photo: MaccioElaine M. Maccio
PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor


206 Huey P. Long Field House
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1109
emaccio@lsu.edu

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Education

PhD, Social Welfare, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2004
MSW, Alcohol and Other Drugs Concentration, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1998
BS, Psychology/Sociology, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1996

Brief Biography

Dr. Maccio’s research and scholarship focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and the issues that affect them. As such, she was invited to serve as an ad hoc reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Homosexualityand collaborate with runaway and homeless youth (RHY) expert Dr. Kristin Ferguson-Colvin (Hunter College) on a RHY service provider’s toolkit commissioned by the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections. 

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Maccio has taught 23 different courses in 18 content areas at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Her teaching interests include LGBT issues, cultural diversity, mental health diagnosis, and social work practice. To that end, she has developed three undergraduate courses and one graduate course, as well as the LGBTQ Studies Minor.

A highly sought-after public speaker, Dr. Maccio has fulfilled 36 speaking engagements over the past five years at the invitation of the American Council for School Social Work, Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana Partnership for Youth Suicide Prevention, Louisiana’s State Epidemiology Workgroup, and countless other on- and off-campus organizations. Topics include cultural competence, leadership, LGBT quality of life, LGBT suicide, LGBT youth in schools, mental illness and diagnosis, and online education, among others.

With a reputation for promoting social justice, Dr. Maccio has been called on by the LSU Law Center’s Immigration Clinic to write affidavits for asylum-seeking LGBT individuals from countries that persecute their LGBT citizens. She continues to work for domestic partner benefits at LSU, getting a Faculty Senate resolution passed and finding sponsors for similar Staff Senate and Student Government resolutions that also passed. She also founded the annual Equality March, Baton Rouge’s first and only march for LGBT rights.

During her time at LSU, Dr. Maccio has received a dozen honors and awards. The LSU College of Human Sciences and Education’s Advocate for Diversity Award, the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Distinguished (Ph.D.) Alumni Award, and the LSU Information Technology Services’ Torchbearer Award for Leadership in IT Advancement are among her most recent recognitions.

Dr. Maccio routinely appears in the local news media, including the Advocatenewspaper,  Baton Rouge Community Radio, Dig newspaper, the Jim Engster Show, WAFB TV, WRKF FM (all in Baton Rouge), and KATC TV (Lafayette). She has also been interviewed for the University at Buffalo’s inSocialWork podcast series and the national trade publication Social Work Today, and has appeared in an episode of MTV’s True Life.

Selected Publications

Rinfrette, E. S., Maccio, E. M., Hartinger-Saunders, R. M, Rine, C. M., Jackson, K. F., Coyle, J. P., & Shulman, L. (in press). Content and process in a teaching workshop for faculty and PhD students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Ferguson, K. M., Bender, K., Thompson, S., Maccio, E. M. & Pollio, D. (2012). Employment status and income generation among homeless young adults: Results from a five-city, mixed-methods study. Youth & Society, 44(3), 385-407. doi:10.1177/0044118X11402851

Ferguson-Colvin, K. M., & Maccio, E. M. (2012). Toolkit for practitioners/researchers working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) runaway and homeless youth (RHY). New York, NY: National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections.

Hill, T. D., Maccio, E. M., Cain, D. S., & Burdette, A. M. (2012). Client perceptions of welfare caseworker support and client mental health: Longitudinal evidence from the Welfare, Children, and Families Project. Social Service Review, 86(4), 594-603.

Maccio, E. M., & Pangburn, J. A.* (2012). Self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms in lesbian birth mothers and co-mothers. Journal of Family Social Work, 15(2), 99-120.

Maccio, E. M., & Schuler, J. T.* (2012). Substance use, self-esteem, and self-efficacy among homeless and runaway youth in New Orleans. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 29(2), 123-136.doi:10.1007/s10560-011-0249-6

Maccio, E. M., & Voorhies, R. A.* (2012). Social work students' perceptions of service-learning in a graduate course on diversity. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 1, 50-69.

Ferguson, K., Bender, K., Thompson, S., Maccio, E., Xie, B., & Pollio, D. (2011). Social control correlates of arrest behavior among homeless youth in five U.S. cities. Violence and Victims, 26(5), 648-668. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.26.5.648

Maccio, E. M. (2011). Graduate social work students’ attitudes toward service-learning. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 31(2),163-177.

Maccio, E. M. (2011). Self-reported sexual orientation and identity before and after sexual reorientation therapy. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 15(3), 242-259.

Maccio, E. M., & Pangburn, J. A.* (2011). The case for investigating postpartum depression in lesbians and bisexual women. Women’s Health Issues, 21(3), 187-190.

Maccio, E. M. (2010). Influence of family, religion, and social conformity on client participation in sexual reorientation therapy. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(3), 441-458.

Maccio, E. M. (2010). Service-learning partnerships with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In M. A. Cooksey & K. T. Olivares (Eds.), Quick hits for service-learning: Successful strategies by award-winning teachers. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

* Graduate student

Selected Presentations

NATIONAL

Maccio, E. M., Chiasson, D., Lilley, T., Livermore, M., & Moles, A. (2013, November).
Online social work education: Methods, challenges, outcomes, and accreditation. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Dabney, W. F.*, & Maccio, E. M. (2012, November). Engaging the LGBTQ community
through service-learning. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.

Lim, Y., Maccio, E. M., & Dabney, W. F.* (2012, November). Research-based service-
learning. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.

Maccio, E. M., Chiasson, D., Lilley, T., & Moles, A. (2012, November). Online socialwork education: Methods and outcomes using Adobe Connect. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC.

DeRosa, S. M., Wilks, S. E., & Maccio, E. M. (2011, January). Perspective differences on politics and social policy between older and younger LGBT adults. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, FL.

Maccio, E. M., DeJohn, T. V., & Rhodes, J. L. F. (2010, October). Service-learning using an asset-based community development (ABCD) model. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.

Olson-McBride, L. J., Maccio, E. M., & Crutchfield, J. (2010, October). Creating sustainable and reciprocal relationships via service-learning. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.

Rhodes, J. L. F., Maccio, E. M., & DeJohn, T. V. (2010, October). Research made real: Engaging students in service-learning research courses. Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Portland, OR.

Maccio, E. M., Allen, P. D., & Pietruszkiewicz, S. (2009, January). Responding to post-disaster mental health needs of hurricane survivors. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

REGIONAL

Dabney, W. F., Jr.*, Bickham, T.*, Lim, Y., & Maccio, E. M. (2014, March). Teaching
social policy through service-learning. Paper presented at the annual Gulf-South
Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education,
Auburn, AL.

Broussard, J., Weber, B., & Maccio, E.M. (2012, March).  Research as a tool for service-learning and civic engagement.  Paper presented at the annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Hattiesburg, MS.

Maccio, E.M. (2010, March).  Place-based research:  Applications, uses, and examples.  Paper presented at the annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Athens, GA.

Maccio, E.M. (2010, March).  Service-learning as an asset-based community development strategy.  Poster presented at the annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Athens, GA.

Shoemaker, J., Chaney, C., Erickson, N., Maccio, E.M., & Parker, M. (2010, March).  Faculty reflect on people, place, and partners:  What we wish we had done differently!  Panel discussion at the annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Athens, GA.

Kayser, C., Perlis, R.V., Culross, R., Maccio, E.M., & Weaver, M. (2009, March). Teaching each other:  Faculty as learners.  Panel discussion at the annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Baton Rouge, LA.

Maccio, E.M. (2009, March). Rethinking the possibilities:  Community-driven research as a service-learning option.  Poster presented at the annual Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Baton Rouge, LA.

STATE

Maccio, E. M. (2012, July). Culturally competent and evidence-based practice withlesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in substance abuse treatment.Presentation at the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers Annual Conference, Marksville, LA

Maccio, E. M. (2010, April). Culturally-competent practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families. Presentation at the Louisiana Families in Need of Services (LA FINS) Association Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Maccio, E. M. (2010, March). Culturally-competent, evidence-based substance abuse treatment with LGBT people. Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers—Louisiana Chapter Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Lemieux, C. M., Maccio, E. M., Allen, P. D., & Plummer, C. (2009, April). University-community partnerships: Creating win-win service learning experiences in social work. Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers—Louisiana Chapter Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Links

Redding, B. (2014, July/August). LGBT substance use—Beyond statistics. Social
Work Today, 14(4), 8. Retrieved from
http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/070714p8.shtml

I’m coming out 2. [Television series episode]. (2012). In C. H. Sirulnick, G. Mcteague,
B. Forhan, M. Eisen (Executive producers), & S. Aysan (Producer), True life. New York, NY: MTV. Retrieved from http://www.mtv.com/videos/true-life-im-coming-out-2/1695310/playlist.jhtml

Episode 28: Dr. Elaine Maccio: Helping survivors of Hurricane Katrina: An evaluation. (2009, June 29). Living Proof Podcast Series [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=28