Zoila Gordon Ph.D., M.S.W.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Zoila Gordon, Ph.D., M.S.W. L.C.S.W.

BASW Program Director/ Associate Professor of Social Work


Social Work

Zoila Gordon Ph.D.


Zoila Gordon is an assistant professor and assistant field director of Social Work Education for the Master in Social Work program at University of Massachusetts Global. Dr. Gordon prides herself in her ability to engage online adult learners. She also provides field education placement for in/out-of-state students. Dr. Gordon has always had a burning desire to teach and pass on valuable knowledge to others entering the field of social work. For several years, she was a field supervisor for social work students. She then went on to teach both bachelor's and master's students. Dr. Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in the field of social work. Dr. Gordon has more than 20 years of experience in social work education. She has also worked in the field of mental health as a psychiatric social worker for Los Angeles County Mental Health. There, she provided therapy to children and family with emotional disorders.

Dr. Gordon also spent several years working as a medical social worker, with her time divided between a rehab center for brain-injured patients and an inpatient medical center where she provided psychosocial intervention for individuals who were chronically and/or terminally ill. She also assisted patients and families dealing with emotional and financial problems.

Dr. Gordon also has experience in the field of family violence. She facilitated court ordered domestic violence groups for men and women who were perpetrators of intimate partner violence. 



  • Social Work


Ph.D. in Social Policy & Social Research

Loma Linda University

Dissertation:“Batterers' Perception of Treatment Non-Completion”

Master of Social Work

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Social Work

La Sierra University

Scholarly Activities

Families Ability to Cope with Head Injuries

Casa Colina Peninsula Rehab Center 

Batterers Perception of Treatment Non-Completion

Dissertation at Loma Linda University 


Professional Experiences

Assistant Professor and Assistant Field Director

University of Massachusetts Global

Full-time teaching and field coordination.

Faculty Field Liaison

CSUSB School of Social Work

Full-time MSW Lecturer and Field Liaison.

Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator

La Sierra University

Taught BSW students and served as field practicum coordinator.


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