Lisa Johnson

Professional Details

Title Interim Dean, School of Social Work
Department School of Social Work
Office Lafayette Annex 112
Phone 978.542.6628
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

FYSW 100 First Year Seminar (social Work)
SWK 500 Social Work Leadership Seminar

Professional Biography

I am the Interim Dean of the School of Social Work at Salem State University. Prior to taking on this role, I served as the BSW Program Coordinator. As a facutly member, I taught a variety of courses in the undergraduate social work curriculum, most recently teaching primarily research methods and diversity courses, including an MSW diversity course. 

I have practiced in both the child welfare and healthcare fields and worked with complex systems for non-profit development and community organizing. My research and scholarship interests encompass child welfare; diversity, equity, and social justice; workforce development; and social work education. From 2009 to 2014, I coordinated the Massachusetts BSW Child Welfare Scholars Project, which supported the education and professional development of students dedicated to practicing in the field of child welfare.


Personal Interests

I enjoy reading (especially biographies and historical non-fiction), watching movies, dancing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.