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Kathleen Woehrle joined CMU Faculty in 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in community development, focusing primarily on disparities in K-12 education and health care. She has extensive experience teaching undergraduate social work students in areas of human behavior in the social environment (HBSE), policy, and research. Dr. Woehrle continues to study the impact of foster care on children's emotional and academic well-being.


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1996
  • M.S.W., Ohio State University,1995
  • M.S., Human Ecology, Michigan State University, 1989
  • B.S., Education and Human Ecology, Michigan State University, 1986

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • HSBE
  • Policy
  • Research Methods

Research Interests

  • K-12 Academic/School Achievement
  • International and Community Development
  • Health care disparities
  • Foster Care and Adoption