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Lisa McGuire


Department Head of Social Work


  • Indiana University School of Social Work, Associate Professor and BSW Director, Coordinator for partnership programs with the Indiana Department of Child Services, field coordinator and teacher-practitioner with Indianapolis public housing
  • Social Worker with community-based agencies in Indianapolis and Chicago, serving vulnerable children and families (e.g. Marillac Social Center, Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis, Big Sisters of Central Indiana)
  • Program Consultant with the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Work, Illinois Child Sexual Abuse Consortium, Hamilton County Youth Service Bureau and other human services agencies
  • Community volunteer/board member of Genessaret Free Clinics, Christamore House and the Phoenix Theatre

Awards and Recognitions

  • Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning, Indiana University, 2009
  • Directors Award, Christamore House Board of Directors, 2004 and 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award of Indiana University School of Social Work Alumni Association, 1999

Professional Interests and Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education
    • Chair, Council on Practice Methods and Specializations
    • Site Visitor
  • Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Association
  • International Association on Research in Service Learning and Civic Engagement