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Mavis Major

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work

Degree Program Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Mavis Major has been a master level social work practitioner since 1986. Dr. Major holds degrees from Oakwood College, (now Oakwood University), San Diego State University and Walden University. In addition, Dr. Major is licensed as a clinical social worker in both California and Nevada and is certified by the Commission for Case Managers as a medical case manager. Dr. Major is a practitioner/academician and believes in the importance of staying active in the field of social work in the practice area, bringing current practice modalities to the classroom.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6060 - Social WorkTheory and Practice

SOCW 6000 - Changing Lives

SOCW 6101 - Essential Skills in Social Work Practice


BA, Oakwood College - Huntsville, AL United States

MSW, San Diego State University - San Diego, CA United States

PhD, Walden University

Awards / Honors

Recognition for Excellence, Renown Regional Medical Cener, 2018


Major, M. (2017). Medical Social Work and Discharge Planning. Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.

Major, M. B. (2014). "Transformative learning in the helping professions".

Major, M. (2018). Care Transitions. Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare, California Chapter.