I serve as assistant professor with the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento. This is the same department where I earned a Master's of Social Work in 2002. In the coming semester, I will teaching SWRK 254, Advanced Policy for Health & Aging Cohort and SWRK 250, Social Wefare in America, and Master's level Capstone.
“what they need…is a quality of mind that will help them to use information and to develop reason in order to achieve lucid summations of what is going on in the world and of what may be happening within themselves.”
C. Wright Mills
The Sociological Imagination
Instructor of Record
Public Policy, Graduate-level Introduction
"Social Workers understand the history and development of the modern social welfare system, their profession, and the values, goals, and skeletons that shape both."
Advanced Policy, Graduate Cohort - Health & Aging
"Leaders in Social Work must critically assess the political economy, past and emerging social currents, and public interest groups that shape strategies and responses to perceived ‘social problems’ in the health and ageing."
Grant Writing and Fund Development
"Writing is thinking; thinking is creation. Raising money is at the center of agency social work."
Health Services and Systems
"Health policy in the U.S. has little to do with health care. It marks a debate over the role of institutions (the market, government, non-profit sector) and obligations to our fellow citizens, if not all humans."
Social Policy in America
"Values are at the root of understanding the history, philosophy and functioning of social welfare policies and programs in the United States."
"Familiarity with statistics allows students to be better-informed, more engaged citizens."
Intro to Quantitative Research Methods
"Statistical tools help us understand the information that we encounter in the course of daily life and make us more informed, critical consumers of knowledge."
“How we live our lives is shaped by where we live our lives.”
The mission of the Division of Social Work is to prepare individuals aspiring to become Social Work professionals who can both lead and serve the region in the development and delivery of human services which promote the value of humankind and improve the quality of life.
SHA is a regional coalition working to ensure that all people in the Sacramento region have safe, decent, accessible and affordable housing in healthy neighborhoods, supported by equitable public policies and practices.
Led successful community campaign to require a percentage of housing in new development be affordable.
Developed and coordinated broad policy principles strategic agenda for 65 member organizations.
Increased operating budget by 300% in five years through expanding grants, appeals and fundraising events.
The Scholars Strategy Network seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America's colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media.
SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.