Liz Joyce, M.S.W., LICSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Liz Joyce smiles at the camera wearing a button down shirt.

Liz Joyce is a clinical social worker who has worked in schools for over fifteen years. Joyce earned a B.S. in human development and family studies from the University of Connecticut and a M.S.W. from Simmons University. Joyce’s first year placement at Simmons SSW was at the Carroll School and she has been practicing school social work ever since. Currently, Joyce is the school counselor at Nashoba Brooks School where she also chairs the Student Support Team, sits on the Inclusivity Leadership Team, and co-advises SAGA (Sexualities and Genders Alliance). Joyce is dedicated to creating and sustaining inclusive, relationally-based communities. In 2022, Joyce was a Global Action Research Collaborative fellow and presented her findings at the International Coalition of Girls Schools’ Global Forum. Her research focused on teaching skills to enable students to lean into difficult conversations. Joyce is beyond thrilled to be teaching at Smith this summer.