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Dr. Lia Willis

Dr. Lia Willis earned her MSW and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Missouri. She has practiced as a medical social worker, oncology social worker and psychotherapist. Dr. Willis holds certification as a Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dr Willis has taught for the college since 2001 and has taught across the curriculum.

Dr. Willis also volunteers in the community with a homeless shelter and crisis pregnancy center.

Human Services courses Dr. Willis has taught at Columbia College:

  • Introduction to Human Services (HUMS 105)
  • Working with Individuals (HUMS 250)
  • Exploring Research (HUMS 300)
  • Working with Groups (HUMS 335)
  • Working with Families (HUMS 340)
  • Social Gerontology (HUMS 350)
  • Disabilities (HUMS 375)
  • Substance Abuse (HUMS 380)
  • Mental Health (HUMS 385)
  • Child Welfare (HUMS 390)
  • Senior Seminar (HUMS 495)

Contact Dr. Lia Willis

Office Location: STC 326
Phone Number: (573) 875-7530
Email Address:


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