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Kathleen Boland - Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA, US

Kathleen Boland Kathleen Boland

Professor of Social Work | Cedar Crest College


Professor of Social Work





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Kathleen Boland is a Professor of Social Work at Cedar Crest College. She received her Ph.D. from Marywood University in 2002, and has also completed degrees at Adelphi University (MSW) and Elizabethtown College (BA). Her research focuses upon ethics in social work professional practice. She is an approved Act 31 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Trainer for Mandated Reporters through Pennsylvania DHS. Publications and presentations include Child Abuse Recognition, Social Work Ethics and Social Media, Ethical issues related to confidentiality, duty to warn and boundaries.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Social Services Research Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (5)

Social Work Ethics Medical Ethics Medical Social Work Research Methods Act 31 Trainer

Education (3)

Marywood University: Ph.D., Social Work 2002

Adelphi University: M.S.W., Social Work

Elizabethtown College: B.A., Psychology

Affiliations (3)

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education

Media Appearances (1)

Cedar Crest College trains workers to report child abuse in wake of Jerry Sandusky scandal

LehighValleyLive  online


"What we are doing here is offering the two-hour training required for social workers and other licensed professionals who are considered 'mandated reporters' who need this training prior to the renewal of their license," said Kathleen Boland, a Cedar Crest professor of social work. "The key thing for people to understand is that they can only get this training from a state-approved instructor and there are only a few approved providers in the state."

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Articles (2)

A Campus Survey of Faculty and Student Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability


A positive classroom climate is essential to the success of students with disabilities
in higher education. In a study of 268 students and 76 faculty members at a small liberal arts
women's college in eastern Pennsylvania, participants responded to statements about ...

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General education and civic engagement: An empirical analysis of pedagogical possibilities The Journal of General Education


Faculty and administrators should explore a general education curriculum as the
platform for a commitment to civic engagement. The results of this assessment study support
the claim that faculty produce changes in student attitudes toward engaged citizenship ...

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