Rebecca Yazzie

Rebecca Yazzie, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Interim BSW Program Director

Assistant Professor of Social Work




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Rebecca Yazzie is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University (2017). Dr. Yazzie joined the university in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Social Work. In previous years, she worked as a Principle Executive Manager with the Oregon Youth Authority as the Treatment Services Supervisor at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. She also taught on an adjunct basis at George Fox in the spring of 2014, has been an adjunct at Portland State University (2008-2011) as well as a University 101 Peer Facilitator at Arizona State University.

Rebecca also gained clinical practice experience in the field as a Psychiatric Social Worker with the Oregon Youth Authority from 2005 to 2010. She has practice experience in various setting including correctional facilities, jails, schools, hospitals, and community based emergency response agencies.

She also holds a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University (2005) and a Bachelors degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State (2001).

She is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, traveling in the Pacific Northwest.