Margaret Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor, MSW Program, Department of Social Work

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Margaret Lee, PhD, MSW, is an assistant professor in the MSW program at Azusa Pacific University. As a macro social worker, she has worked in local government and nonprofit sectors, with expertise in policy analysis and implementation, strategic planning and nonprofit development, and program management. She is an advisor to local nonprofits and is a project manager with Making Housing and Community Happen, a faith-based housing justice organization. Her research interests include mental health policy, housing policy, and faith-based strategies for social and racial justice. As an educator, she has taught a variety of courses in BSW and MSW programs, and is the course lead for diversity and social justice, social welfare policy and policy practice, and organizational behavior and management. She is the cofounder and cochair of the National Association of Social Workers California Chapter’s Policy Consortium.


  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, Sociology and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Area

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