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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars Program

In an effort to expand its global reach and international partnerships, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work hosts distinguished academic faculty from abroad through its Visiting Scholars program. The innovative enterprise emphasizes collaboration, exploration of new concepts and methods, and enhancement of professional and institutional relationships.

In recent years, visiting scholars have traveled from countries such as China, Korea, Israel, Japan and Russia to participate in the program. Approximately five to ten participants are engaged in the program at any time, and a typical visit lasts from six months to one year.

Visiting scholars are high-caliber researchers seeking to engage in specific projects and gain a greater understanding of how social work organizations operate in the United States. Those in the program are encouraged to visit other academic and research institutions in the area and to explore other disciplines at USC. The program also allows USC researchers to share competencies and explore how social work is conducted in other parts of the world.

Although most participants are invited by a USC faculty member, scholars are welcome to reach out to a faculty member that has similar research topics.

Current Visiting Scholars

Dr. Hur, Junsoo
Soongsil University, Korea

Miss. Kelly, Erin L

Dr.Keeling, Mary
King's college, London, UK

Dr. Lamb, Christopher

Dr.Kress, Jennifer
University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany

Mr. Bang, Moonshin

Dr.Yoo, Joan

Mr.Rothschild, Nathaniel
King's College, London

Dr. Fang, Jin
Zhejiang Normal University

Dr. Then, Francisca
University of Leipzig, Germany

Dr.Ke, Jianglin
Beijing Normal University

Dr. Liu, Mina
Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Miss. Jiang, Chunyan
East China University of Science and Technology

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Learn more about the Global Program

Dan Hester
Program Administrator Office of Global and Community Initiatives
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
University of Southern California
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building-MRF 215
669 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, California 90089-0411
Tel: 213.740.3939  e-mail: