Carla Thornton, D.S.W.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office Phone: (951) 552-8197
Office Location: James 275
Office Hours: Monday (4-5pm), Wednesday (4-5pm) Thursday (9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm)

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.S.W. Social Work University of Southern California 2018
M.A. Social Work/Community Organizing Planning and Administration University of Southern California 2012
M.A. Management University of Redlands 2011
B.S. Social Science/Speech Communication University of Maryland University College 2008
  • Courses Taught

    Social Work Practice
    Social Welfare Policy
    Social Work Management & Leadership
    Field Practicum
    Introduction to Social Work
    Social Problems
    Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology
    Community Practice II

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Women Veterans
    Social Work Leadership
    Economic Development
    Local Communities

  • Teaching Experience

    SOWO-101- Introduction to Social Work- Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Crosswords Christian Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Councilmember, City of Moreno Valley
    Co-Chair, Department of Veterans Affairs, Inland Empire Community Veterans Engagement Board
    Board-member, Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
    Past-Chairwoman, California Department of Veterans Affairs Board
    Past Council-member, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military and Families, University of Southern California
    Past-Chairwoman, Traffic Commission, City of Moreno Valley
    Past-Chairwoman, Environmental and Historical Presentation Board, City of Moreno Valley

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Travel (have been on 19+cruises)
    Spending time with family

  • Personal Philosophy

    Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6