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Laura Lowe, LCSW, PhD

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Texas Tech University
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Box 41012
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1012

Physical Location: Holden Hall, rm 163
Fax: 806-742-1088
Email: laura.lowe@ttu.edu

Current Position:

Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of Social Work Program

Current Teaching Responsibilities:

SW 2301: Introduction to Social Work
SW 3311: Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Systems
SW 3339: Social Work Research and Evaluation

Previous Teaching Responsibilities:

SW 3312: Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Lifespan ------ Learn about our service to hospice

Research & Practice Interests:

adolescent behavior/sexual aggression, practice/program evaluation, & social work education

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications:

Lowe, LA & Medina, V (2010). Service learning collaborations: A formula for reciprocity. Families in Society, 91(2), 127-134. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.3970

Jones, CD, Chancey, R, Lowe, LA & Risler, E (2010). Residential treatment for sexually abusive youth: An assessment of treatment outcomes. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(2), 172-182..doi: 10.1177/1049731509333349

Karp, T., Gale, R., Lowe, L., Medina, V., & Beutlich, E. (2010). Generation NXT: Building young engineers with LEGO's. IEEE Transactions on Education, 53(1), 80-87. doi: 10.1109/TE.2009.2024410.

Lowe, LA & Clark, J (2009). Learning about social work research through service-learning. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 2(1), 50-59..

Lowe, LA & Bohon, SA (2008). Specialized social work education: The case for social work with offenders. Families in Society, 89(2), 293-300. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.3745

Lowe, LA, Jones, CD & Banks, L (2007). Preventing dating violence in public schools: An evaluation of an interagency collaborative program for youth. Journal of School Violence, 6(3), 69-87. doi:10.1300/J202v06n03_05

Jones, CD, Lowe, LA, Risler, EA (2004). The effectiveness of wilderness adventure therapy programs with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 22(2), 53-67. doi:10.1300/J007v22n02_04

Risler, EA, Lowe, LA, & Nackerud, L (2003). Defining social work: Does the working definition work today? Research on Social Work Practice, 13, 299-309. doi:10.1177/1049731503013003005

Lowe, LA (1998). Using the child behavior checklist in assessing conduct disorder: Issues of reliability and validity.  Research on Social Work Practice, 8, 286-301. doi:10.1177/104973159800800303

Educational Background:

2004, Ph.D., University of Georgia
1996, M.S.W., University of Georgia
1990, B. A. Social Welfare, Texas Tech University

Current Licensing

August 2004 – present            Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Texas #18245

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