Lisa Barnoff

BA, MA, PhD
Associate Professor & Director
School of Social Work | Ryerson University


Lisa came to Ryerson School of Social Work in 2003 as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006.  From 2006-2009 Lisa served on the School’s administrative team as the Associate Director of Field Education.  In July 2011 she began serving a 5-year term as the Director of the School of Social Work.

Lisa’s research focuses on anti-oppressive practices, feminist organizations, organizational change and social work education. Most recently she was co-applicant on a SSHRC funded study exploring the impacts of new managerialism on social work education in Canada.  Previously, she was PI on a SSHRC funded project that explored how community based agencies maintain anti-oppressive approaches to practice.

Lisa’s publications focus primarily on community and anti-oppressive organizational practices, on organizational change, and more recently her work is exploring current issues in higher education.


Research Projects

Unsettling the Classroom: Social Work Education in the Context of New Managerialism.
Principal Investigator: Ken Moffatt
Co-Investigators: Sarah Todd, Lisa Barnoff, Henry Parada, Melanie Panitch
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant ($136,482)

 

Anti-Oppressive Practice: Strategies for Community Based Social Work Agencies. 
Principal Investigator: Lisa Barnoff
Co-Applicants: Purnima George, Ken Moffatt
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant ($64,634)

 

Engaging Students in the Field: Possibilities for Creative and Innovative Models for Delivery of Field Education Curriculum.
Co-Principal Investigators: Lisa Barnoff, Jennifer Clarke, May Friedman, Jennifer Poole
Funding: Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund – Ryerson University ($9,004)

 

Citizenship and Social Service: Violence Against Women in South Asian Communities of the GTA.
Principal Investigator: A. Korteweg (University of Toronto)
Co-Applicant: Lisa Barnoff
Funding
: CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, Research Grant ($19,678)

 

 

>> VIEW ALL of Lisa Barnoff’s research projects.


Selected Publications

  • (Accepted)  Essential cogs in the innovation machine: The discourse of innovation in Ontario. K. Moffatt, M. Panitch, H. Parada, S. Todd, L. Barnoff, J. Aslett, I. Molina. Review of Education Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. 38(2):pages TBD.
  • (2015) What does social justice leadership look like in the context of New Managerialism?  L. Barnoff, K. Moffatt, M. Panitch, H. Parada, S. Todd. Congress 2015. Canadian Association for Social Work Education. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • (2015) Social Work students as consumers?  S. Todd, L. Barnoff, K. Moffatt, M. Panitch, H. Parada, B. Strumm.  Congress 2015. Canadian Association for Social Work Education. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • (2015) Negotiating innovation.  M. Panitch, H. Parada, S. Todd, L. Barnoff, K. Moffatt Congress 2015. Canadian Association for Social Work Education. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • (2015) Faculty  forms of negotiation. H. Parada, S. Todd, L. Barnoff, K. Moffatt, M. Panitch, A. Ibarra. Congress 2015. Canadian Association for Social Work Education. Ottawa, Ontario.

>> VIEW ALL of Lisa Barnoff’s publications.