Elizabeth Wilson

Associate Professor, Director of Social Work Program



Areas of Expertise:

  • Social Work
  • Working with violent crime victims
  • Judicial System
  • Child Welfare
  • Grants
  • Fundraising
  • Board and Agency Administration


  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Master of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Achievements:

  • Faculty member, William Woods University, 2007-
  • Director of Social Work Program, William Woods University, 2007-
  • Clinical Instructor of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001-2007
  • Crime Victim Specialist, Boone County Victim Response Team, 1994-2001
  • Mental Health Worker/Youth & Adult Service, Charter Hospital 1992-1995
  • Juvenile Court Program Aide, Boone County Juvenile Justice Center, 1992-1993
  • Program Assistant, Rainbow House Emergency Shelter, 1991-1992


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker


  • Chair, Heart of Missouri United Way Agency Relations Panel VIII
  • Member, Professional Advisory Committee University of Missouri School of Social Work
  • Member, Academy sub-committee for the Mo Crime Victim Services Unit Advisory Committee

Honors and/or awards:

  • Louis D. Beaumont Dad's Association Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • Awarded John Hartford Gerontology Curriculum Development Infusion grant to increase content and training for social work students in the area of Gerontology, 2008-2010
  • Faculty Fellow, Difficult Dialogues, Chancellor's Diversity Initiative, University of Missouri, 2005-2006
  • Excellence in Education Award, Office of Student Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Awarded grant from Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime for National Crime Victim Rights, 2005
  • New Faculty Teaching Scholars, 2001-2002


  • Examination of Advocacy Practices, Strategies, Relationships, and Resistance among Victim Service Agencies, 2009