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Lanny Endicott

Oral Roberts University
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

Professional Objectives:

-Facilitate students developing social work competencies
-Encourage the practice of community organization in social work
-Assist professionals in self-care strategies
-Promote social work education and its practice internationally

Currently, Dr. Endicott is Director of the Social Work Program at Oral Roberts University. He has been with the university for 40 years. 

He also serves as President of the South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation, a neighborhood organization that sponsors the South Tulsa Community House for providing services to low-income neighbors in the 61st and Peoria area of south Tulsa. The organization is in partnership with area churches, foundations, City of Tulsa, Union Public Schools, and several  social service agencies. Oral Roberts University students perform practicums and internships at the site.

Dr. Endicott is a case management consultant for child welfare supervisors for the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Department of Human Services. He provides similar service to the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. Additionally, he performs critical incident stress debriefings for child welfare workers in Oklahoma. He is a regular presenter on the subjects of stress management, secondary trauma, and burnout prevention to child welfare, professional counselor/social work, and ministerial groups. He was selected Social Worker of the Year in 2003 and is past President  (2009-2010) of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-OK). As NASW-OK President, he represented the organization on the Oklahoma State Board for Licensed Social Workers.

Dr. Endicott has traveled to Russia on numerous occasions working with Children’s Hope Chest and Orphan’s Tree organizations to provide summer and winter camps for older orphans. He currently teaches and consults with the social work department of the Russian Orthodox University and Institute for Social Work and Counseling (affiliated with the Word of Life Church) in Moscow. He also participated in creating a small foundation, OKAssist (Oklahoma Aid Supplying Scholarships for International Student Training), to facilitate training opportunities for international students seeking social work or related training in Oklahoma colleges and universities.

He is licensed in Oklahoma as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has degrees from Missouri State University (BS), University of Missouri-Columbia (MSSW), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Dr. Endicott and his wife, Nancy, both serve through Southern Hills Baptist Church (Tulsa), where he is a deacon (and past chairman of the Deacon Council). He currently serves on the board of the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa (co-chairs the Veterans Initiative), and in the past served on the Tulsa Human Rights Commission (including time as Chair) and Venture Grant Committee of the Tulsa Area United Way. Additionally, he works as a site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education and makes visits to universities to review social work programs seeking reaffirmation of accreditation.

While at ORU, late 70s and early 80s, Dr. Endicott both taught social work classes and established the ORU Cross Country and Track Programs. He served as coach for an eight year stint. His last Cross Country team finished 11th in the 1984 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

He is married to wife Nancy (46 years) and has two sons: Luke and Tim. He enjoys family activities (including time with his grandchildren), photography, golf, biking, and running.


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