R. Paul Maiden, PhD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Social Work
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    R. Paul Maiden, vice dean and professor of academic and student affairs, has operational responsibility for the USC School of Social Work, a top-ranked program and the largest graduate school of social work in the United States, with more than 1,400 MSW students in five academic centers. He spearheaded the development of a new military social work specialization, created the San Diego Academic Center, expanded the school's annual global immersion offerings and led the development of the school's Virtual Academic Center, the first and only web-based MSW program serving a national and international student population.

    Dr. Maiden brings 30 years of expertise to the field of workplace human services. He is editor of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, the only peer-reviewed journal in employee assistance research and practice. Dr. Maiden has published extensively in the areas of employee assistance programs, substance abuse and workplace legislation, trauma management, as well as the evaluation of work-based human services, AIDS in the workplace, alcohol abuse and domestic violence at work, and managed behavioral health care.

    In addition, he has authored numerous articles and book chapters on employee assistance, workplace behavioral health and occupational social work. Dr. Maiden is editor and contributing author of Labor Contributions to Workplace Human Services (w/P. Kurzman); The Older Worker and the Changing Labor Market: New Challenges for the Workplace (w/J. Gonyea); Employee Assistance Programs in Higher Education (w/S. Phillips); Workplace Disaster Preparedness & Disaster Management (w/R. Paul & T. Thompson); The Integration of Employee Assistance, Work/Life and Wellness (w/ M. Attridge & P. Herlihy); Global Perspectives of Occupational Social Work; Employee Assistance Services in the New South Africa; and Employee Assistance Programs in South Africa.

    He also has extensive international experience and has twice been the recipient of Senior Fulbright Scholar awards to Russia and South Africa with a focus on workplace substance abuse and workplace violence.

    Dr. Maiden has presented papers and conducted training at many national and international conferences, and has trained and consulted on a wide range of workplace issues related to reintegrating veterans to the workplace and higher education, substance abuse, violence, workplace trauma, a drug-free workplace, managed care, HIV/AIDS, occupational social work curriculum development and quality assurance in employee assistance programs.

    Prior academic appointments include director of the school of social work; provost senior faculty fellow; director, Center for Community Partnerships; and MSW coordinator at the University of Central Florida; and chair of occupational social work at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work.

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