacquelyn Mc Croskey

John Milner Professor of Child Welfare Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Holds the John Milner Professorship in Child Welfare and serves as co-director of the Children’s Data Network

Social Services Data Analysis Community Services Foster Care Family and Child Services

Farhiya Farah, Ph.D.

Public Health Programs Director & Assistant Professor · Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Expertise: Public Health

Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Factors Refugee and Immigrant Health Healthy Communities Public Health Ethnic Food Safety

Corinne Catalano, PhD, IMH-E

Adjunct Faculty - Infant & Early Childhood Development - School of Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist with a focus on Inclusive Education

Teacher Preparation and Development Developmental Approaches to Autism Infant Mental Health Inclusive Education

Jessica Kosmowski

Principal, M&A Consultative Services, Deloitte Consulting LLP · Deloitte Services LLP

Plant the seeds of growth! Deloitte LLP's M&A gardner will cultivate the soil to ensure your organization finds the synergies it needs

Mergers and Acquisitions Sales Marketing and Customer Integration and Divestiture

Sarah Douglas

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Expertise in early childhood special education, augmentative and alternative communication, and paraeducators

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention Autism Early Childhood Special Education

Meena Montemayor

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Adjunct Lecturer focused on children, youth, and families with a background in adolescent psychiatry.

Social Work Education Family Reunification Adolescent Psychiatry Children, Youth, and Families Social Work

Eric Kirby

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Completion & Student Success · Southern Utah University

Specializing in student success strategies, civil litigation, and student retention and first year experience in higher education

Non Traditional Students in Higher Education Second Year Retention in HIgher Education Student Success Strategies Student Retention in Higher Education Student Retention

Comila Shahani-Denning

Professor of Psychology; Director, M.A. Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology · Hofstra University

Expert in workplace issues and behavior, hiring practices, leadership development, human resource management

Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace Workplace Civility Human Resource Development Workplace Behavior Leadership Development

Alison Greene

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work expert, focusing on the well-being youths

Children's Social Work

Katrina Floyd

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Chief commitment is to empower the most vulnerable people in the community.

Public Health Social Work Social Services

Luz Robles

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

Luz Robles, Psy.D., is an expert in mental health with a focus on on micro and mezzo practices.

Psychological Cosultation Mezzo Practices Mental Health Micro Practices Neuropsychological Consultation

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