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Assistant Professor
631 Patterson Office Tower

Areas of Expertise

  • HIV and aging (cultural adaption of prevention interventions)
  • Adult learning principles in higher education
  • Anti-racism in social work education

Highlighted Publications

  • Conner, L., Fernández, Y., Junious, E., Piper, C., & Rowan, D. (2019). Evaluating HIV educational materials for older adults. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 18, 1-10.
  • Cornelius, J., Okoro, F., Whitaker-Brown, C., & Conner, L. (2020). The HIV prevention needs of African American transgender women living in the southern region of the United States. Cogent Social Sciences, 6, 1-13.
  • Jones, N., & Conner, L. (2020). Measuring social work students reflective learning though role-play and writing. Social Work Education, 40(7),861-871.
  • Cambron, S., & Conner, L. (2020). Using a lens of cultural humility to dissolve racialized inequities for families. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 26(2), 13-19.
  • Lee, O., Conner, L., & Davis, B. (2020). Narrative gerontology in practice: Students’ experiences with conducting autoethnography. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi: 10.1177/0091415020926842
  • Teasley, M., McCarter, S., Woo, B., Conner, L., & Green, T. (2021) Eliminate Racism: A Grand Challenge for Social Work. (Grand Challenges Working Paper). Baltimore, MD: Grand Challenges for Social Work.
  • Jones, N., McElderry, C., & Conner, L. (2021). Social workers; attitudes toward reparations for descendants of chattel slavery. Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1177/14680173211037245

Current Projects

  • Faculty perceptions of self-plagiarism among students
  • Using the ADAPT-ITT Framework to Modify a Web-Based HIV Intervention for Older Black Women

Alma Mater

  • University of Kentucky – Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Get to Know Dr. Conner

In her free time, Dr. Conner coaches track and field at a local high school. In the summer months, she coaches AAU travel track and field. Dr. Conner is a fan of horror movies, which is evident to anyone who visits her during office hours.