Department Faculty

Gigi Nordquist, PhD, MSW
Director of MSW Program

Dr. Nordquist earned her Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach, and her Doctorate in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Her practice experience includes working with chronically mentally ill clients, and social work administration.  She has taught and been an administrator in the California State University system since the mid-1990’s, having taught at CSU, Long Beach; CSU, Fullerton; CSU Bakersfield; and CSU, East Bay.  Dr. Nordquist’s research interests include disparities in health care services, bioethics, and mental health.

Jeannine E. Guarino, LCSW
Director of Field Education

Professor Guarino earned her Master's in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.  She holds a clinical social work license (LCSW), and possesses over 12 years post-master’s social work degree practice experience working with a range of populations including severe and persistent mentally ill and dually diagnosed individuals, homeless adults, children, and families, and at-risk youth and adolescents. Her administrative social work experience includes non-profit social service management, grant writing, and oversight and administration of federal, state, and local contracts.