Rebecca Yazzie

Rebecca Yazzie, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work


Rebecca Yazzie joined the university in 2015 as an assistant professor of social work. In the five years previous, she worked as a treatment services supervisor with the Oregon Youth Authority, based in Woodburn, Oregon, where she oversaw mental health services to youth residing in long-term housing units. She also taught on an adjunct basis at George Fox in the spring of 2014, and since 2011 she has been on the faculty of the University of Phoenix’s School of Human Services’ Oregon campus in Tigard, Oregon

Yazzie also gained experience in the field as a psychiatric social worker with the Oregon Youth Authority from 2005 to 2010. She has also taught at Portland State University (2008-11) and at Warner Pacific College (2007-08). A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Yazzie is set to earn a PhD in social work and social research in the coming academic year (2015-16) from Portland State University. She holds a master of social work from Arizona State University (2005) and a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Arizona State (2001).