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Mary Rawlings, Ph.D., LCSW

Chair and Professor, MSW Program Director, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2763
Fax: (626) 815-3858
Mary Rawlings, Ph.D., is interested in competency-based education, helping students develop skills necessary for entry-level practice, assessing outcomes of social work education, and experiential learning models (such as service-learning) that can enhance student educational outcomes. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of practice experience, and her practice interests are in women’s issues, and chronic and persistent mental illness. She conducts research in developing observed structured clinical exams for evaluation of social work skills.


  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • MSW, University of Southern California
  • BSW, Azusa Pacific University


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Social Work


  • Child Welfare/Adolescents
  • Mental Health/Counseling
  • Social Work Education
  • Women’s Issues

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 310 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) I
  • SOCW 311 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • SOCW 332 – Social Work Practice I
  • SOCW 351 – Child Welfare
  • SOCW 420 – Suffering: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Disabilities
  • SOCW 467 – Senior Practicum Seminar I
  • SOCW 469 – Senior Practicum Seminar II
  • SOCW 478 – Social Work Research Methods
  • SOCW 479 – Social Work Research Project
  • SOCW 541 – Capstone Leadership Project