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Virginia (Ginger) Lucas

Gingeri Lucas

Clinical Assistant Professor

Email: vlucas@central.uh.edu
Room: 402 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-8399

Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

Access. As a social worker, I believe one of our major responsibilities is to help people gain access to necessary resources, including education.  Today's climate makes obtaining an advanced degree in a traditional way a challenge because of work hours, expense, or location.  For the last ten years, I have taught social work courses online and this cutting edge approach to education has allowed me to partner with active duty military, helping them obtain college credits while they were deployed all over the world.  One of the major advantages of online education is improved access to educational opportunities and I am excited to be at the forefront of distance learning at the University of Houston, as we expand our global footprint by providing accessible education alternatives to future Social Workers.

Education

MSW, University of Texas in Austin, 1998
BS, Psychology, Texas A&M University, 1996

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Master Social Worker

Areas of Specialization

  • Social Work Curriculum Development
  • Online Course and Program Development
  • Administration, Planning and Program Coordination
  • Community Education in issues related to Public Health including Teen Pregnancy, STD Prevention, HIV awareness, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Social Policy Analysis
  • Foundation - Practice Skills Lab
  • Social Work Assessment
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services