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Professor Lough earned his BS in Sociology in 2000 and his MSW in 2003 from Brigham Young University, and his PhD in 2010 from the George W. Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Lough has extensive international research experience, having recently served as a resident consultant to the United Nations in Germany, an independent consultant to the Department of Human and Social Services of American Samoa, program evaluator for Mayan Tree in Guatemala, and program evaluator for the Foundation for International and Community Assistance in Armenia and the Republic of Georgia.  In addition to considerable research and teaching experience, Dr. Lough also worked as a clinical social worker. His research interests include: international volunteering and service, community development, nonprofit management, and social work education.  His teaching interests include: social welfare policy practice, community and organizational practice, international social work, and evaluation of programs and services.


BS, Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2000

MSW, Brigham Young University, 2003

PhD, Social Work, Washington University, 2010

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Research Output 2001 2019

Applied social research: Aiming for impact

Sherraden, M., Lough, B. J., Sherraden, M. S., Shanks, T. R. W. & Huang, J., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. 10, 4, p. 545-570 26 p.

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social research
school center
social development
social change

Determinants of Serving a Mission: Senior Volunteering Among Latter-Day Saints

Heist, H. D., Cnaan, R. A. & Lough, B. J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Internship and Residency
technical training

Effective practices of international volunteering for health: Perspectives from partner organizations

Lough, B. J., Tiessen, R. & Lasker, J. N., Jan 24 2018, In : Globalization and Health. 14, 1, 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delivery of Health Care
Language Therapy

Global service-learning in institutions of higher education: concerns from a community of practice

Lough, B. J. & Toms, C., Jan 1 2018, In : Globalisation, Societies and Education. 16, 1, p. 66-77 12 p.

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International Volunteering

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