Dr. Shon serves as the School of Social Work Graduate Coordinator, Director of MSW Admissions, BASW Field Education Coordinator, teaches the MSW foundation year Human Behavior and the Social Environment sequence, and supervises MSW research projects. He is a native Southern Californian and earned his B.A. in Political Science from CSULA, and his MSW and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from UCLA. Dr. Shon's professional experience includes psychiatric, medical, gerontological, and hospice social work, as well as program development and administration, and health services research. He has served as a Subject Matter Expert to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Educational Consultant to the California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Commissioner on the Senior Citizen Commission for the City of South Pasadena, CA.