Social Innovators in Action

Meet Aspiring Leaders From Across the United States

The online social work doctorate program at USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work attracts aspiring social innovators from diverse professional backgrounds, including business, health care and public policy. Meet a few of our students, and learn how their desire to solve large-scale social problems has inspired them to pursue a doctorate in social work.

Glenna Anderson, DSW

Mental Health Clinician
Torrance, California

“I am a naturally creative person with a passion for social work. The DSW program seemed to be a hybrid of these two ideas. It focuses on innovation and new ways of tackling old problems.”

Tina Atherall, DSW

CEO, PsychArmor Institute
New York, New York

“The DSW program provides a wide space to think differently, think outside the box and, most importantly, lose the pounds of restrictions that we often place on ourselves as professionals.”