Rita Takahashi


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(415) 338-7527

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Rita Takahashi has an MSW degree from University of Michigan; MPIA degree from the University of Pittsburgh; and Ph.D. in social work from University of Pittsburgh.  She has dual baccalaureate degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Hawaii. 


After receiving her MSW degree, Takahashi has been a social work educator for 36 years; a social service supervisor and social worker for about 3 years; and a civil rights political activist/lobbyist/ administrator for about 2 years. She has been a professor of social work at SFSU since 1989 – 28 years and at Eastern Washington University from 1979 – 1987 – 8 years.