Dr. Lanesskog’s research focuses on the ways human service organizations respond to change. She is especially interested in the ways organizations adapt their services to meet the needs of new immigrant populations. Her professional experience includes over ten years of work with federal, state, and local governments in human services planning and evaluation. She is especially interested in the role of university-community collaborations in supporting the work of human service providers.
Research and Teaching Interests
Human service organizations & administration
Human services work with immigrant clients
Macro social work practice
Immigration & social welfare policy
Qualitative human services research