Jeannie Lawrence

Jeannie Lawrence

Part-time Faculty

Jeannie Lawrence


I began my career with the State of Michigan in 1979 when I worked at Plymouth Center for Human Development with the mentally challenged. When the center closed I transferred to Northville Regional Psychiatric Center working with mentally ill adults. I also worked in Social Services as a Family Independence Specialist, including the Work First Program. My field placement was in Washtenaw County with the Juvenile Court in the Intensive Probation Program working with male juveniles and the A.C.T. Program, also in Washtenaw County. I transferred to Protective Services, worked in Adoptions, then as a supervisor in the Foster Care Program. After working as a Child Welfare Institute Trainer in Lansing for new hires and supervision, I ended my 30 year State of Michigan career after working in the Child Daycare Licensing Dept. Before retiring, I also worked part-time at Doctors Hospital in Pontiac on the Psychiatric Care Unit facilitating group sessions as well as the Detroit East Clinic as a Clinical Therapist. I have taught at Wayne State University since 2011 in the BSW and MSW programs. These classes include Generalist Practice, Human Behavior I & II, Diversity, Ethics and Theory.

Degrees and Certifications

MSW Wayne State University

BSW Eastern Michigan University

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include mental health, human behavior, diversity, ethics and theories.

Areas of Expertise

 Mental health, human behavior and diversity.

Courses Taught

SW3110 BSW Diversity
SW3020 BSW Generalist Practice
SW3410 BSW Ethics
SW3510 BSW Human Behavior
SW7500 MSW Theory
SW7560 MSW Human Behavior
SW7660 MSW Diversity