College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mark Trahan, LCSW, began teaching for Walden University in 2019. Dr. Trahan holds degrees from the University of Houston (MSW and PhD) and the University of Texas at Austin (BA). Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Trahan provided social work services with intimate partnerships, addiction, adolescents, and trauma. Dr. Trahan’s research interests include fathering engagement and the use of technology, specifically virtual reality/augmented reality to enhance paternal and social self-efficacy. Furthermore, his clinical and research background provide expertise in evaluation of clinical interventions with military, incarcerated, and low-income fathers. Dr. Trahan taught adjunct beginning in 2010 and has been teaching full time since 2015. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in social work direct practice, including chemical dependency, and individual, couples, family, and group interventions.