Welcome! Karen Zgoda is a social worker at the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families and social work instructor at Brandman Univerity. She previously taught social work at Bridgewater State University, Simmons University, Boston College, Salem State University, and Wheelock College. Karen 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 founder and 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.