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 Kristen R. Humphrey, Ph.D, LMSW

Kristen R. Humphrey, Ph.D, LMSW

Associate Professor of Social Work / Social Work Program Director
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Office: 412H Russ Hall
Phone: 620-235-4329

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About Dr. Kristen Humphrey

Director, Social Work Program

Areas of Specialization
   Children and Youth
   Family Therapy
   Families and Disability

Dr. Humphrey re-joined the faculty in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences in 2008.  She previously taught at PSU in 1995-1996.  She earned her doctorate in Special Education at the University of Kansas where she was able to draw from the fields of social work and disability through work with the Beach Center on Families and Disability. Dr. Humphrey is interested in disability, foster care, and mental health.


Ph.D., Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.

M.S.W., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

B.S.W., Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, U.S.A.

Courses Taught

SWK 201 – Introduction to Social Work
SWK 221 – Basic Helping Skills
SWK 343 – Social Work with Families Impacted by Disability
SWK 375 – Multiculturalism and Diversity in Social Work Practice
SWK 465 – Social Welfare Policy Analysis
SWK 383 – Fundamentals of Research in Social Work
SWK 620 – Advanced Social Work Practice II
SWK 621 – Practicum in Social Work
SWK 622 – Integrative Seminar in Social Work

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