Lori Gardinier, MSW, PhD is the Director of the Human Service Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) at Northeastern. She is a leader in experiential education practice in both local and global settings. Her outstanding commitment to high quality experiential education was recognized with the Northeastern Presidential Aspiration Award (2004) the Excellence in Teaching Award (2011) and the 2015 College of Social Sciences and Humanities Outstanding Teaching Award. Lori has developed partnerships with many of Boston’s nonprofit organizations through her own practice and her continued implementation of service-learning partnerships Her research spans social movement studies, sexual violence and best practices in experiential learning.
As part as her role as an educator, Dr. Gardinier has created numerous learning opportunities for Northeastern students, a sample of which appears below.