Lori Curtis, MSW, LCSW, is an Teaching Professor and has been with the School of Social Work at UMSL since 1999. She is also an affiliated faculty member with the Gender Studies program on campus. She received her BA in Psychology from the State University of New York - College at Geneseo, and her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, where she individualized her concentration to focus on women's issues.
In addition to teaching on campus, she also coordinates the outreach program for the School of Social Work, with BSW and MSW completion programs currently being offered at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri. Lori is also the BSW Advising Coordinator, providing academic advising for many of the BSW and pre-social work students. She is also very active in UMSL's Safe Zone program. Lori’s teaching and professional interests can be summarized as: Diversity and Social Justice, Violence Against Women, LGBT Issues, Feminist Social Work, and Crisis Intervention.
SW3100, Introduction to Strategies for Social Work Practice
SW3700, Diversity and Social Justice (cross-listed GS3700)
SW4630, Gender Issues in Social Work (cross-listed GS4630)
MSW, Washington University University (1995)
BA, Psychology, State University of New York (1988)
Social Work Education
Lori primarily teaches courses in the undergraduate curriculum, most frequently Introduction to Strategies for Social Work Practice (SW3100) and Diversity and Social Justice (SW3700). She has also just developed an online elective, Gender Issues in Social Work (SW4630), which will be available for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students.