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Lori Sousa-Meixell, PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor of Social Work; Director, BSW Program



Areas of Specialty: 

  • Macro Social Work
  • Faith and Community Based Social Work
  • Social Policy Practice
  • Program Planning and Implementation
  • International Social Work

Research & Special Interest: 

  • Social policy
  • Social justice and human rights
  • Cultural diversity and implications in the Middle East
  • The socio, economic, political and historic impact on communities
  • The influence of spirituality and religion on social policy practice

Professional Involvement: 

  • North American Association for Christians in Social Work
  • Region 10 Associate Director, Christians United for Israel
  • Board of Directors, HOPE Initiatives, CDC
  • Advisory Board Member, Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)

Favorite Activities: 

Reading (particularly interested in history, international and domestic politics); research; learning; encouraging social action and political involvement; photography; hiking; distance running and training first time marathoners.