Alan J. Lipps, LPC, LMSW

Associate Professor of Social Work

Degrees
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1993
M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University, 1996
M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington, 1999
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2002

Phone
325.674.4889

Email
alan.lipps@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise

  • Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Research

Recent scholarship:

  • Lipps, A. & White, K. Knowledge of Aging, Job Satisfaction, and Patient Morale in Long-Term Care: The Social Work Role. Presented at the National Association of Social Workers Texas Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.
  • Lipps, A. (2013). What is This thing Called Social Science? In K. Cukrowski (Ed.). Cornerstone Textbook. Abilene Christian University iBook.
  • Winter, T., Paris, W., Pruett, C. D., White, K. Reeger, J. & Lipps, A. (2013). Creating Opportunities for Faculty and Student Scholarship in Aging through Community Partnerships. Panel Discussion Presented at the Southwestern Association of Social Sciences Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisianna.
  • Lipps, A. J. & Crossman, M. (2012). Social Work Students Attitudes about Aging. Paper presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's 39th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Lipps, A. J. & Preiss, K. (2012). Faculty Mentoring Students in Evidence-Based-Practice. Workshop presented at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work 62nd Convention 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Lipps, A. J. & Crossman, M. (2012). Social Work Students Attitudes about Aging. Poster presented at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work 62nd Convention 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • NASW-Texas Branch Chairs (October, 2011). So You Want to Be A Branch Chair? Roundtable Discussion. Presented at the 2011 National Association of Social Workers/Texas Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Lipps, A. J., & Searcy, V. (October, 2011). The Evidence-Based Curriculum and University/Social Service Agency Partnerships. 2011 National Association of Social Workers/Texas Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Lipps, A. J., & Hamm, S. J. (2011). Teaching the Logic, Process, and Skills Required for Evidence-Based-Practice. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education, 57th Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Lipps, A. J., Moran, A., & Wallander, A. (2011). Using Problem-Based Learning to Teach Practice and Program Evaluation. Workshop presented at North American Association of Christians in Social Work 60th Convention 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Professional memberships/honors:

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christian Social Workers

Originally from: Brownsville, Texas

Work of literature, art or music you would recommend: Iliad and Odyssey by Homer

Why you do what you do: I want to be the best that I can be and doing this seems to be what I do best.

What you want to give your students: An A+. My hope is that I can give students love, hope, joy, peace and understanding.

What you expect from your students: I expect students to try hard--to strive for perfection, but be content with imperfection and to be who God created them to be.

Why you are at ACU: ACU is a great university, a good place to work and a place that allows me to develop and use my idiosyncratic set of gifts.

Personal:

Family

  • Wife: Lilia C. Lipps
  • No human children but 4 dogs:
  • Tiger, Rigel, Hercules and Goodness Gracious (GiGi)

Outside interests include dog care and training, fishing, chemistry, biology, physics, animal science

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