Faculty & Staff
- Office: University Center Room 233
- Phone: 406-243-2803
- Fax: 406-243-5340
- Email: Laurie.Walker@umontana.edu
- Office Hours:
Office hours by appointment
- Website: http://health.umt.edu/socialwork/About%20Us/Faculty%20and%20Staff/?ID=3496
PhD Social Work, 2011
University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), Denver, Colorado
Master of Social Work (MSW), 2007
University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, Community and Organizational Leadership, Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1997
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
BSW Social Work Intervention Methods II [Small Groups and Communities]
Social Work Research
Social Work in the Global Context
MSW Advanced Research and Program Evaluation
Foundation Integrative Seminar I
Theory and Practice of Groups and Communities
Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Diversity
Law Montana Justice Initiative: Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar on Montana Criminal Justice and Reform
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univerity of Montana - Missoula
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Univerity of Montana - Missoula
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State Univerity - Tucson
Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver
Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver
Community Development and Organizing
Neighborhoods with Concentrated Poverty
Public/Affordable Housing Reform
Social Cohesion and Collective Efficacy
Walker, Laurie A. (Accepted, Under Contract). Urban Planning and Social Work Practice.Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. Oxford Press.
Walker, Laurie A., Ince, Devra, Riphenburg-Reese, Amanda, & Littman, Jesse. (2018). Predicting resident involvement in neighborhood and voluntary groups in a Latino/Latina neighborhood undergoing Transit-Oriented Development and gentrification. Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0899764018783093.
Walker, Laurie A. and East, Jean F. (2018). The roles of foundations and universities in redevelopment planning. Metropolitan Universities, 29(2), 33-56. https://doi.org/10.18060/22342.
Walker, Laurie A., Davis, Deb, & Lopez, Melissa. (2018). The impacts of processing derogatory language in the classroom. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity - Special Issue on Microaggressions in Social Work Education. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15313204.2017.1417943.
Walker, Laurie A. & Brisson, Daniel. (2017). The impact of concentrations of African Americans and Latinos/Latinas on neighborhood social cohesion in high poverty United States neighborhoods. The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 44(2), 101-132.
Walker, Laurie A., Littman, Jesse, Riphenburg-Reese, Amanda, and Ince, Devra. (2016). Predicting resident sense of community in a historic Latino/Latina Neighborhood undergoing gentrification. Journal of Family Strengths, 16(2), 3. Special Issue on Organizational Partnerships: How Collaborations Strengthen Families and Communities. http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol16/iss2/3.
Walker, Laurie A. & Aguayo, Anabel. (2016). Crime tolerance and predicting the collective efficacy of residents of public housing neighborhoods to work together against crime and call the police to report crime and safety concerns. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.
Walker. Laurie A. (2015). Public housing residents' neighbors and neighborhoods: Good, nuetral, or troublesome/unstable. Journal of Social Service Research. DOI: 10.1080/01488376.2015.1093998
Walker. Laurie A. (2015). Community level engagement in public housing redevelopment. Urban Affairs Review. DOI: 10.1177/1078087414564604.
Walker, Laurie A. & East, Jean. (2014). The benefits of including engaged residents and professionals in low-income neighborhood redevelopment planning processes. Journal of Community Practice, 22(3). DOI:10.1080/10705422.2014.929063.
Walker, Laurie A. (2014). The cost of good intentions: Thermal discomfort in traditional public housing units with pre-set thermostats. Housing Policy Debate. DOI:10.1080/10511482.2014.924024.
Walker, Laurie A. (2014). Resident responses to Section 8 relocation outcomes: “If you’re gonna move, you want to move up.” Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 11(1). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/ 10.1080/15433714. 2013.842441.
2015-2020 Board Member, Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
2013-Current Urban Affairs Association
2008-Current Society for Social Work Research
2008-Current Council on Social Work Education
2008-Current Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
2016-2017 Diversity Advisory Council, Faculty Co-Chair (University Level Committee)
2017-2018 DiverseU, Faculty Co-Chair (University Level Committee)
2016-2019 Service Learning Advisory Board (Provost Appointed, University Level Committee)
2010-2011 Community Organizing Supervisor, Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC), Denver, Colorado
2007-2011 Community Organizer – Sun Valley Coalition, Metro Organizations for People (MOP), Denver, Colorado
2003-2005 Case Manager and On-Call Support , Turning Point Center for Family and Youth Development, Fort Collins, Colorado
1998-1999 Milieu Staff, Youth SAFE, Fort Collins, Colorado
Honors / Awards
2017-2021 Co-Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), Washington, D.C., $1,780,721
2017 Montana Justice Initiative, Grant, Missoula, Montana, $5,000
2016-2017 University Grant Program, Small Grant, Missoula, Montana, $5,000
2017 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, National Organization
2017 Student Wellness Advocate (Recognized by Students), Curry Health Center
2016 Nominated: Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Montana
2014 Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Community Organization and Social Administration, National Organization
2013-2014 Annie E. Casey Foundation, Making Connections Scholars Program, Baltimore, MD
2013 Nominated: Centennial Professor (Students’ Teaching Award), ASU, Tempe, AZ
2010-2012 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Housing & Urban Development, Wash., D.C.
2008-2009 Early Doctoral Student Research Grant, Housing & Urban Development, Wash., D.C.
2008-2011 Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowship, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
2006-2011 Phi Alpha Honor Society, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado