Director and Teaching Professor of Human Services; Senior Research Associate, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Lori Gardinier has practiced in the area of antipoverty/social justice work in community-based settings and as a counselor in organizations addressing intimate partner violence. In her role at Northeastern, she is a leader in experiential education practice in both local and global settings. She has developed partnerships with many of Boston’s nonprofit organizations through her own practice and her continued implementation of service-learning partnerships. Dr. Gardinier has also established project-based service-learning capacity building programs with nonprofits in Benin, Costa Rica, India, and Mexico. In this role, she and her students collaborate with local leaders to identify creative solutions to organizational challenges. Her research spans social movement studies, sexual violence, and best practice in experiential education.
- University Excellence in Teaching Award 2011
- College of Social Sciences and Humanities Teaching Award 2016
Gardinier, L. (2016). Service-learning Through Community Engagement: What Community Partners and Members Gain, Lose, and Learn from Campus Collaborations. Springer Publishing Company.
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PhD, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University
MSW, Macro, Boston University
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Social Change and Human Services
Offers students an opportunity to obtain a foundation for understanding social inequality and for practicing in the human services field. Introduces students to a range of specializations in the area of human services through lectures, service-learning, group work, individual projects, papers, debates, and presentations. Analyzes and applies ethical frames for practice using case studies and service-learning experiences. Additionally, students are expected to develop an understanding of the history of nonprofit and government responses to inequality and the social, political, and economic forces that influence social professionals.
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