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Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

Edith A Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work (SSW) and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and is a faculty associate in American Culture. She also is a member of the SSW Community Organization Learning Community. Her teaching and scholarship focuses on multicultural praxis in communities, organizations and higher education. She brings to her work community-based practice and research in multiethnic communities in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Seattle. Current projects include identifying strategies for multicultural community-based research and practice, multicultural education for social work practice, and identifying effective methods for learning about social justice. Her contributions to undergraduate education have been recognized by the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. She is currently an editor or the Journal of Community Practice.

Research Interests/Focus

Empowerment-oppressed groups, Latinos, social justice.

Contact Information

(734) 936-1450lorraing@umich.edu3870 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-91241271 East HallUniversity of Michigan
Department of Psychology
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Year Degree   School
1989 PhD Social Work and Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1986 AM Psychology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1978 AM Social Service Administration University of Chicago, IL
1976 AB History Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Year Description
2021 Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work
2020-2022 Research for multicultural praxis in organizations and communities. ADVANCE SUCCEED Grant. ADVANCE Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2020 2020 Career Achievement Award from the Association for Community Organization and Social Action
2018 Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Gilbert Whitaker Fund
2008 Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, Faculty Award.
2008 Latino Social Work Network, Latino Leadership Award
2006 Joy Jinks Distinguished Lecturer on Community Development, Florida State University
2001 Scholar in Residence, School of Social Work, Arizona State University
2001 Fellow, Society for Community Research and Action
2001 Fellow, American Psychological Association
2000-present Arthur P. Thurnau Professor
2000-2001 CIC Academic Leadership Fellow
2000 Harold Johnson Diversity Service Award
2000 Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Award for Community Service Learning
1999 Council on Social Work Education, Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education
1999 Western Michigan University, Whitney Young Memorial Scholar
1998 University of Michigan, Career Development Award
1998 University of Michigan, Latino Leadership Award
1996 University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Excellence in Education Award
1996 Council on Social Work Education, Feminist Scholarship Award
1993 Hedgebrook Women's Writing Program, Writer in Residence

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