Lisa Kiesel, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Assistant Professor

651-690-6709

lrkiesel@stkate.edu

My teaching and research are informed appreciably by my extensive social work practice career. I seek to promote within students critical, clinical, and systems thinking skills as well as flexibility and perseverance in just response to human need in an ever-changing environment.

  • Clinical practice with children, adolescents, and families
  • Child welfare
  • Promotion of equal opportunity and inclusion

Ph.D., Social Work
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 2013

Master of Social Work, Children, Youth, and Families
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1996

Bachelor of Science, Social Work / English
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993

Winner of the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Public Child Welfare for The relationship between child maltreatment, intimatepartner violence exposure, and academic performance. (2016-2017)

Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle Graduate Student Award College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. (2012).

Title IV-E Child Welfare Ph.D. Fellowship, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. (2010).

DOVE (Diversity Of Views and Experience) Fellowship, Graduate School Diversity Office, University of Minnesota. (2009).

2018-19 - Partnership in Teaching Grant, University of St. Thomas. Mapping Social Justice Project ($2000 graduate student stipend).

2017-2020 - Minnesota Department of Health, Health Professional Clinical Training and Expansion Grant Program. Clinical Social Work Expansion Project (CSWEP): $122,000). Co-PI’s: Lisa Richardson & Lisa Kiesel.

2016-2017 - CSWE Policy Practice Field Education Initiative Community Engagement Grant: Mapping Social Justice Project ($9,880).

2016-2017 - APDC /ORSP St. Catherine University Scholarly Projects Grant Research project: Professional social workers with disabilities:
Employment Opportunities and Challenges ($3,450).

2016 - Faculty Development Center Teaching Enhancement Grant, University of St. Thomas. Curriculum collaboration with Dr. Lance Peterson ($4000).

2012 - Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle Graduate Student Award. College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota ($2000).

2010-2011 - PreVAiL research grant, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) and Institute of Neurosciences Mental Health and Addictions (INMHA) to PreVAiL Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence across the Lifespan, ($15,000).

2010-2011 - Title IV-E Child Welfare Ph.D. Fellowship, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota.

2009-2010 - DOVE (Diversity Of Views and Experience) Fellowship, Graduate School Diversity Office, University of Minnesota.

  • Theory/Pract of Social Work I
  • Meth of Social Work Research
  • Social Policy & Program Devel
  • Applied Research Seminar

Clinical social worker, Private Practice: Lisa R Kiesel LICSW, LLC, 2005–2014

Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work; St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas, 2012–2013

Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Scholastica, 2011–2013

Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota School of Social Work, 2012–2013

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota School of Social Work; Gamble Skogmo, 2011–2012

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota School of Social Work; CASCW, 2010–2011

Mental Health Professional, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 2005–2007

Out-patient therapist, Minneapolis Counseling Clinic, 2005

Mental Health Professional, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 2001–2005

Social Worker II, Juvenile Horizons - Wilder Foundation, 2000–2001

Case Manager / Therapist, Ryther Child Center, 1998–2000

Clinical social worker, The Children's Place Association, 1996–1998

Family Support Specialist, Perinatal Treatment Services, 1995–1996

Counseling and Advocacy Assistant, DC Rape Crisis Center, 1993–1994

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Kiesel L.R. & Abdill, L.R. (in press). Mapping Social Justice: Integrating Policy Practice Across the Curriculum. Accepted by Journal of Social Work Education.

Kiesel, L.R., Dezelar, S., & Lightfoot, E. (in press). Challenges, barriers, and opportunities: Social workers with disabilities and experiences in field education. Accepted by Journal of Social Work Education. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2018.1507365

Gaston, N.R., Randall, J.M., & Kiesel, L.R. (2018). Physician assisted suicide and midwest social workers: Where do we stand?. Journal of
Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
, 14 (1), 73-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2018.1433097

Kiesel, L.R., Piescher, K., & Edleson, J. (2016). The relationship between child maltreatment, intimate partner violence exposure, and academic performance. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 10(4), 434-456. .doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2016.1209150

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Kiesel, L.R. (2017). Research in child welfare using secondary data: Transforming, merging, and making sense of administrative and risk assessment data. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, England: SAGE. doi:10.4135/9781526404381

Kiesel, L.R. (2017). Using interpretive description methodology for social work research: Understanding relationships for change in treatment foster care. In SAGE
Research Methods Cases
, London, England: SAGE. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473989191

PUBLICATION UNDER REVIEW

Kiesel, L.R., Dezelar, S., & Lightfoot, E. (revised / under review). Equity in social work employment: Opportunity and challenges for social workers with disabilities. Submitted to Disability & Society.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Kiesel, L.R., Hill, K.,Toft, J., & Winkler, C. (2016). Civic engagement in the school of social work. The Companion Newsletter, The Office of Civic Engagement, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

Kiesel, L.R. (2013). An exploration of the relationship between children in treatment foster care and their caregivers (Doctoral dissertation).
Retrieved from University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy ( http://hdl.handle.net/11299/161011 ).

Kiesel, L., Piescher, K., & Edleson, J. (2013). Examining the association of children’s academic performance with their exposure to parental intimate partner violence and child maltreatment (Minn-LInK Brief No. 15). Available at: http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/ml-15-childrens-academic-parental-ipv-maltreatment/maltreatment/.

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (2011). Child Welfare 360° 2011: Child Welfare And Technology. Laliberte, T., Snyder, E., & Kiesel, L.R. (Eds). School of Social Work, University of Minnesota.

Kiesel, L.R., Piescher, K.N., & Edleson, J.L. (2011). Final report for PreVAiL research Project grant, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of
Gender and Health and Institute of Neurosciences Mental Health and Addictions.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Kiesel, L.R. (in progress). “An observation”: Vulnerability and protective factors in prevention of vicarious trauma in social work practice.

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTAIONS

Kiesel L.R., Abdill, L.R., & Peterson, L.T. (June 18, 2018). Organizing for the social justice fight. Workshop / presentation at the NASW-MN 28 th Annual Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN.

Kiesel, L.R., Dezelar, S., & Lightfoot, E. (Jan. 13, 2018). Equity in social work employment: Opportunity and challenges for social workers with disabilities. Interactive Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C.

Kiesel, L.R. (Oct 20, 2017). The Mapping Social Justice Project: Integrating Macro/ Mezzo Across a Clinical Program. Oral Presentation presented at CSWE 63rd Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Kiesel, L.R. (June 3, 2017). The Mapping Social Justice Project: Targeted Integration of Policy and Community Engagement Across a Clinical Curriculum. Workshop presentation at Influencing Social Policy (ISP) Policy Conference 2.0, St. Louis, MO.

Kiesel, L.R., Dezelar, S., & Lightfoot, E. (2016, November). Professional Social Workers With Disabilities: Employment Opportunities and Challenges. Oral
presentation presented at the Council on Social Work Education 62 and Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Kiesel, L.R. (2015, October). Disability and Professional Employment Shaping the future of social work. Interactive Poster presented at the Council on Social Work Education 61 st Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO.

Kiesel, L.R. (2014, July). An Exploration of Relationship For Children in Treatment Foster Care and Their Caregivers. Paper presented at the Foster Family-based
Treatment Association 2014 Annual Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Kiesel, L.R. (2014, January). An Exploration of Relationship For Children in Treatment Foster Care and Their Caregivers. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

Haight, W., Kayama, M., Kiesel, L.R., Kincaid, T., & Evans, K. (2013, January). Educators' and Child Welfare Professionals' Perceptions of the Academic Achievement and School Functioning of Children Dually Involved in Child Welfare and Special Education. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.

Kiesel, L.R. (2012, January). Direct and Indirect Child Exposure to Violence: Effects On Academic Performance and Disability. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

Kiesel, L.R. (2011, May). Child Welfare Policy For Older Youth: Bounded Innovation. University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Social Policy Conference.

Kiesel, L.R. (2010, May). Minnesota’s Early Juvenile Court Experiment: 1899-1917. University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Historical Research Conference.

OTHER POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Kiesel, L.R. (Oct 19, 2017). The Mapping Social Justice Project: Integrating Macro/ Mezzo Across a Clinical Program. Poster Presentation at Innovation Showcase on Integrating Policy Practice in Field; CSWE 63 rd Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Kayama, M., & Kiesel, L.R. (2012, November). Disability and child welfare in cultural context: A comparative study of U.S. and Japanese children's experiences at school. Office for Equity and Diversity; Gallery of Excellence, University of Minnesota.

Kayama, M., & Kiesel, L.R. (2012, March). Disability and child welfare in cultural context: A comparative study of U.S. and Japanese children's experiences at school. Winner in the Diversity & Globalization category at the College of Education and Human Development Research Day, University of Minnesota.

Kiesel, L.R. (2011, May). Direct and Indirect Child Exposure to Violence: Effects On Academic Performance and Disability. Graduate Research Day, University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.