Dr. Nancy Meyer-Adams began as Director of the School of Social Work in the Fall, 2014. She received her Ph.D. in social work with a specialty in school social work at The University of Tennessee College of Social Work in 2002. The focus of her dissertation research was the effects of school bullying on the culture and climate of middle schools in urban communities. Dr. Meyer-Adams joined the faculty of California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work in the summer of 2005 where she has been recognized with the Most Valuable Professor award for four years (2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012) and with a College of Health and Human Services Community Service Award in 2010.
Prior to joining CSULB’s faculty, she taught at the University of Southern California, School of Social Work where she received the Jane Addams Faculty Award for academic, administrative, and moral support for students in 2005. Her professional experience includes over ten years of direct practice experience with diverse family and child client populations as a school social worker, mental health professional, and researcher. She was the founding project coordinator of the Pasadena Unified School District’s School-based Mental Health Program in 2002 where she served as a consultant to the district on bullying and school violence as well as a direct practitioner. She has also served as a school social work consultant to the Montebello Unified School District. Dr. Meyer-Adams also teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.
- B.S.W. Florida International University, 1997
- M.S.W. Florida International University, 1998
- Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 2002
- Community Mental Health
- Mental Health Recovery
- School Social Work
- Most Valuable Professor award for four years (2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012)
- College of Health and Human Services Community Service Award in 2010