Department: MSW Program
Dr. Lisa Rapp-McCall received her MSW degree in Social Work from
the University of Buffalo and worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker
in the areas of Domestic Violence, Children and Adolescent
inpatient units and outpatient clinics and in the Juvenile Justice
system. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Welfare in 1999 at the
University of Buffalo and taught at the University of Nevada Las
Vegas for 5 years and the University of South Florida for 10
Dr. Rapp-McCall was co-developer and Co-PI of the Prodigy
Cultural Arts Prevention Program. She has conducted numerous
program evaluations, focus groups, and written grants and reports
for profit and not-for-profit agencies. Her research expertise
includes juvenile violence, children and adolescents with mental
illness, and prevention. She is Co-Director of the Applied Research
Institute at Saint Leo University. She is a member of the Society
of Social Work Research.
Teaching & Professional Interests:
Dr. Rapp-McCall has taught at the Undergraduate,
Graduate, and Doctoral levels. She has taught all Human Behavior,
Research, and Practice courses in the Swk curriculum. She has
developed and taught online courses since 2000, at three different
Dr. Rapp-McCall has held administrative roles including: BSW
Chair, MSW Director, Associate Director of the School of Social
Work, Interim Director of the School of Social Work.
Dr. Rapp-McCall has redesigned school curriculum, policies, and
standards for the Council of Social Work accreditation and
successfully written self-studies.
She has developed policies and procedures for admissions,
grievances, student affairs, and peer review processes. She has
mentored faculty and provided classroom reviews.
She is a member of the Council of Social Work Education.
Honors & Awards:
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