Zoila Gordon MSW LCSW PH.D.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Zoila Gordon MSW LCSW PH.D.

Assistant Professor

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Social Work

CAMPUS

Online

Zoila Gordon Ph.D.

Biography

Zoila Gordon is an Assistant professor and Assistant Field Director of Social Work Education for the Masters in Social Work program at Brandman University. Dr. Gordon prides herself in her ability to engage online adult learners. She also provides field education placement for in/out-of-state students. Dr. Gordon has always had a burning desire to teach and pass on valuable knowledge to others entering the field of social work. For several years, she was a field supervisor for social work students. She then went on to teach both Bachelors and Masters Students. Dr. Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the field of social work. Dr. Gordon has over 20 years of experience in Social Work Education. She has also worked in the field of Mental Health as a psychiatric Social Worker for Los Angeles County Mental Health. There she worked providing therapy to children and family with emotional disorders.

Dr. Gordon also spent several years working as a Medical Social Worker, of which was divided between a Rehab Center for brain injured patients and an inpatient Medical Center where she provided psychosocial intervention for individuals who were chronically and/or terminally ill. She also assisted patients and families dealing with emotional and financial problems.

Dr. Gordon also has experience in the field of Family Violence. She facilitated court ordered domestic violence groups for men and women who were perpetrators of intimate partner violence. 


Specialty

  • Social Work

Education

2012
Ph.D. in Social Policy & Social Research

Loma Linda University

Dissertation:“Batterers' Perception of Treatment Non-Completion”

1985
Master in Social Work

University of Southern California

1983
Bachelors in Social Work

La Sierra University


Scholarly Activities

1990
Families Ability to Cope with Head Injuries

Casa Colina Peninsula Rehab Center 

2012
Batterers Perception of Treatment Non-Completion

Dissertation at Loma Linda University 

 

Professional Experiences

PRESENT
Assistant Professor and Assistant Field Director

Brandman University

Full-time teaching and field coordination.

1999
Faculty Field Liaison

CSUSB School of Social Work

Full-time MSW Lecturer and Field Liaison.

1994
Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator

La Sierra University

Taught BSW students and served as field practicum coordinator.

 

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