Kristi Lohmeier, PhD

Director, SSW and BSW | Professor

Dr. Lohmeier teaches classes across the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) curriculum.

Her specialty is policy practice, and thoroughly enjoys teaching introduction to social work as well as social work practice with organizations and communities.

Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa, Social Work
  • MSSW, University of Louisville-Kent School of Social Work, Social Work and Family Science
  • BS, University of Kentucky, Family Studies


Law, K. L., Guthrie, D, Beaver, B., Johnson, S. M., Parys, J., Toms, O. (2017). Explorations into faculty and staff perceptions of student support at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Final Report and Presentation.

Law, K.L., & Rowe, J.M. (2016). Partners in Pain: Final Report. Report prepared for Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association.

Law, K. L., & students in Social Work 360. (2015). Resources for Rock County: Linking and Enriching Relationships: Final Report and Presentation.

Law, K. L., Guthrie, D, Beaver, B., Parys, J. (2018). Explorations into faculty and staff perceptions of student support at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Lilly Conference on Teaching for Active & Engaged Learning, February 22-25, 2018. Anaheim, CA. (Roundtable presentation).

Hessenauer, S. & Law, K. L. (2017). "Faculty mentoring of Learning Community Students". National Learning Communities Conference, November 9 - 11, 2017. Chicago, IL. (Presentation).

Law, K. L. & Hessenauer, S. (2017). "Exploring the impact of a learning community: Preparing future social workers". The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference, March 1-5, 2017. New Orleans, LA. (Presentation).


Paez, A., & Law, K. L. [Contributor]. "Voter Engagement, Student Experiential Learning & Community Partners" Macro Social Work Stories. 2022 Feb 25. (Podcast Episode).

Law, K. L. & Rowe, J. R. (2018). Promoting Self-Awareness in Social Work Students: An Undergraduate In-Class Activity and Its Value. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. Accepted June 7, 2018. Publication date in process.

Law, K. L. & Rowe, J. R. (2018). Team-based care: Views from community health center staff. Social Work in Health Care. DOI 10.1080/00981389.2018.1438330. Accepted February 05, 2018. Published February 12, 2018.

Hessenauer, S., & Law, K. L. (2017). Mentoring: A natural role for learning community faculty. Learning Communities Research and Practice. Accepted August 24, 2017. Published December 7, 2017.

Law, K. L., & Saunders, J. L. (2015). Engaging Consumer Voices in Health Care Policy: Lessons for Social Work Practice. Health and Social Work, NASW Press. Accepted December 2014. Published December 13, 2015.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Social Work
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
Social Welfare Policy
New Student Seminar
Community-Based Learning
Field Internship Experience

Community Service

Special Commission to Advance Macro Social Work Practice, Board Member and Commissioner since April 2023
June 2015 - June 2017, Project 16:49 - Board Member
August 2015-August 2016, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association - Consultant
April 2017 - May 2018, YWCA Rock County - Board Member

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