Marya Wright, ACW MSW Faculty Profile

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Marya  Wright, ACW MSW


Department of Sociology

I teach courses on Child Welfare Policy, Sociology of Family, Sociology of Sexualitites and Sexual Violence.
Pronoun: She

In Spring 2020, I became a lecturer in the Department of Sociology.  I have taught courses on Child Welfare Policy, Sociology of Family, Sociology of Sexualities and Sexual Violence.,  My focus is on Children and Families, Child Welfare, and Sexual Trauma.

I graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work.  There I focused on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing.  I attended California State Universiy, Eastbay and graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work with a focus in Child Welfare Policy and research.  I have conducted research in Child Sexual Exploitation and Foster Care, and algorithmic decision-making programs used in child welfare.

I have experience in child welfare as a dependency investigator.  I operate a consulting business where I provide training and facilitation to community providers, professionals, adocates, and students.

  • DSW (c) Doctor of Social Work, University of Southern California
  • M.S.W. Child Welfare, CSU, Eastbay
  • B.A. Social Work, San Diego State University
  • Associate Clinical Social Worker #81167
  • The California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) 2020-2021 Cohort, Chancellor Doctoral Fellow
  • Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Cohort D Teaching Practices, Participant

Not teaching this semester.