School of Social Work

Ana Lazar, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Professor

Office Location

G26 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018

Please call or email for an appointment


(207) 780-4121

Academic Degrees

  • MSW, Boston University, 1972
  • Doctorate Degree, Simmons College, 1995


Dr. Ana Lazar will be on Educational Leave for the Spring 2017 semester. She will be in Central America doing research and will have intermittent internet service. If you wish to email Dr. Lazar, please be patient, as it may take her some time to respond.

Dr. Lazar has been a member of the School of Social Work since 1975. She received her MSW degree from Boston University in 1972 with concentrations in groupwork and casework. She completed a doctoral degree in 1995 at Simmons College School of Social Work with a dissertation about social work practice and television violence.  Dr. Lazar teaches in the Human Behavior and the Social Environment and Practice sequences. Her practice experience has been in the areas of child mental health, adolescent pregnancy, and school social work.

Research Interests

She has a strong interest in cross-cultural communication and regularly participates as an interpreter, fund-raiser, and faculty support person with the USM School of Nursing in their Dominican Republic Health and Outreach Program, a clinical training site for nursing students.