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Faculty: Lissa Schwander

Lissa SchwanderLissa Schwander, Assistant Professor, Social Work
Cross Cultural Engagement (CCE) Coordinator, Social Work Practicum Coordinator

Office: Spoelhof Center 235

Weekly Schedule
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Educational Background

  • BA Rutgers University
  • MSW Rutgers University
  • PhD Michigan State University

Teaching Interests

Social Welfare Policy Analysis, Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities, Introduction to Social Work, Diversity and Inequality in North America

Research Interests

Gender and migration, Intersections of race, class and gender, Jamaican immigration and family life

Selected Publications

"Restoring Urban Communities.” Baylor University Center for Public Ethics Christian Reflection: Cities and Towns. Spring 2006. 

 “Listening to Community Voices: Community–Based Research, a First Step in Partnership and Outreach.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 8(1). Fall 2002/Winter 2003.

"The Social Impact of New Urbanism: Does It Really Matter?” West Michigan’s Residential Resource for New Construction. February/March 2003, 24-25.

Additional Information

Practicum Coordinator, Cross Cultural Engagement Committee Chair, Faculty for Grassroots Living/Learning Community, teach a bi-annual interim to Jamaica