Michelle M. Livermore, PhD, LMSW
323 Huey P. Long Field House
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
PhD, Sociology, Louisiana State University, 2000
MSW, Social Work, Louisiana State University, 1994
BA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Louisiana State University, 1991
Michelle Livermore joined the faculty in the School of Social Work in 2004 after working at the Ohio State University. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on poverty, social development and community social capital. Her most recent research focuses on the government and social support factors affecting employment of single mothers and TANF work program outcomes in Louisiana.
Livermore, M. & Brown, M. Cluster Analysis of Social Capital in Low Wealth Neighborhood Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA, Saturday, January 14, 2017, poster.
Chen, Z. & Livermore, M. The Link Between Alternative Financial Services Usage and Financial Wellbeing: Evidence from a National Survey, Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA, January 13, 2017, poster.
Bickham, L, Lim, M. & Livermore, M. Testing the Asset-Based Theory of American Social Welfare Among American Households, Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA , January 15, 2017, paper.
Livermore, M. & Verbovaya, O. (2016). Doing Collaboration: How Organizations Use Facebook to Foster Collaboration. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance 40 (5): 2330-3131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23303131.2016.1197869
Livermore, M., Powers, R.S., Lim, Y, & Davis, B.C. (2014). Predicting Material Hardship: An Income and Resource Packaging Model Journal of Social Service Research DOI:
Powers, R.S., Livermore, M., & Davis, B.C. (2013). The Complex Lives of Disconnected Welfare Leavers: Examining Employment Barriers, Social Support and Informal Employment, Journal of Poverty, 17( 4): 394-413.
Davis, B.C., Livermore, M., & Lim, Y. (2011). The extended reach of minority political power: The interaction of descriptive representation and community networking. The Journal of Politics, 73(2), 1–14.
Lim, Y., Livermore, M., & Davis, B. C. (2011). The EITC recipients and the tax filing and other financial behaviors: Do banked and unbanked households differ? Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. 22(2): 16-27.
Davis, B. C., Lim, Y., & Livermore, M. (2011). Assigned work activities, employment and post-program earnings: Moving beyond the education or job search first debate in TANF work programs. Journal of Policy Practice, 10, 108–127.
Livermore, M., Davis, B., Powers, R., & Lim, Y. (2011). Failing to make ends meet: Dubious financial success among employed former welfare to work program participants. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 32, 73–83.
Lim, Y., & Livermore, M. & Davis, B. C. (2011). Tax filing and other related financial behaviors among EITC recipients. Paper accepted for oral presentation, 56th Annual Council on Social Work Education, October 27–30, 2011, Atlanta, GA
Powers, R.S. & Livermore, M. (2011, February). Disconnected Low-Income Women in Louisiana: Invisible but Not Forgotten Paper Presentation at Eastern Sociological Society meeting, Philadelphia PA.
Powers, R., Livermore, M. & Gore. (2010, April). Social Support And Community Services In A Neighborhood Undergoing Revitalization: Feasible Or Not?Presentation at Southern Sociological Society meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
Livermore, M. (PI), Lim, Y. & Davis B. Evaluation of Selected Department of Social Services TANF Programs, contract with the Louisiana Department of Social Services, $400,000 (July 2009 – June 2010).
Livermore, M. (PI), Lim, Y. & Davis B. Evaluation of Selected Department of Social Services TANF Programs, contract with the Louisiana Department of Social Services, $524,580 (September 2008 – June 2009).