Katharine Hill, MPP, MSW, PhD, LISW

BSW Program Director / Associate Professor

651-962-5809

katharine.hill@stthomas.edu

Social work is optimism made real. By believing in the possibility of social change and social justice, social workers take steps to create a better future for all. My role as social work faculty is to educate students to become leaders, advocates, and change agents in their communities, using the knowledge, values, and skills that are the foundation of our profession.

  • Social policy and advocacy
  • Foster care and adoption for older youth
  • Child welfare and children with disabilities
  • Social work licensure and regulation
  • Macro practice social work

Ph.D., Social Work
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 2010
Minor: Research Methods and Evaluation

Master of Social Work
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 2001
Concentration: Human Services Management

Master of Public Policy
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 2001
Concentration: Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Bachelor of Arts, History
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1994
Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, 2014–Present

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, 2009–2014

Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, 2008

Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas, 2007–2009

Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Work, Augsburg College, 2008

State Technical Assistance Specialist, North Central Regional Resource Center, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 2005–2006

Program Coordinator, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 2003–2005

Connecting to Success Program Coordinator, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 2002–2003

Program Director, Admission Possible, St. Paul, MN, 2001

Hill, K. & Moore, F. (2015). "The Post-Adoption Needs of Adoptive Parents of Children with Disabilities." Accepted for publication in Journal of family social work.

Hill, K., Toft, J. Garret, K., Ferguson, S. & Kuechler, C. (2014). "Assessing Clinical MSW Students Attitudes, Attributions, and Responses regarding Poverty." Accepted for publication in Journal of poverty.

Hill, K. & Koester, S. (2014). "“All he needed was love”: An examination of the impact of permanency on young adults’ special education experiences." Accepted for publication in Children and Schools.

Donaldson, L., Hill, K., Ferguson, S., Fogel, S. & Erickson, C. (2014). "Contemporary Social Work Licensure: Implications for Our Profession." Social Work, 59(1), 52-61.

Hill, K. & Ferguson, S. (2014). "Web 2.0 in Social Work Macro Practice: Ethical Considerations and Questions." Journal of social work values and ethics, 11 (1), http://www.jswve.org/index.php/spring-2014-volume-11-no-1.

Hill, K. (2013). "Special education experiences of older foster youth with disabilities: An analysis of state administrative data." Journal of Public Child Welfare, 7 (2013), p.520-535.

Hill, K. (2013). "Federal policies impacting youth with disabilities transitioning out of foster care." CW 360, Spring 2013, p.11.

Hill, K. (2012). "The prevalence of older youth with disabilities in out of home placement: An analysis of state administrative data." Child welfare, 91 (4), p.61-84.

Hill, K. (2012). "Permanency and placement for older youth with disabilities: an analysis of state administrative data." Children and youth services review, 34 (8), 1418-1424.

Lightfoot, E., Hill, K. & LaLiberte, T. (2011). "Prevalence of children with disabilities in the child welfare system." Children and youth services review, 33 (11), 2069-2075.

Hill, K., Lightfoot, E., & Kimball, E. (2010). "Independent living services for youth with disabilities as they transition from foster care." Child welfare, 89 (6), 62-81.

Hill, K., Ferguson, S. & Erickson, C. (2010). "Sustaining and strengthening a macro identity: Association of Macro Practice Social Work." Journal of community practice, 18 (4), 513-527.

Lightfoot, E., Hill, K, & LaLiberte, T. (2010). "Disability statutes in the termination of parental rights and other child custody statutes." Child Abuse & Neglect 34 (2010), 927-934.

Hill, K. & Timmons, J., & Opsal, C. (2010). "E-mentoring for older youth with disabilities." In Scigliano, D. (Ed). Telementoring in the K-12 classroom: Online communication technologies for learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Hill, K (2009). "IDEA 2004 and the John H. Chaffee Foster Care Independence Act of 1999: What are the policy implications for youth with disabilities transitioning from foster care?" Child welfare, 88(2).

Hill, K. & Lightfoot E. (2008). "The dilemma between easing service access through a clear diagnosis of disability and unease in assigning labels to people with disabilities: A case study illustration using foster care transition services." Journal of social work values and ethics, 5(3).

Hill, K (2008). "A strengths-based framework for social policy: barriers and possibilities." Journal of policy practice, 7 (2-3), 106-121.

Nesmith, A., Hill, K., Smyth, N. (2015). "Integrating Environmental Justice & Advocacy into Social Work Education & Practice." Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Hill, K., Nesmith, A., Christopherson, K., & Koester, S. (2014). "Fostering Lasting Relationships for Youth in Out-of-Home Placement." Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis MN.

Hill, K., Tinucci, M., Grant, L., & Kim, J.R. (2014). "Increasing School Stability & School Success for Children & Youth in Foster Care: A Collaborative Approach Between Child Welfare & Special Education." Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Hill, K., Donaldson, L., Erickson, C., Ferguson, S., & Fogel, S. (2013). "The Impact of Licensing on Macro Social Work Education and Practice." 2013 Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Hill, K., LaLiberte, T., & Kim, J (2013). "Collaboration to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities in Child Welfare." Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.