Lisa Dalton

Lisa Dalton

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Oakland University’s Lisa Dalton is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the associate director of the social work program.

Brought on board to help shape the new social work program, Dr. Dalton joined the Oakland community in 2008. A native of Texas, Dr. Dalton spent years teaching at New Mexico State University.

As a social worker, Dr. Dalton worked hands on in her field before becoming a teacher and researcher. Her current focus is on the many forms and various people affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The focus of her research is primarily on people in the human services fields – those such as firefighters, law enforcement officers, social workers, nurses, counselors - that may be suffering from PTSD.

Dr. Dalton is currently working at how to incorporate the ideas of self care for social workers into the national curriculum. Joined by Maria Beam, OU’s coordinator for field practices, Dr. Dalton has worked to collaborate with other universities to conduct new research and has already presented her ideas at a national conference. 

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