Eugenia Weiss, PhD, PsyD, MSW/LCSW

Eugenia Weiss, PhD, PsyD, MSW/LCSW

MSW Program Director, Associate Professor

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As a licensed clinical social worker and licensed psychologist, Dr. Weiss held a private practice for over 18 years, serving Latinx clients and working with military veterans and their families. She has also worked in community behavioral health settings, primarily serving Spanish-speaking clientele. Her research interests are transdisciplinary and include behavioral health promotion, well-being and diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and in broader contexts, providing a voice to the disenfranchised. She conducts qualitative and quantitative research and is active in organizational consulting by providing culturally responsive program evaluation and capacity building. Dr. Weiss provides anti-racism leadership and evaluation trainings in a variety of settings including education, health, human services and veteran-service organizations. As part of her work, she has secured external funding and has published in peer-reviewed journals and books in the areas of transformative leadership and diversity, social work practice, women’s empowerment and military social work.

Research interests

  • Military/veteran behavioral health
  • Leadership
  • Evaluation
  • Women’s studies
  • Diversity/equity in higher education

Weiss, E.L.; Kranke D.; & Barmak, S. (2020). “Military veterans serving as volunteers: What social workers need to know.” Social Work.

Zaleski, K.; Enrile, A.; Weiss, E.L.; & Wang, X. (Eds.) (2020). “Women’s journey to empowerment in the 21st century: A transnational feminist analysis of women’s lives in modern times.” Oxford University Press.

Simmons, C.; Weiss, E.L.; Schwartz, S.; & McLane-Davison, D. (2020). “Job satisfaction: A positive attribute of work-family integration for female social work faculty.” Social Work Education: The International Journal.

Weiss, E.L.; Rubin, A.; & Graeser, N. (2019). “Transitioning to civilian life scale: Development, reliability and validity.” Military Behavioral Health, 7(1), pp. 57-63.

Gross, G. & Weiss, E.L. (2019). “A call to the helping disciplines to deconstruct diversity and race: An essay on the social constructions of the ‘Other.’” International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Vol. 41, pp. 86-103.

Weiss, E.L. & Castro, C. (Eds.) (2019). “American military life in the 21st century: Social, cultural and economic Issues.” Volumes I & II. Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Araque, J. & Weiss, E.L. (2019). “Leadership with impact: Preparing health & human service practitioners in the age of innovation and diversity.” Oxford University Press.

Coll, J.E.; Weiss, E.L.; Waddell, R.; Martinez, G.; & Basiru, T. (2018). “Memories: Cuban American immigrants and their courage, connection, and adaptation.” Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 21(1), pp. 52-60.

Kranke, D.; Weiss, E.L.; Heslin, K.; & Dobalian, A. (2017). “’We are disaster response experts’: A qualitative study on the mental health impact of volunteering in disaster settings among combat veterans.” Social Work in Public Health, 32(8), pp. 500-509.

Brand, M. & Weiss, E.L. (2015). “Social workers in combat: Application of advanced practice competencies in military social work and implications for social work education.” Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 51, pp. 154-169.

Gross, G. & Weiss, E.L. (2014). “The vanishing military veteran: A postmodern disappearance of the hero.” Social Work in Mental Health, 12 (6), pp. 575-590.

Weiss, E.L.; Coll, J.E.; & Metal, M. (2011). “The influence of military culture and veteran worldviews on mental health treatment: Implications for veteran help-seeking and wellness.” International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 1(2), pp. 75‐86. (Excellence Award)


  • Ph.D. Education, Claremont Graduate University, 2021
  • MA Education, Claremont Graduate University, 2019
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, 2003
  • MSW, University of Southern California, 1992
  • BA, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
Contact Info

Phone: (775) 682-8525