Julie Lance

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Julie Lance is Contributing Faculty for the MSW program at Walden University. She started her career in Academia as the MSW Field Director and Assistant Clinical Professor at Kennesaw State University. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S). Currently, she is employed as a School Social Worker with Cobb County Schools, providing direct social work and mental health services to students and their families. Her passion is helping children, as well as their families, increase both their social and emotional well-being. She began her career as a Medical Social Worker at Grady Memorial Hospital, providing social support and discharge planning to patients. She continued in the medical arena working with children and their families in both Pediatric and Neonatal medical units. Additionally, she worked as an ER Social Worker for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Her research interests include the collective efficacy of interdisciplinary teams in public school settings, focusing on a common commitment to implement mental health services in school systems. Additionally, she is interested on the educational practices and outcomes of students entering into the fields of Social Work and Human Services. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Appalachian State University, a Master of Social Work degree from Alabama A&M University, and a PhD from the Institute for Clinical Social Work.


PhD, The Institute for Clinical Social Work

MSW, Alabama A&M University

BA, Appalachian State University