Kristina S. Lind, PhD, LICSW

Associate Professor of Social Work; Department Chair Social Work

BA, Northwestern University; AM, University of Chicago; PhD, Loyola University

Office: Hyde Hall 418B, Phone: (603) 535-3077

About Kristina Lind

I am a relative newcomer to New Hampshire. This was an active choice as I was ready to give up urban life in Chicago where I practiced social work for over 30 years and also taught at private and public universities, primarily at the graduate level. I looked around for a more rurally positioned state school with an undergraduate social work program. I knew, on my very first visit to PSU, that this was the program for me, despite the fact I visited on a very cold day in a typical NH winter. I fell in love with the community in which PSU is located, the faculty I met, but mostly with the students who make PSU such a special place.

Now as Chair of the Department, I am committed to supporting a strong academic social work curriculum that both attracts and fosters a passion for social and economic justice in our local, national, and global communities. I am always looking for opportunities to engage students in professional activities such as participation on state-wide committees, in professional presentations, and in social work related fieldtrips.

I am also the Coordinator of the Child Welfare Title IV-E Educational Tuition Partnership. In this role I am responsible for the Child Welfare and Child Maltreatment courses and try to recruit those students who have a passion for working within NH’s child protection system. I am faculty advisor to the Social Work Club which has a core mission to provide service to our community and am the advisor to the department’s Phi Alpha Honor Society. Please click on the respective icons for more detailed information on each of these programs.

Whether you are a prospective student, a parent of a prospective student, a current student or just a curious individual, please feel free to email me if you would like further information. I welcome all interested students to meet with one of our faculty and to visit if you are in the area. It goes without saying, that if you are alum, I and others here want to hear about how you are doing so email, drop by, or call.

Courses Taught

SW2200 – Introduction to Social Work
SW3510 – Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention I
SW3520- Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention II
SW3130 – Child Welfare and Family Services
SW3150 – Child Maltreatment
SW4020 – Social Work Research Methods
Social Work Practicum Field Liaison