ZOILA GORDON, MSW, LCSW. PH.D

ZOILA GORDON, MSW, LCSW. PH.D

ASSISSTANT PROFESSOR

Contact

P (951) 268-4046

Zoila Gordon
Bio

Zoila Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the field of social work. Dr. Gordon worked 5 years 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 worked as a Medical Social Worker for 9 years, of which one year was with Casa Colina Rehab Center with brain injured patients and 8 years at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. She provided psychosocial intervention to patients dealing with medical, emotional, and financial problems.

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 instructor for social work students. She then went on to teach at La Sierra University BSW program for 4 years. She was a full-time Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator. Dr. Gordon then became a full-time lecturer and field liaison at CSUSB for 17 years. Dr. Gordon joined Brandman University Online BSW program in August of 2016. 

Education
Ph.D in Social Policy & Social Research
Loma Linda University
Dissertation: “Batterers’ Perception of Treatment Non- Completion”
2012
Masters in Social Work
University of Southern California
1985
Bachelors in Social Work
La Sierra University
1983
Scholarly Activities
Casa Colina Peninsula Rehab Center, Article on Families Ability to Cope with Head Injuries 1990
Dissertation: “Batterers’ Perception of Treatment Non- Completion” 2012
Presentation at Policy 2.0 Conference: Teaching Social Work Policy in an Online Environment 2016
Professional Experience
Faculty Field Liaison
CSUSB School of Social Work
Full-time MSW Lecturer and Field Liaison
1999
Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator
La Sierra University
Taught BSW students and served as field practicum coordinator
1994
Medical Social Worker
Kaiser Permanente
Provided psychosocial intervention to patients and their families
1991