Shannon is an Associate Clinical Teaching Professor and has been on the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work clinical teaching faculty since 2003.
She has over 20 years’ experience teaching foundational and advanced clinical mental health recovery courses in Master of Social Work programs in Los Angeles and Chicago.
She enjoys teaching and practicing principles of the Recovery Model and strengths-based social work. In 2008, Dr. Dunn received the USC School of Social Work’s Jane Addams Teacher of the Year Award, voted by students.
Dr. Dunn has committed her entire professional life to emphasizing a person-centered philosophy in working with individuals and their families who live with culturally diverse experiences of mental illness.
In 2018, Dr. Dunn published her book, Healing the Distress of Psychosis: Listening with Psychotic Ears. She has taken her Listening with Psychotic Ears philosophy across the globe, including rural and metropolitan areas such as China, England, Chicago, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, and Indiana.