Susan J. Roll, PhD

Associate Professor

Phone: (530) 898-4275
Office: Butte 543B

Susan’s teaching and research interests focus on poverty and income inequality.  She studies how social welfare policies either support or create barriers for families to be financially stable.  She is currently studying the low-income child care benefit in California and replicating her study from Colorado on the child care cliff effect.

Prior to pursuing her PhD, Susan was a social work administrator in domestic violence and women’s health for ten years.  Susan teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on policy, community, diversity and social justice.


BA in Political Science, University of Rochester, 1991
Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University, 1998
PhD in Social Work, University of Denver, 2010

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