Laurel E. Brown, PhD, MSW


Assistant Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2781

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Carl E. Wynn Academic Center, Room 216

Laurel E Brown, PhD, MSW, has worked in the area of child welfare services for more than 20 years as a social worker, supervisor, trainer, and administrator. She has been a social work educator for many years, teaching at the undergraduate level at a number of area colleges. Her research interests include child welfare, integrating spirituality in social work practice, community-based service provision, cultural humility in practice, and strategies to combat the generational impact of institutional racism.


  • PhD, Social Policy and Research, Loma Linda University, 2011
  • MSW, Direct Practice, State University of New York at Albany, 1981
  • BA, Sociology and Psychology, Skidmore College, 1979

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 511 — Introduction to the Social Work Profession
  • SOCW 513 — Micro-theory and Human Development
  • SOCW 522 — Diversity and Social Justice