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Faculty Member of the School of Social Work

Elaine M. Maccio

Associate Professor

Education: MSW, PhD, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, School of Social Work
Other Credentials: LCSW
Professional Interests: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues; homeless and runaway youth; gender & women's issues; diversity & multiculturalism; substance use/abuse; service-learning.
Office: 206 Huey P. Long Field House
Phone: (225) 578-1109
E-mail: emaccio@lsu.edu

Vita (download PDF)

My contributions to the School of Social Work have made us an emerging leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) education, service, and research. A new LGBT-specific course; service-learning experiences; community research; and local, regional, and national presentations are transforming the educational, civic, and professional landscapes. The local LGBT community, School of Social Work students, and local practitioners and policymakers are becoming empowered like never before.

Dr. Elaine M. Maccio, left, and area psychologist, Dr. Sherry Desselle, right, pose with Democratic political strategist and LSU alumna Donna Brazile. Maccio was a panel presenter at the Listening to Louisiana Women conference in May 2011, which featured Brazile as the keynote speaker.

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Students from Dr. Maccio’s fall 2007 course "Social Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender [LGBT] People" conducted a quality-of-life survey of the Baton Rouge LGBT community in partnership with the Capital City Alliance, a group that promotes fair and equal treatment of Baton Rouge’s LGBT residents.  View the article

Living Proof is the podcast series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. The purpose of this series is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and to promote research to practice, practice to research. Living Proof features conversations with prominent social work professionals, interviews with cutting-edge researchers, and information on emerging trends and best practices in the field of social work. Dr. Maccio was highlighted in this series for her and Dr. Allen's work in evaluating a mental health program for Hurricane Katrina survivors. To listen to the interview