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Katie Lopez

Director of Office of Global Activities and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Katie Lopez

Katie Lopez (LMSW) is the Director of the Office of Global Activities at the University of Michigan School of Social Work where she is responsible for the overall administration of the office including overseeing the Global Activities Scholars Program, the Masters International Volunteer Program and Coverdell Fellows programs, the Certificate in Global Social Work, and the Visiting Scholars program. As an adjunct clinical assistant professor, she also serves as the Office of Field Education liaison for students completing global field placements. Ms. Lopez has lived and worked abroad in various locations including Mexico, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Honduras. Her work with those living in extreme poverty has strengthened her resolve to build positive, sustainable, intentional collaborations among schools of social work and institutions aimed at training social workers to address global issues. Ms. Lopez is an active member of NAFSA, Association of International Educators, where she has presented on various topics.


Year Degree   School
2023 PhD Higher Adult & Lifelong Education Michigan State Univeristy, Lansing, MI
2010 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2006 Ed Cert University of St. Thomas
2005 BA Anthropology University of Notre Dame
Year Description
2023 2023 U-M President's Award for Distinguished Service in International Education

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