NASW Board of Directors
Region Representative I

Marianne Yoshioka, PhD, MSW


Marianne Yoshioka Marianne Yoshioka, PhD, MSW has been the Dean and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor of the Smith College School for Social Work since 2014. Previously she was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia University School of Social Work and served on their faculty for 18 years. Dr. Yoshioka earned her PhD from Florida State University and her MSW from the University of Michigan. Dr. Yoshioka first joined the NASW in the late 1980s.

In New York City, she has held positions as a Member-at-Large, Delegate, and served on the Chapter’s Executive Committee. Her professional and research interests include domestic violence among immigrant populations, HIV prevention, and the design of culturally appropriate intervention. She has worked as a social worker in the area of addictions and marriage and family therapy. As a board member, Dr. Yoshioka brings a record of accomplishment as both an instructor and administrator of social work practice. She is well regarded for her clinical expertise and for her leadership particularly in anti-racism practice and pedagogy. As an Asian American queer woman, she is a fierce advocate for underserved communities, committed to values of social justice and inclusion.