Wichinsky, Dr. Lillian

Dr. Lillian Wichinsky

Lillian Wichinsky


  • CSWE

Professional Background
UALR MSW Program

  • Foundations III
  • Evaluation Research
  • Policy I and II: BSW Program


  • Grant Writing
  • Global Perspectives in Social Work

Areas of Interest

  • International Social Work Issues, Practice and Policies
  • Early Childhood
  • Community Collaboration
  • Organizational Climate and Culture
  • Improving Educational Methodologies for Student Learning

Conference Presentations

  • Council on Social Work Education Annual Conference (2008): Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate and Collaborative Capacity for Planning
  • Council on Social Work Education Annual Conference (Poster Presentation accepted for November 2009): Using Film to Teach Social Work Student about Global Social Issues in a Rural State
  • Council on Social Work Education Annual Conference (Paper Presentation accepted for November 2009): Planning Councils Today: The Example of the School Readiness Coalitions


  • Wichinsky, L., Thomlison, B. & Pennell, J. (2008). (In process). Organizational Culture and Climate in Community Coalitions: What are the Effects on Collaborative Planning?
  • Wichinsky, L. (2007). Family Group Conferencing, Collaborative Factors. Department of Public Instruction, State of North Carolina

Past Positions

  • August 2008 to Present-Assistant Professor: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, School of Social Work
  • August 2004 to May 2007-Instructor: North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Department of Social Work
  • August 1998 to May 2004-Instructor: Florida International University at Miami, School of Social Work
  • 2003-Consultant and Program Evaluation, Department of Children and Family Services, Miami, Florida
  • 1991 to 1998-Past Section President, Board Member, Vice-Chair for State Public Affairs, National Council of Jewish Women, Boca Raton, FL, New York, NY
  • 1992 to 1999-Chair, Palm Beach County Preschool Advisory Board, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1980 to 1983-Senior Counselor, Alta California Regional Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1979 to 1980-Assistant Community Coordinator, Child Abuse Services Council, Sacramento, CA
  • 1978 to 1979-Probation Counselor, Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento, CA
  • 1976-1977-Crisis Counselor, Southern Nevada Drug Abuse Council, Las Vegas, NV
  • 1975-1976-Social Work, Nevada State Welfare, Las Vegas, NV

Educational Background

  • PhD (2007). Florida International University School of Social Work, Miami, FL
  • MSW (1980). California State University, Sacramento, CA
  • BA (1975). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • AA (1973). Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL