Laura N. Honegger

Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

I graduated from the BSW program at the University of St. Francis, where my passion for helping others was truly galvanized and where I first realized the potential that a degree in social work could hold. For nearly a decade I served individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use issues, and worked with diverse adolescent, adult, and elderly populations. I also have extensive training in motivational interviewing, and I am dedicated to teaching and promoting the use of evidence-based practices. I am honored to be back at USF, and hope to inspire, and be inspired by, future generations of social workers.

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Research Interest/Focus:

  • Intersection of the criminal justice and mental health systems
  • Evidence-based criminal justice diversion programs
  • Mental health disparities
  • Co-occurring disorders treatment
  • Family violence
  • Homelessness


Teaching Areas:

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Social Work Practice I
  • Advanced Social Work Practice II


Organizational Memberships:

National Association of Social Work