Cherry R. Short, University of Southern California

Professor Social Work Los Angeles, California cshort@usc.edu Office: (213) 821-4223

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Cherry Short has spent her entire working life fighting for social justice and equal rights for all people. An experienced advocate, she has negotiated and mediated agreements across a broad range of statutory, voluntary and commercial organizations, and has raised funds for advocacy groups. She ...

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Bio/Research

Cherry Short has spent her entire working life fighting for social justice and equal rights for all people. An experienced advocate, she has negotiated and mediated agreements across a broad range of statutory, voluntary and commercial organizations, and has raised funds for advocacy groups. She was appointed race commissioner for Wales in 2002 and since 1984 has served as probation officer for the National Probation Service of Wales for serious offenders.

A much sought-after speaker and lecturer, Short is a qualified trainer on diversity issues and regularly speaks on issues related to race and equality. She is the author of 10 published pieces covering issues related to race and has delivered lectures and training in the field of equality at more than 46 conferences in the field of social work.

Short joined the USC School of Social Work in 2006, where she heads the Office of Global and Community Initiatives, overseeing the school's international and community programs, including the MSW Post-Graduate Certificate Program in International Social Work Practice in the United Kingdom.


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