Master of Social Work News


A Macro Social Work Practice Scholar Joins the Department of Social Work as a Tenure-Track Faculty

Erica Lizano headshot

Dr. Erica L. Lizano
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. Social Work, MSW and MPA, University of Southern California
B.A. Sociology, Cal State Fullerton

Research interests:   Workforce management, worker well-being, and diversity and inclusion within human service organizations with an emphasis on worker well-being among child welfare workers

Most impactful undergraduate academic/co-curricular experience:   My experience as a McNair Scholar at CSUF was the most critical undergraduate experience which shaped and prepared me for an academic career.

One thing you’d like others to know about you:   I am committed to social justice and the field of social work. My teaching, research and service to my community all center around promoting social justice and preparing future social workers and human service organizations to provide the best possible services to clients/consumers and communities.

Favorite book:   “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay