Dr. Erica Lizano

Dr. Erica Lizano

Associoate Professor


BA, Sociology,   California State University at, Fullerton
MSW/MPA, Social Work/Public Administration
PhD, Social Work, University of Southern California 

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Dr. Erica Lizano, MSW, MPA, Ph.D. completed her graduate level work at the University of Southern California and is an alumna of Cal State Fullerton where she completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology with a minor in Human Services. Dr. Lizano’s research focuses on workforce management within the human services sector with an emphasis on worker well-being (e.g. job burnout, engagement, job stress).


Courses Taught:

MSW 522: Child Welfare Policy and Social Work

MSW 550: Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations

MSW 596: Master's Project Development

MSW 597: Master's Project


Research Interests:

Dr. Lizano’s research interests include workforce management, administration, and performance in child welfare and human service organizations; Diversity and inclusion practices in organizations; Policy and program evaluation; Organizational implementation of evidence-based and culturally and linguistically sensitive/appropriate practices.