Yan Searcy comes to CSUN having served as the Associate Dean in the School of Health and Human Services at Southern Connecticut State University for four years. He also served as theInterim Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University where he was a faculty member for 20 years in the Departments of Social Work and Sociology and was president of the faculty senate for seven.
Searcy earned his B.S. degree in both Psychology and American Studies from the University of Notre Dame; his Master of Science in Social Work(MSSW) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago's School of Social ServiceAdministration. Searcy's areas of research publication and scholarly interest include social work with adolescents, youth mentoring and student success, factors influencing exercise, race, social policy aimed at eliminating racial disparities, urban poverty, and urban economic development.