Rebecca Yazzie

Rebecca Yazzie, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work



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 ​A​s​assistant​ ​P​professor of ​Social ​W​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 ​P​psychiatric ​S​social ​W​worker with the Oregon Youth Authority from 2005 to 2010. ​She has practice experience in various settings including correctional facilities, jails, schools, hospitals and community based emergency response agencies.

She also holds a​ ​M​aster of​ ​​S​social​ ​W​work from Arizona State University (2005) and a​ ​B​bachelor’s degree in​ ​​J​justice​ ​S​studies from Arizona State (2001).

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