• Educational Development

Lorien R. Carter, MSW

Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Pedagogies through the Washington University Office of the Provost

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I work on inclusive teaching initiatives in partnership with both the CTL and the Office of the Provost.


In 2023, Lorien was selected as a Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Pedagogies through the Washington University Office of the Provost. In this role, she is working with the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to recommend and implement faculty development programs and teaching initiatives that increase teaching effectiveness and enhance student learning outcomes across the Danforth Campus.

In addition to her role as a Faculty Fellow, Lorien Carter is an Associate Professor of Practice in Social Work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches graduate level direct practice and administration courses. She is the Chair of the MSW Foundation curriculum and Co-chair of the MSW Program Assessment Team. She is a 4-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award.

In her faculty role, Lorien not only teaches the next generation of social workers to be passionate and prepared, engaged and effective but also works closely with other faculty and field instructors to support their efforts with students. Between 2009 and 2013, she co-trained more than 300 St. Louis area field instructors in the Brown School’s Evidence Based Practice Process model. Since 2015, Lorien has been directing the Faculty Instructional Coaching Initiative which focuses on enhancing teaching excellence for all Brown School faculty.

An MSW graduate of the Brown School, Lorien has extensive direct social work practice with adolescents in education and health care settings, with skills in crisis assessment, case management, group work, facilitating and training, agency administration and grant writing and grant management.

Through her consulting group, Facilitating for Change LLC, Lorien is a highly sought-after trainer for workshops on topics related to adolescent development, adolescent reproductive and sexual health education, group work facilitation, logic models, conflict management strategies, self-care practices, evidence based practice, higher education pedagogy and professional teambuilding. She also supports initiatives, programs, and organizations by providing organizational strategy, curriculum writing, and guidance with program planning, implementation, and evaluation. As a certified workshop leader in Strategic Doing TM, Lorien guides loosely connected coalitions, open networks, and teams to take strategic action and achieve measurable impact.

In all interactions and in all environments, Lorien is recognized as an effective problem solver, a coach, mentor, and a compassionate and insightful thought partner, with a natural ability to see opportunities for collaborative work and to help others feel appreciated for their contributions.