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 on the nonprofit sector, social entrepreneurship/enterprise, and organizational strategies for social change. His research and teaching interests include international volunteering and service, community development, nonprofit management, social innovation, and organizational social work practice. He previously taught courses on the management of human service organizations and international social work and development.

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