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Faculty Directory

When it comes to earning an advanced degree, what you learn can be just as important as whom you learn it from. The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work has consistently attracted well-respected scholars and researchers who not only expand the minds of students but also push the boundaries of their respective fields.

For current USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work faculty, click here to access your profile.

Iris A'hirataro
Iris A'hirataro
Part-Time Lecturer
Iris A'Hirataro is a Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Social Change and Innovation
Email: ialfaro@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.8311
Eileen Abel
Eileen Abel
Clinical Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness

Dr. Abel is an expert in the areas of domestic violence/intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Email: eabel@usc.edu Phone: 213.821.0900
Shelly Abernathy
Shelly Abernathy
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Shelly Abernathy's research is focused on adults and healthy aging.
Email: sabernat@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.8311
Golnaz Agahi
Golnaz Agahi
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Community Organization and Business Innovations
Golnaz Agahi is an expert in technical assistance and training to community-based organizations addressing safety topics.
Email: gagahi@usc.edu Phone: 949.437.0043
Rosamaria Alamo
Rosamaria Alamo
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Ms. Alamo specializes in social work serving children and families, especially in school settings
Email: ralamo@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.5832
Amy Alexander
Amy Alexander
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Professor Alexander practices a variety of approaches, including solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy
Email: amalexan@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.8311
Cara Alexander
Cara Alexander
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Cara Alexander is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Southern California in the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Email: caraalex@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.8311
Jane Allgood
Jane Allgood
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Dr. Allgood is an expert in substance abuse and the impact of family violence on primary and secondary victims.
Email: jallgood@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.8311
Hortensia Amaro
Hortensia Amaro
Dean's Professor Social Work and Preventive Medicine

Expert in substance abuse disorder treatment, HIV prevention and other urgent public health challenges.

Email: hamaro@usc.edu Phone: 213.821.6462
Riana Anderson
Riana Anderson
Assistant Professor Social Work Dept. of Children Youth and Families
RIANA ELYSE ANDERSON is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader.
Email: rianaand@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.8311