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Deirdre Lanesskog

Deirdre Lanesskog

Department Chair, Associate Professor,


Department Chair
Social Work, School of
Associate Professor
Social Work, School of
Office Phone(909) 537-7222
Office LocationSB-421


Dr. Lanesskog’s research focuses on the ways human service organizations respond to change. She is especially interested in the ways organizations adapt their services to meet the needs of new immigrant populations. Her professional experience includes over ten years of work with federal, state, and local governments in human services planning and evaluation. She is especially interested in the role of university-community collaborations in supporting the work of human service providers.


Ph.D.  Social Work | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.P.A. Public Administration | The George Washington University

B.A.    Political Science | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research and Teaching Interests

Human service organizations & administration

Human services work with immigrant clients

Macro social work practice

Immigration & social welfare policy

Qualitative human services research