Molly J. Ranney

Formerly on the faculty and a Research Associate at the University of Southern California, Dr. Ranney has extensive teaching, administrative and practice experience. She also is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dr. Ranney has numerous publications and was the project director of the Geriatric Enrichment Grant at CSULB funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. Her current research interests focus on the predictors and mediators of stress among dementia caregivers, with a specific focus on the influence of cultural and gender differences. In April 2004, Dr. Ranney received the Most Valuable Professor Award for the College of Health and Human Services at CSULB.


  • M.S.W. California State University, Long Beach, 1992
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2000
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1998

  • Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Dementia Caregiving

  • Social Work Practice
  • Group Work With Older Adults
  • Thesis Advising