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David Becerra

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Associate Director & Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Biography

David Becerra's work and research interests focus on Latino adolescents and young adults in the Southwest, in the areas of education, job skills training to address poverty and deter drug trafficking activities. He also works with Latino migrant farm and dairy workers to provide culturally modified treatment for trauma related to immigration, acculturation, stress and substance abuse issues. He is a Southwest Borderlands Scholar. 

Education

Ph.D. Arizona State University

Publications
  • Becerra, D. Quijano, L.M., Wagaman, M.A., Cimino, A.M., & Blanchard, K.N. How U.S. immigration policies impact older Latinos. Journal of Poverty (2015).
  • Becerra, D., Androff, D., Messing, J.T., Castillo, J., & Cimino, A. Linguistic acculturation and perceptions of quality, access, & discrimination in health care among Latinos in the U.S. Social Work in Health Care (2015).
  • Becerra, D., Gurrola, M., & Wagaman, M.A. The impact of low socioeconomic status and perceived discrimination on parental perceptions of the wellbeing of Latino children. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (2015).
  • Castillo, J., Asante, S., Becerra, D., Dwumah, P., & Asamanin, Barnie, J. The Role of the Government in Addressing Social Issues in Ghana: The Perceptions of Ghanaian Undergraduate Social Work Students. Journal of Social Work (2015).
  • Messing, J.T., Becerra, D., Ward-Lasher, A.W., & Androff, D. Latinas perceptions of law enforcement: Fear of deportation, crime reporting, & trust in the system. Affilia (2015).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 531Social Policy and Services
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 632Policy Practice
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 632Policy Practice
SWG 731Welfare State
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 531Social Policy and Services
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 460Legal Issues in Social Work
SWG 560Legal Issues in Social Work
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 632Policy Practice
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 531Social Policy and Services
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 531Social Policy and Services
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 632Policy Practice
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 531Social Policy and Services
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 632Social Policy and Services II
Presentations
  • Becerra, D. Stigma and discrimination: The causes and impact on diverse populations in the U.S. 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (Jan 2015).
  • Kiehne, E. & Becerra, D. Examining predictors of anti-immigrant sentiment. 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (Jan 2015).
  • Kiehne, E. & Becerra, D. Factors Influencing Anti-Immigrant Sentiment. 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (Jan 2015).