Takisha LaShore began her tenure with Wayne State University in 2006 as an Academic Services Officer I/ B.S.W. Academic Advisor for the Office of Admissions and Student Services. She moved to the School of Social Work’s Office of Field Education as an Academic Services Officer II in 2008.
LaShore is responsible for internship placements of B.S.W. and M.S.W. students as assigned by the Director of Field Education. Her other responsibilities include co-facilitating the Seminar for Field Instructors, serving as faculty advisor for assigned undergraduate and graduate students, and assisting with the recruitment, evaluation, and retention of agencies requesting field education affiliation.
Degrees and Certifications
M.S.W., University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
B.A. in Psychology and English Language and Literature, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Office Location5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 162
SW 3110 Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice
SW 4998 Field Practice in Social Work
SW 7560 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Micro Theory
Grand Challenges Project
A Student-Led Initiative Around Detroit’s Water Crisis
It’s easy to take clean tap water for granted in America, but widespread shutoffs across Detroit and lead poisoning throughout Flint have placed Michigan in the international spotlight and galvanized a multi-coalition movement around water as a human right. Opportunities for social justice education and practice prompted the School of Social Work and project lead LaShore to create Policy To Action, a community engagement project giving students real-world political action and community organizing experience around regional issues of water insecurity. Funded by the Council on Social Work Education, Policy to Action allows students to respond to the water crisis through central components of learning, exploring, and action. With support from faculty and staff, students have taken a leadership role in identifying community partners and coordinating events that allow for learning and discussion. These have included in-class presentations by People’s Water Board and Wayne Law faculty, a documentary viewing co-hosted by the School of Social Work’s Social Justice Committee, and a trip to Lansing to lobby on the issue as part of social work’s annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day. Students have also trained and deployed action teams to Detroit communities to educate citizens on advocacy efforts and available relief for shutoffs, helped stage a diversity- focused forum with the Association of Black Social Workers student organization, and helped organize the school’s first Social Justice Student Symposium. Learn more