Lisa Pay

Professor of Social Work

Lisa Dawson Pay, LCSW, professor of social work, received her master of social work degree from Indiana University. She has been the field coordinator for the social work program since 2002. She has practiced social work with the seriously mentally ill, persons impacted by domestic violence, and children and families. Professor Pay directed the Counseling Center at the IU for 10 years prior to beginning teaching in 1999.

Professor Pay has implemented several Christ-based 12-step recovery programs for churches and organizations, such as Celebrate Recovery. She created a college-based recovery program based on cognitive theory and Christian principles. She is a sought-after speaker for church, college, counseling seminars, and youth groups. She has an active private practice with Lives Transforming Ministry in Fishers, Indiana.

Specialty areas include cognitive therapy with individuals and families, marital and couples counseling, adolescent anxiety and depression, spiritual formation, and addictions. Her course load includes Introduction to Sociology, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Human Sexuality, and Thought Life and Spiritual Growth.
Professor of Social Work
B.A., Anderson University
M.S.W., Indiana University-Purdue University: Indianapolis