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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.

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Maria Aranda
Maria Aranda
Executive Director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Research interests address interplay between chronic illness, social resources & psychological well-being in low-income minority populations
Email: aranda@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.0286
Juan Araque
Juan Araque
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Dr. Araque is an expert in education, community development, diversity, violence prevention and positive youth development.
Email: araque@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210905
Karla Arriaran-Rodriguez
Karla Arriaran-Rodriguez
Part-Time Lecturer
Dr. Karla Arriaran is a licensed clinical social worker and expert in school counseling.
Email:  Phone: 213.740.8311
Margarita Artavia
Margarita Artavia
Clinical Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Ms. Artavia is USC's Mental Health concentration field education coordinator and an expert in at-risk families in urban centers.
Email: artavia@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.9465
Ron Astor
Ron Astor
Lenore Stein-Wood and William S. Wood Professor of School Behavioral Health Professor of Social Work Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Astor's work examines the role of physical, social-organizational & cultural contexts in schools related to school violence
Email: rastor@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.0296
Christopher Atkins
Christopher Atkins
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Licensed Clinical Social Worker With the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Email: atkinsc@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Hazel Atuel
Hazel Atuel
Research Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Hazel Atuel's research is focused on military social work, healthy aging and adults aging.
Email: atuel@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.821.3610
Judith Axonovitz
Judith Axonovitz
Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Ms. Axonovitz is an expert in aging, diversity, health, death and dying, bereavement and grief counseling.
Email: axonovit@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.5726
Patricia Babcock
Patricia Babcock
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Patricia Babcock primarily works with children and families involved in the child welfare system.
Email: pbabcock@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Christa Bancroft
Christa Bancroft
Assistant Professor in Dornsife
Professor Bancroft is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing
Email: cbancrof@usc.edu Phone: