Denise Orpustan-Love

Denise Orpustan-Love, PhD, MSW teaches graduate social work at CSU Monterey Bay, and undergraduate sociology and human services at local community colleges and online universities. Her specialty areas of teaching, research and practice include medical, gerontology, spiritual and indigenous social work, and cross-cultural studies. She has published national and international peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations. She is the recipient of the Angeles Arrien Cross-Cultural Foundation for Education and Research Legacy Grant on Basque Folklore. Her new book, The Mill House Speaks: Seven Pathways to Our Ancestral Basque Homeland, Foreword by Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., is published by the Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno. She lives with her husband and two children in Lake County, California, and spends summers in the Basque Country in Southwestern France.


Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Denise Orpustan-Love