Professor Suzanne Maggio-Hucek

  • Human Development Program Coordinator

Office: Stevenson Hall 3057
Phone: (707) 664-2516


Despite growing up as New York Mets fan (I was born and raised in New Jersey) as you can undoubtedly tell, I'm a huge SF Giants fan.  I was there when they won the west in 2010 with Jonathon Sanchez on the mound, and, after stressing through every single pitch of "torture" through the playoffs,  I was there on Market Street for the World Series parade.  I love everything about baseball.  The slow, deliberate pace, the warmth of the sun and the smell of hot dogs, and the psychological dance of the pitcher and batter.  After the rainy winter months, there's nothing I look forward to more each Spring than the sound of Kruk, Kuip, Miller and Fleming on the radio and the sweet sounds of spring training, letting me know that the baseball season (and summer) is right around the corner.

In addition to my role as Coordinator of the Human Development program, I teach in the Psychology Departments both here at SSU and at SRJC.  I'm the Clinical Director of Homeward Bound of Marin, an organization dedicated to addressing the issues of homelessness in Marin County.  I'm an avid sports fan, love to cook, write and travel and I'm the proud mother of two college students.


  • MSW, Social Work, (1987) California State University, Sacramento, CA 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (November, 1990) Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California 
  • Literature, (1980)University of Exeter, Exeter, England
  • BA, English,(1981) Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College, Departments of Psychology, and Counseling (Human Services), Santa Rosa, 2006
  • Coordinator, Human Development Program and Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State University, Psychology Department, Rohnert Park, CA  2006 - present
  • Study Abroad Faculty - AIFS Program, Barcelona, Spain, Fall, 2012
  • Adjunct Faculty, CSU Long Beach, Social Work Department, Long Beach, CA 2008 - 2009
  • Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State University, Masters in Counseling Department, Rohnert Park, CA, 1996-1998

Work and Consulting Experience

  • Clinical Director, Homeward Bound of Marin, Homeward Bound of Marin, Novato, CA, 2007 - present
  • Clinical Consultant, Youth Service Bureau, San Rafael Police Department, San Rafael, CA, 1994 - 2007
  • Private Practice, Petaluma, CA, 1991 to 2010
  • Executive Director, Family Institute of Marin, San Rafael, CA, 1996-2006
  • Clinical Supervisor, Catholic Charities of Marin, San Rafael, CA, 1986-1996

Professional Areas of Interest

families and family therapy, adolescents, building community, creative writing

Professional Involvement and Community Service

  • Seeds of Learning Volunteer
  • Member, American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) 
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS15245, November, 1990
  • Freelance Writer