The Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers has named the School of Social Work’s Lane Victorson as its Field Instructor of the Year.
Lane Victorson, MSW, has been a field instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work since 2005 and is clearly an inspiration to the students he leads. He has been involved in community practice ever since serving in the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros Islands as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1992-1994. Lane currently works with University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Social Work Community Outreach Services (SWCOS) as the director of all community organizing initiatives. This includes coordinating the Neighborhood Fellows Program and serving the role of a Clinical Faculty Field Instructor for 8-10 students. The fellowship places students with organizations and schools working within Baltimore City neighborhoods on a variety of community revitalization and building initiatives. Additionally, Victorson coordinates the UMB Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps USA Fellows Program, which offers competitive fellowships to returning volunteers who attend the UMB School of Social Work.
Victorson is an alumnus of the UMBC Shriver Center Peaceworker Program, another fellows program that drew him from the high plains of Kansas to Baltimore City where he has been a resident for nearly 20 years. Victorson is also an adjunct professor for the UMB SSW teaching courses in macro practice, community organizing, and community economic development.