Missy Rowley, Ph.D.




Dr.Lucille “Missy” Rowley has been a clinical professor at USM School of Social Work for the last 19 years. She has been instrumental in serving children and families, consulting to agencies and training professionals to meet the needs of the “challenged” child at both home and in the classroom.


She was a Fellow at L.S.U. Medical School in Child Development and Developmental Disabilities after receiving her MSW in 1976 from Tulane University. Her undergraduate degree in Anthropology is from the University of New Orleans. In 1994 she received her Doctorate in Clinical research from Tulane University School of Social Work.


 As a parent of 6 children and a therapist/life coach to many, she embraces each child and family as unique and resilient with many strengths to be emphasized through learning, warmth and humor.  


Dr. Rowley  is an active member of many professional organizations including  the National Association of Social Workers, Agenda for Children, National Organization for the Prevention of Child Abuse, No Spank and local groups concerned with ending Family Violence and promoting holistic child safety, health and home life.


 Dr. Rowley has 20 years of forensic experience advocating for the rights of children. Her motto is: “Children are our greatest resources!”