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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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John Brekke
John Brekke
Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Professor of research and clinical courses in the MSW program and PhD courses on treatment outcome research and research grant writing.
Email: brekke@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.0297
Diandra Bremond
Diandra Bremond
Adjunct Lecturer
Diandra Bremond is an expert on gender and leadership.
Email: bremond@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Karen Briley-Balkan
Karen Briley-Balkan
Adjunct Lecturer
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Email: brileyba@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
David Bringhurst
David Bringhurst
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Dr. Bringhurst is a licensed clinical social worker with experience in teaching and military social work with the United States Air Force.
Email: bringhur@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.2711
Devon Brooks
Devon Brooks
Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Social Change and Innovation
Research and practice interests include reduction and treatment of child maltreatment, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities.
Email: devon.brooks@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.821.1387
Danielle Brown
Danielle Brown
Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Field Education Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Clinical Assistant Professor focused on children and families with a specialty in mental illness, autism, substance-use recovery, and trauma
Email: brownde@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.740.2711
Donna Brown
Donna Brown
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Adjunct Lecturer focused on domestic violence, family preservation and child sexual abuse with a special emphasis on program evaluation.
Email: donnambr@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Ann Brown
Ann Brown
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Adjunct Assistant Professor focused on adults and healthy aging specializing in anxiety, substance use and trauma disorders.
Email: annbrown@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900
Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown
Adjunct Lecturer Dept. of Social Change & Innovation
Lauren Brown teaches courses in the Community, Organization, and Business Innovation department.
Email: brownlau@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.7409448
Philip Browning
Philip Browning
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Children Youth and Families
Philip Browning retired as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in January 2017.
Email: pbrownin@usc.edu Phone: +1 213.8210900