Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Carole Zugazaga

Carole Zugazaga


7030C Haley Center
(334) 844-2879


  • Ph.D., Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
  • M.S.W, University of Central Florida
  • B.S.W, Florida State University.

Office Hours

  • By appointment

About Carole Zugazaga
Associate Professor of Social Work and Department Chair

Zugazaga has been a faculty member with the Social Work Program since 2002 and has twelve years of experience in professional social work practice, ten of which occurred in the medical field. 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.

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:

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. 

Last Updated: August 15, 2016