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Cherin, David A.

Professor of Social Work

Chair of the Department of Social Work

Department of Social Work

Office: 657-278-7125

Department: 657-278-8481



Academic degrees: B.A. English literature CSULB 1970 M.S.W. CSULB 1993 Ph.D. Social Work USC 1996 Between the B.A. and M.S.W., he spent 17 years as vice president of an investor-owned health care company, American Medical International.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Death and dying and use of hospice and palliative care
  • Aging issues in the community
  • California Foster Care system
  • Leadership and supervision in the human services/non-profit sector
  • HIV-AIDs and end of life care

  • Organizational Studies
  • Poverty
  • Aging