Karen Maynard, M.A.

Assistant Professor and Director of Student Services, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
Phone: (626) 857-2400
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Karen Maynard, M.A., 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 22 years of experience in social work higher education, Maynard has worked in financial and consulting organizations. Her greatest joy is working with first-generation college students and their families to enhance preparation for successful academic experiences and enjoys serving as a first-generation-student mentor. Maynard also serves as a diversity ambassador with the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence at APU.


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

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Social Work


  • First-generation College Students
  • Human and Organizational Development
  • Leadership
  • Nontraditional Students in Higher Education
  • Organizational Behavior

Courses Taught

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