Benjamin Lough

Educational Background

Professor Lough earned his BS in Sociology in 2000 and his MSW in 2003 from Brigham Young University, and his PhD in 2010 from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Lough has extensive international research and practice experience, having worked as a Senior Researcher and Resident Consultant to the United Nations in Germany, a Foreign Expert in the People’s Republic of China, an independent consultant to the Department of Human and Social Services of American Samoa, and program evaluator for the Foundation for International and Community Assistance in Armenia and the Republic of Georgia.  In addition to considerable research and teaching experience, Dr. Lough also worked as a clinical social worker.

Teaching, Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Lough currently teaches courses in Management of Human Service Organizations, Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector, and International Social Work and Development at the School of Social Work.  His research interests include: international volunteering and service, community development, nonprofit management, and international social work education.  His teaching interests include: nonprofit management, community and organizational practice, international social work, and evaluation of programs and services.

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