Kristina S. Lind, PhD, LICSW
Associate Professor of Social Work; Program Coordinator-Social Work
BA, Northwestern University; AM, University of Chicago; PhD, Loyola University
Office: Samuel Read Hall 229, Phone: (603) 535-3077
Office Hours: Fall 2018-M 9:30-11:30 AM and by appointment
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 Program Coordinator, 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 field trips.
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.
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.
SW2400-Professional Writing for Social Work
SW3610 – 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
Social Work Practicum Field Liaison