Assistant MSW Online Field Director
Kristin received her MSW from Syracuse University in May of 1997, and acquired her licensure in 2002. She joined the field office in the fall of 2012 as an Internship Placement Coordinator. Kristin brings extensive experience in creating new initiatives and program design in child welfare, professional development and waiver programming, as well as specializes in early childhood development, trauma informed care and treatment, coping skills assessment, stress management and mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Since arriving in the field office, Kristin has served as the co-PI on the Upstate New York Mental and Behavioral Health Education Consortium (UNY-MBHEC) through federal grant funding (2012-2016) aimed to increase the capacity of trained social workers for veterans, military personnel and their families, and residents of medically undeserved or rural communities. Beginning in 2015, she assumed a lead role in the Continuing Education Program offering customized training within the broader social work licensed community, advancing the School of Social Work as a trusted leader in post-MSW education. For the past four years, Kristin has partnered with Adelphi University in delivering the Social Work Practice Fellows (SWPF): A Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors of Direct Practice across the Life Course. SWPF is a premier 36-hour certificate program featuring an advanced curriculum focused on complex supervisory and leadership issues. Currently she is the Principal Investigator on a three model comparison study grant in collaboration with Adelphi University focusing on the impact of traditional, in-service and distance models in the SWPF program.
Kristin chairs the Continuing Education Committee for the School of Social Work. She serves on the Online MSW Program Committee and Field Advisory Committee. Kristin is a Faculty Advisor for the graduate student organization Social Workers United.
Kristin has taught integrative field seminar in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently teaching both the residential and online graduate seminars (SWK 771), as well as assisting in the successful transition of residential coursework to an online learning platform. Kristin continues to provide training and consultation to local non-profit agencies within the practice community.
Master of Social Work (MSW), Syracuse University (1997)
Psychology (BA), State University of New York at Plattsburgh (1994)
SWK 435/445: Field Practicum I & II
SWK 436/446: Field Integrative Seminar I & II
SWK 671/672 Field Instruction I & II
SWK 771/772 Field Instruction I & II