Jeannine Meza M.S.W., D.S.W.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Jeannine Meza, M.S.W., D.S.W.

Associate Professor of Social Work


Social Work

Jeannine Meza joins the School of Arts & Sciences as Assistant Professor of Social Work and Assistant Director of Field Education. Most recently, she served as Fulltime Faculty in Social Work and Title IV-E Field Coordinator at California State University, San Bernardino from 2012-2018. She received the “Most Inspiring Professor” award in 2015 and “Most Outstanding Faculty Member” award in 2016 from the CSUSB Social Work Student Association.

She has been in social work since 2000, working primarily in child welfare, child and adolescent mental health, juvenile justice, and school social work settings. She has served as a field instructor and supervisor since 2006. Her professional experience includes service as Supervising Social Worker for the California Institute of Health and Social Services (San Bernardino) and as Therapist for the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center (Inglewood).

Professor Meza earned her M.S.W. at the University of Southern California and her B.A. in Psychology at UCLA. Her appointment is at the Online campus.


  • Social Work


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Social Work 2004
“Reflections of Bilingual Teachers in Bilingual Education Programs”

University of California, Los Angeles, CA
B.A. Psychology 1999
“The Development and Implementation of a Successful Bilingual Ed. Program”

Scholarly Activities

Trainer/Presenter - CSUSB School of Social Work Annual Field Instructor Training - 2014-2017
Presenter - Orange County Social Service Agency Intern Graduation - 2016
Resource Parent Trainer - Children’s Way Foster Family Agency - 2008-2012

Professional Experiences

California State University, San Bernardino School of Social Work
Faculty/Title IV-E Field Coordinator   2012-2018
Taught micro practice classes and field seminar classes; provided field coordination for MSW Title IV-E students.

California Institute of Health and Social Services, Inc.
Supervising Social Worker    2016-2018
Supervised foster care and adoption social workers.

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Therapist    2004-2006
Provided individual, group, and family therapy and crisis intervention to children, adolescents, and their families.

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