Lecturers

Lecturers

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Nikola Alenkin
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Phone/Ext:
4680
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Maria Camarillo, MSW
BASW Field Faculty, Lecturer
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4680
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Larry Fernandez
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4680
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Kellie Figoten
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4680
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Thomas Granucci Phone/Ext:
4680
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Lorna Gregory, LCSW
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Phone/Ext:
6810

A native of Long Beach, California, Professor Gregory is currently a Psychiatric Social Worker with Los Angeles Unified School District. She has had a wide range of experiences, which include being a field instructor for CSULA School of Social Work interns. Her deep passion lies in addressing the needs of at-risk youth.

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Glen Hong
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4680
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Eunice Kim
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4680

I am a licensed clinical social worker, and I have about 25 years of child welfare work experiences.  I am globally minded with an extensive traveling experiences, and I am committed to promoting diversity.

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Herschel Knapp, PhD, MSSW
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4680

Herschel Knapp, PhD, MSSW is the director of the Nursing Research Fellowship and Mentorship Programs at Dignity Health, mentoring RNs in conducting and publishing evidence based practice science.  Dr. Knapp teaches courses focusing on Research and Statistics

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Nayiri Nahabedian, MSW
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6810

http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/nnahabe/ Expertise in macro social work practice, program development, evaluation, political action, public policy, child welfare and income equity

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Lisa Newman, MSW
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4680
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Mike Perez
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4680
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Shawnnell Pugh
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4680

Shawnnell Pugh is a licensed clinical social worker and leader in behavioral health, dedicated to changing the stigma of mental health services in minority’s communities. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University San Bernardino in 2004 and Master of Social Degree with an emphasis is public child welfare, from the University of Southern California in 2007. She has experience in a variety of settings, including children and families, public child welfare, school based mental health, forensics, and juvenile justice. Her research interest include secondary vicarious trauma in social work practice settings, self-care practices for clinicians, mindfulness, and preventing burnout amongst practitioners. 

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Cedria Roberson
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4680
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Paris Silva
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4680

Practice:  Specializing in Older Adults and Families, Aging, Trauma, Severe Chronic Mentally Ill; and College Student Mental Health
Courses:  SW5950 A,B,C,D MSW Field Seminar;  SW5806 Grief & Loss

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Lisa Strickler
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4680
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Joseph Tillman
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4680
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James Waldron, MSW
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4680
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William C. Wong, DSW, MSW
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4680

Dr. Will Wong has over 20 years of on-going experience in public child welfare working with a diversity clients and constituents in both direct and macro practice settings in complex urban environments. As a practicing social worker, his applied knowledge of social policy and current interventions symbiotically informs his teaching, scholarship and research. Dr. Wong’s area of research focuses on retention of public child welfare workers and diversity and ethics in social work practice.