Susan J. Roll, PhD

Assistant Professor

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

Susan’s teaching and research focus on exploring the complicated web of family, work, and community life, and how to build programs and policies with the ultimate goal of supporting families to be financially stable. Most recently, she has been working on a project to discover how we teach and learn about poverty, particularly given the increasing income inequality in the US. 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, and diversity. She is deeply committed to social work in policy and community practice.  


BA, University of Rochester, 1991
MSW, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1998
PhD, University of Denver, 2010

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