Lori Messinger, MA, MSW, Ph.D
Professor & Director
McNeill Hall 3076
Teaching areas: Social Diversity, Social Welfare Policies
Research areas: Social work practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender populations; Culturally comptetant social work education; Organizational change processes
Prior to joining UNCW, Dr.Messinger was BSW Director and Assistant/Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. She also served as an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Alabama (2002-2004) and North Carolina State University (1999-2002). A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Messinger is nationally recognized as a leader in the area of social work practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) populations. She co-authored a textbook and a casebook with Dr. Deana Morrow on practice with LGBTQ populations with Columbia University Press, and she also has published 13 articles, along with numerous book chapters, teaching modules, and monographs, over the last 15 years. She was the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Contemporary Contributions in Undergraduate Social Work Award from the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD), along with several teaching awards.