Theodore Scott-Femenella III - - Vice-President

Theodore Scott-Femenella is a human services expert with over 30 years of experience in many critical areas affecting the lives and welfare of disadvantaged, multi-cultural children, youths, adults, and their families. His areas of concentration include human service policy analysis and development, strategic planning, integrated services program design and development, clinical assessment and treatment, action research, and providing technical assistance in multi-site projects. 

Mr. Scott-Femenella has worked with multi-disciplinary teams on numerous projects and programs collaborating with Federal, State, local governmental agencies, public school districts, universities, and other non-governmental organizations. Mr. Scott-Femenella’s expertise in policy and human service program development includes Co-Team Leader of the Sacramento County Team to the Governor’s California Policy Academy for Children and Families, the development and management of two California Enterprise Zones (Sacramento County), the re-design and evaluation of county-wide, integrated human services delivery systems, development of one of the state’s first Therapeutic Community Day Schools, provided expert analysis of technical issues in multi-cultural environments (national/statewide), conducted legislation analysis and preparation.

M.S.W.           Social Work, California State University, Sacramento, California, 2000
B.A.                 Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, California, 1983
Credentials   Pupil Personnel Services Credential (School Social Worker)
                        Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

Additional Graduate Work:
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, CSUS, 1984-1987
Law School, University of Northern California, 1990-1992

California State University, Sacramento, Division of Social Work (Aug. 2005-Present): Mr. Scott-Femenella is a former Lecturer in the following topics: Victimless Crimes (Undergraduate), Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (Undergraduate & Graduate), Social Work Policy, Field Studies (Graduate/Undergraduate), Poverty & Homelessness Policy (Undergraduate), Family Intervention (Graduate) and School Social Work (Graduate), Social Welfare Policy, Poverty and Homelessness. Veterans Studies and Issues (Writing Intensive), Human Behavior, and Social Work Practice & Field Studies.

Photographer, Northwood’s IIUSP Journey 2001 – 2005, North Sacramento School District: 2006
Co-Author, Walking the Walk: Principals for Building Community Capacity for Equity and Diversity, California Tomorrow: August 2000
Author/Photographer, “Character Education – The Heartwood Model”, North Sacramento School District, December 1998
Author, “He Taught Me What a Father Could Be”, Bay Area Male Involvement Network, July 1996
Contributor,Strategies for Distressed Neighborhoods: An Early Perspective on Human Services Reform in Sacramento”, p. 56-67, UC Berkeley, January 1994
Author,Man on the Ledge”, Journal of Pan-African Thought and Culture, California State University, Sacramento, 1980.

Theodore Scott-Femenella, MSW, PPSC
Lecturer (Frmr.)
Division of Social Work
California State University, Sacramento