Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S

Lisa Crites, MSW, LISW-S

Title: BA/BASW Field Director, Wayne BA/BASW Coordinator
Dept/Program: School of Social Work and Family Sciences
Office: Wayne College C131
Phone: 330-972-8707
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Professor Lisa Crites has 28 years of social work practice experience, primarily in the areas of mental health, children and families, program development, group facilitation, supervision, and grant writing. All of her practice experience has been in the rural setting, an interest and area of study she continues to focus on in her role as the Coordinator of BA/BASW program at Wayne College. She enjoys reading, music, boating, arts and crafts, volunteering and spending time with family and friends, especially her 4 year old grandson.


  • Children and families
  • Rural social work
  • Program development
  • Mental health
  • Early childhood development
  • Trauma focused care


  • Infusing rural values and traditions in the planned change process, National Rural Social Work Conference in El Paso, TX, July 7, 2016.
  • Implementing an urban social work program at a rural branch campus: Lessons learned, National Rural Social Work Conference in Vermillion, SD, July 16, 2015.
  • Culturally sensitive social work and mental health practice with the Amish: An exploratory study, National Rural Social Work Conference in Vermillion, SD, July 16, 2015.
  • Integrating vocational rehabilitation with addiction treatment, Opiate Summit in Columbus, OH, April 2013.


  • M.S.W. The University of Akron
  • B.A. Walsh University


  • Advanced Practice with Small Systems I
  • Advanced Practice with Large Systems I
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • Social Work Practice I                                                             
  • Practice I Skills Lab
  • Social Work Practice IV
  • Rural Social Work