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Kathryn Woods, PhD

Assistant Professor
Social Work Department
Social Work
Phone: (231) 591-2760
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Colorado State University, Education
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Colorado at Denver, Domestic Violence Program Management
  • Master of Social Work, Arizona State University, Child Welfare Specialization
  • BS, The Pennsylvania State University, Human Development and Family Studies, Spanish Minor

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Institute, Institute on Inclusion and Inclusive Classrooms, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, United States
  • Institute for Learning and Teaching Short Courses, Best Practices for Online Course Design, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
  • Institute for Learning and Teaching Short Courses, Integrating Non-Native English Speakers Into Classrooms, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
  • Faculty Learning Community, Shoah (Holocaust and genocide testimony) Learning Community, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, United States

Biography

Kathryn Woods earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State. She then earned her M.S.W. at Arizona State with a child welfare specialization and her M.P.A. from University of Colorado at Denver with a concentration in domestic violence program management. She earned her Ph.D. in social work from Colorado State University. Kathryn worked for 8 years in non-profit crisis intervention and sexual assault and domestic violence intervention, and for 9 years in college campus victim advocacy. She had been teaching in BSW, MSW and women's studies programs since 2004. Kathryn has a miniature dachshund and loves to read, sing and play guitar.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Book Chapter
    Woods, K. (2017). "Campus Victim Advocacy and Its Role in Supporting Survivors of Interpersonal Violence," Campus Sexual Assault: A Reference Handbook.
  • Woods, K. (2008). "Intimate Partner Violence," Battleground: Women & Gender. Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Journal Article
    Woods, K. (2006). "Recognition Without Intervention: Transforming the anti-LGBTQ School Climate," Journal of Poverty. 10 (2). pp. 5-26.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Holcomb, D. (Presenter), Woods, K. (Presenter), National Association of Social Work - Michigan Chapter State Meeting, "Trauma, Neuroscience, and Intervention Strategies," National Association of Social Work, Battle Creek, Michigan, (September 27, 2019).
  • Poster
    Woods, K., "Trauma and the Brain," Munson Behavioral Health, (November 10, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K. (Panelist), Panel, "Disability Debunked," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (October 31, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K., Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, "Media Representation of Women and Sexual Violence: An Exploration of Print Advertisements," Grand Rapids, MI, (October 21, 2017).
  • Poster
    Woods, K. (Presenter), National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, "Considering Race and Ethnicity in College Campus Victim Advocacy," University of Oklahoma, Austin, TX, (May 17, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K., Women’s History Month, "Gender & Violence in Print Media: An Analysis," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (March 21, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K. (Presenter), WINGS Foundation Conference for Survivors and Professionals, "Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Skills for Survivors in Crisis," WINGS Foundation, Denver, CO, (September 12, 2015).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K. (Presenter), Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, "Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Considering the Impact of Gender and Race on Clients of Victim Advocates," Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Vail, CO, (June 17, 2015).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K. (Presenter), Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, "Victim Advocacy on College Campuses: Why it’s Different," Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Vail, CO, (June 16, 2015).
  • Oral Presentation
    Woods, K. (Presenter), Malsam, C. (Presenter), Webinar for Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, "Sensory Grounding Skills: Practical Tips for Survivors in Crisis," Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Fort Collins, CO, (January 15, 2014).