Margaret Lee, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work

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Margaret Lee, MSW, teaches courses in diversity, policy, and introduction to social work. Her professional experience is in nonprofit work, policy making and implementation, research, and cross-cultural ministry. Most recently, she worked as a macro social worker at the Department of Mental Health, helping plan and implement the Mental Health Services Act, which included empowering and organizing underrepresented ethnic communities, developing spirituality initiatives, and networking with community-based organizations. Her research interests are in mental health, nonprofit management, spirituality, and the Asian American community. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.


  • MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Sociology and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Area

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