Maccio appointed member of CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression


Dr. Elaine M. Maccio, Associate Professor in LSU’s School of Social Work, has been appointed a member of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression for a 3-year term effective July 1, 2017—June 30, 2020.

This council, in concert with the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice, advises the CSWE Board of Directors on policy and programmatic matters related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

Dr. Maccio’s research and scholarship focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and the issues that affect them. 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.

About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education. 

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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