Lisa Workman

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

I am an Associate Professor and the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Social Work (BSW) at the North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with the State of Ohio and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) with the State of North Carolina. I earned my PhD. in Social Work from Norfolk State University, a Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from The University of Akron.

I serve as one of the co-founders and executive board members of the Harmony House, Inc., an emergency supportive housing ministry for young adults between 18 – 26 years of age in Akron, Ohio and as the Executive Director of the Meesha Chanell Saxton Fund (MCS Fund) The MCS Fund’s mission is to “generate unrestricted funds for Sickle Cell Anemia affected individuals through supportive services, education and advocacy.” I also serve as an advisory board member of the Juniors and Seniors Transitional Program (JSTP), a college readiness program for high school students.

I have more than 17 years of full-time teaching experience in higher education with public and private universities in the discipline of social work, which covers courses throughout the entire undergraduate social work curriculum in practice, research, policy, HBSE, and field education. I additionally have teaching experience with graduate courses. My teaching experience consists of in-person and online classroom instruction. In 2022, I received certification in Effective College Instruction through the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) organization.

My teaching philosophy rests on the recognition that the success of learning is shared by both the professor and the student. Whether the student identifies as traditional or nontraditional, students learn best in an environment that allows them to feel supported, comfortable with who they are, their right to ask questions, and in an atmosphere where their opinions and beliefs are freely expressed and respected. My goal is to assist students in the development of their professional interests, social work acumen and skills, where they are confident in their ability to practice and model the core values of social work as outlined in our Code of Ethics.

I have 19 years of experience in child welfare through direct practice experience with public and private child welfare agencies, research, program planning and curriculum development in higher education, administration, and service on a county task force that focused on securing supportive services for youth aging out the county’s child welfare system.


PhD, Norfolk State University

MS, Case Western Reserve University

BA, The University of Akron