Welcome! Karen Zgoda began work on her PhD in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston in September 2017. She taught social work at Bridgewater State University, Simmons College, Boston College, Salem State University, and Wheelock College. She was nominated for the Presidential Award for Distinguished Part-time Teaching at Bridgewater State University. Since 2000, Karen has been hosting online social work chats and is currently a chat partner for the #MacroSW Twitter chats focused on macro social work practice. Karen previously wrote the SW 2.0 technology column for The New Social Worker Magazine and served as an AmeriCorps *VISTA member and project coordinator at CTCNet working on digital divide issues. Her research and pedagogical interests include technology in social work and education, macro social work, social policy, and research methods.
Specialties: Teaching research, Twitter chats, LCSW, Non-profit Organizations, Academic Editing, Blogging, Mixed Methods Research, and Qualitative Research.