Laura Danforth (Ph.D., LCSW, MSW) is a licensed clinical social worker and an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She currently teaches graduate-level courses, including Social Welfare Policies as well as Management and Community Practice Methods, which prepare future masters-level social workers to engage in policy practice and work efficiently with communities and organizations. She is currently the Chair of the Management and Community Practice (MCP) track of the Masters of Social Work program and helps students develop skills that will allow them to initiate and guide macro-level change efforts in order to further social justice.


As a critical race scholar, her research interests revolve around education equity as well as resiliency practices within marginalized communities.

Laura Danforth

Board Co-Secretary