Duan Tran

Lecturer, CalSWEC Title IV-E/Child Welfare Project Coordinator


BS, Behavioral Health Science, Univerity of Utah
MSW, Loyola   Univeristy of Chicago


Duan Tran received his MSW from Loyola University Chicago, Illinois and began his teaching career in 2013 at California State University in the Master of Social Work program.  Currently, he is the Title IV-E CalSWEC Child Welfare and the CalOptima Stipend Project Coordinator.  He teaches Social Work Field Instruction and the Practice classes and also serves as the Academic and Graduate Advisor. 

Prior to teaching, Duan was an administrator for various social service agencies in four states for over 20 years.  Most recently, Duan was the program director of Community Service Program, overseeing the Victim Advocate Programs.  Prior to this, he was the program supervisor at the Mental Health Association of Orange County working with the homeless population.  Duan also worked at various residential substance abuse programs including being a supervisor at Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah.  His passion and commitment to behavioral health has earned him recognition and he is currently on the Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory Board as the four-district supervisor appointee since 2020.  He is also the Board chair for the Extraordinary Lives Foundation.