Dr. Lacey Sloan is a wanderer who currently works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Vermont. She received her BSW from the University of Mississippi and her MSSW and Ph.D. in social work from The University of Texas at Austin. Her three intertwining areas of scholarship are social work education and practice in Islamic contexts, sexual rights and gender-based violence, and environmental justice.
Over the last 10 years, using local and Indigenous knowledge and decolonizing practices, Dr. Sloan facilitated the development and/or accreditation of two MSW programs (NYC & Abu Dhabi [UAE]) and three BSW programs (NYC; Somalia; and, Qatar). She recently served as a consultant for UNICEF-Somalia and as National Association of Social Work (NASW) Vermont President.
Dr. Sloan serves as a UVM Sustainability Fellow and as a steering committee member for development of the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) specialized practice in environmental justice.
Last summer, she rode her Harley across the US, with plans to ride from Vermont to Vancouver next summer.