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Erik Schott

Erik Schott

Assistant Professor (he/they)


Assistant Professor
Social Work, School of
Office Phone(909) 537-7480
Office LocationSB-409


Dr. Erik Schott (he/they) is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and educational psychologist with scholarship interests in the areas of LGBTQ2SIA+ health equity (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, allied, plus), instructional design and virtual education, ADHD, HIV/AIDS, and transgender wellness and access to affirmative care. He served on the faculty at the University of Southern California for 17 years and began their teaching career with CSUN and CSULA. As a native of Southern California, Erik is thrilled to be part of the blue Coyote team! He loves Dodger blue too, and dogs, especially French Bulldogs and Chihuahuas.


Doctorate of Education, University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, Educational Psychology (2012)

Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, School of Social Work, Mental Health (1998)

Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Psychology, Psychology (1995)


SW 6902: Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ2SIA+ Community

SW 6023: Advanced Generalist Micro Practice I

SW 6024: Advanced Generalist Micro Practice II

SW 6013: Research Project I

SW 6014: Research Project II

SW 6777: Social Work Advanced Generalist Leadership and Capstone

SW 4001: Social Work Practice I

SW 4002: Social Work Practice II



  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certified EMDR Therapist (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
  • EFT Trained Couples Therapist (Emotional Focused Therapy)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • LGBTQI2S+ health equity (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, two-spirit, plus)
  • Science of learning 
  • Transgender wellness and access to gender-affirming healthcare
  • Healing trauma with Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and art therapy