School of Social Work



Lois Smith Owens, MSW, MA

MSW, University of Michigan
MA, Communications, University of Michigan

Teaching at GVSU since: August 1998

Contact Information:
Phone: 616-331-6577
327 C DeVos Center
Picture of Professor Lois Owens

Areas of Specialty
Social Work, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, African Studies and Theater Arts; Diversity Trainer; Community Activist and Organizer.

Community Involvement
Volunteer Storyteller-Grand Rapids Public Schools and G.R. area Senior Citizen Residences; Diversity Trainer and Primary Consultant to National Black Police Association; Board member, New Life Shelters; GVSU Women's Commission Advisory Board; Playwright, Theater Director, Actress.

Books Include
Co-Author, with Vivian Verdell Gordon, Think About Prisons and the Justice System (Walker Publishing Co, Inc., 1992) Contributing Author, Fundamentals of Substance Abuse Practice (Brooks/Cole, 2004).

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