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Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs

School of Social Work

UT Austin

My goal is to cultivate an atmosphere of experimentation, growth, change, and challenge.

Clearly, there is no magical, 'how to' solution for social work students — the process that they must facilitate with clients is complex and dynamic. I expect students to stretch themselves, examine their beliefs and assumptions, and move beyond their present comfort zones of knowledge and intuition. I want my students to understand that they are part of a joint enterprise in which they learn critical skills and help create and not merely receive a body of knowledge.