Stacey Lawson

Academic History

Doctor of Social Work, California Baptist University, Riverside
Master of Science in Social Work, California State University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Human Services, California State University, Fullerton


Dr. Stacey Lawson is the Interim Program Director for the Department of Social Work. She has her Doctorate in Social Work from California Baptist University, her Master's in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 

Dr. Lawson’s research addresses mental health prevention and treatment in higher education, which includes addressing mental health stigmas and disparities among minority populations, and utilizing evidence-based interventions in higher education. Her doctoral research is focused on the advocacy and education of mental health in this area of higher education. 

Currently, Dr. Lawson teaches social work courses focusing on human behavior, working with communities and organizations, social welfare policy and social work practicum and seminar courses. Lawson's service to the college also extends to being the advisor for the National Honor's Society Phi Alpha, the Social Work Council and various joint community projects throughout the Los Angeles area.   


California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Clinical Social Worker #102890, California 08/2021


Gutierrez, S. M. (2016). Psycho-Behavioral Contributors of Sexual Victimization Among Adolescents (Publication No. 10140975) [Master’s thesis, California State University, Los Angeles]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.


CBU Doctor of Social Work, Summer Residency Program, Are Existing Campus-Based Mental Health

Interventions Best Practices for Latiné Undergraduate Students in the United States: A Systematic Review, 2023

CBU Doctor of Social Work, Fall Residency Program, Mental Health and the Application of Schwartz’s Theory of Values Among Undergraduate Students, 2022

Cyberbullying and the Effects on Students, Los Angeles Unified School District, South Gate Middle School, 2015

Professional Associations

Phi Alpha Honor Society Committee, Whittier College Chapter Advisor