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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.

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Kathleen Becker
Kathleen Becker
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Nursing Social Work
Nursing expert, focusing on community-public health
Email: kdbecker@usc.edu Phone: 213.740.0811
Vern Bengtson
Vern Bengtson
University Professor Emeritus Research Professor of Social Work Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
Gerontology expert, focusing on the sociology of aging
Email: bengtson@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.7409448
Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Adjunct Lecturer
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Email: mialhern@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Jetena Benson
Jetena Benson
Adjunct Lecturer
Clinical social worker, focusing on health services
Email: jmbenson@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.7409448
Debra Berl
Debra Berl
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Debra Berl is a therapist and case manager specializing in clients impacted by HIV, perinatal social work, and crisis intervention.
Email: dberl@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Lynn Berry
Lynn Berry
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Lynn Berry's background is focused in child, adolescent and adult mental health, HIV/AIDS, crisis intervention, and sexual assault.
Email: lindajbe@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Karra Bikson
Karra Bikson
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Social Change and Innovation
Dr. Bikson is an expert in health policy, grief and bereavement, gerontology, human behavior, and social welfare policy.
Email: bikson@usc.edu Phone: +1 917.348.9716
Anne Blair
Anne Blair
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Anne Blair specializes in rural/frontier social work, macro social work practice with Native American and other populations.
Email: anneblai@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Sherry Blair
Sherry Blair
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Social Change & Innovation
Sherry Blair is an expert in policy analysis and international social welfare.
Email: sherrybl@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Rebekah Blonshine
Rebekah Blonshine
Faculty Advisor

Rebekah Blonshine is a capstone faculty adviser in the DSW program at USC.

Email: blonshin@usc.edu Phone: 213 821 2812