I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From 1998 – 2004, my time in social work practice was spent working with, supervising and training case managers and bachelor-level social workers. As a social work educator, I continue to work with BSW students and believe in the value and contribution of generalist trained social workers to our communities and social service agencies. The purpose of this blog to write about my work with BSW students, creating a record of different pedagogical approaches, success stories (and failures) and new ideas. I also hope to provide a space for BSW students to share about their learning and journey to becoming a social work professional.  My scholarly interests include social work education, technology and social work, social welfare history and public health social work.  All opinions and thoughts expressed here are my own and do not reflect opinions held by the University at Alabama at Birmingham.

One of my current tech-based projects is serving as a chat partner for #MacroSW chats, a weekly live Twitter chat focused on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. The chats are every Thursday at 8:00 PM CST/9 PM EST.

You can learn more about me and my work:

Faculty Profile Page at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Gate

Google Scholar


Phone: 205-934-8673
Email: lihitch(at)uab.edu