Lori Sousa
Assistant Professor of Social Work
location: 208 - Carpenter Hall
phone: (585) 594-6049
fax: (585) 594-6480
email: sousa_lori@roberts.edu


  • BA History and Political Science (1990) – St. John Fisher College
  • MSW (1996) – Syracuse University


Areas of Specialty: 

  • Macro Social Work
  • Faith and Community Based Social Work
  • Social Action
  • Program Planning and Implementation

Research & Special Interest: 

  • Community Needs Assessments

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)


Courses Teaching at RWC: 


  • SWK 301 Social Welfare History and Services
  • SWK 308 Social Welfare Policy
  • SWK 302 and SWK 311 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I and II
  • SWK/ SOC 205 Ethnic and Social Diversity
  • SWK 407 Social Work Practice: Communities and Organizations


  • Clinical Supervision
  • SWK 565 Psychopathology

Favorite Activities: 

Reading (particularly interested in History and current events); encouraging social action and political involvement (particularly focused on issues effecting democracy and the Middle East); Distance running and training first time marathoners.