School of Social Work
M.S.W. California State University, Long Beach, 1993
Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2004
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2000
Dr. Wilson teaches research courses including Social Work Research (Parts I and II) and Thesis Advising. In addition, he also teaches direct practice courses including Social Work Practice with Death, Dying, and Loss (micro practice) and Social Work Administration (macro practice). Prior to his work in academia, Dr. Wilson had extensive experience in human resource management with various organizations and worked for several years as a hospice social worker. Dr. Wilson’s research interests and areas of specialization are in medical and geriatric social work with older adults including death, dying, and bereavement (e.g., terminal care bio-ethics, cross-cultural bereavement), hospice care, and family caregiver issues. Previous research experience has also included workplace diversity issues, AIDS and HIV, as well as gerontological social work labor force demand. In 2012, Dr. Wilson was the recipient of the University's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for his teaching accomplishments in the school of social work.
Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 153
Phone: (562) 985-2269
Fax: (562) 985-5514