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Karen Maynard, M.A.

Assistant Professor and Director of Student Services, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 857-2400
Karen Maynard, assistant professor, is the director of student services in the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at Azusa Pacific University. Her responsibilities include recruitment, program admissions, academic advising, program development, student support services, and assuring program compliance with accreditation requirements. Along with more than 18 years of experience in social work higher education, Maynard has also worked in financial and consulting organizations. She is especially committed to working with first-generation college students and their families to enhance their preparation for successful academic experiences, serving as a first-generation-student mentor and as a diversity ambassador with the Office of Diversity.


  • M.A., Human and Organizational Development, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Social Work


  • Human and Organizational Development
  • Leadership
  • Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education
  • Organizational Behavior

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 533 – Organizational Behavior and Management
  • SOCW 541 – Capstone Leadership Project