Carole Zugazaga

Carole Zugazaga Associate Professor and Director of Social Work
7030-F Haley Center
(334) 844-2879

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Carole Zugazaga received both her MSW and Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida.  She received her BSW from Florida State University.  She has 12 years of experience in professional social work practice, 10 of which occurred in the medical field.  Dr. Zugazaga’s research interests include homelessness, poverty, and program evaluation.  She teaches Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare Policy, and Methods of Social Research.  She was the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Early Career Teaching Award in 2006.

Dr. Zugazaga has served as a consultant to the Governor of Alabama’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives regarding issues related to homelessness and has been appointed to become an inaugural member of the Governor’s Statewide Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Academic Advisory Group.  She also serves on the boards of the Alabama Poverty Project and Alabama Arise.  She is chair of the East Alabama Coalition for the Homeless.

Dr. Zugazaga has been a faculty member of the Social Work Program within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Auburn University since 2002.  She currently is working on a grant awarded by the State of Alabama Women’s Commission.  More information on this grant can be found at:

Last Updated: August 30, 2012