Marcie Lazzari, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator ; Graduate Faculty
Lazzari, Marcie

Contact information

Dept: Social Work
Room: WCG 433
Phone: 253-692-5828


  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Denver, 1990.
  • M.S.W., Saint Louis University, 1971.


My personal/professional interests are varied but have a common thread of attempting to facilitate the empowerment of others and to maintain congruency among social work values and ethics and the actual work that I do. Feminist principles have guided my teaching and research efforts, and I have a strong interest in qualitative research approaches. There is so much to be accomplished, and I feel privileged to be working with others as we attempt to find ways to deliver more humane services for our clients who are increasingly faced with serious challenges.