Dennis E. Corbin is an assistant professor in the College of Professional Studies, and founding faculty member of the Department of Social Work at California State University Dominguez Hills. He is a faculty associate of the Urban Community Research Center. He is chair of the practice sequence and teaches Generalist Social Work Practice I & II, Seminar in Community Mental Health, and Multicultural Perspectives of Practice in the Master of Social Work’s core curriculum. Professor Corbin’s research interest revolve around spirituality, HIV risk behaviors among minority youth and adults, mental health and minority issues, international social work practice and HIV/AIDS issues, and substance abuse.
His most recent research projects involve examining the role of urban congregations in HIV prevention, specifically the development and constraining of prevention efforts among congregations using qualitative methods. Another project, utilizing mixed methods, explores the role of religiosity in the utilization of mental health services for the African American community of South Los Angeles.
Prior to Professor Corbin’s appointment at California State University Dominguez Hills he was an adjunct professor at Howard University’s School of Social Work and has extensive social work practice experience in the fields of child welfare, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness.
Professor Corbin received his B.S. degree in History from Bowie State University, M.S.W. from Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work and his Ph.D. from Howard University’s School of Social Work.
In Professor Corbin’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his son and traveling.