Department of Social Work

School of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Schmitz

Cathryne L. Schmitz (Ph.D., Ohio State University;  MSW, University of Washington). Professor in the Department of Social Work: Her scholarship focuses on global engagement, leadership, interdisciplinary education, organizational development and community building, critical multiculturalism, analysis of the privilege/oppression nexus, environmental sustainability, and peacebuilding. She is engaged in intercultural global education, knowledge building, and curriculum development. She has numerous publications and is currently focusing in the areas of identity and culture, interdisciplinary knowledge building, environmental justice, and organizational/community transformation. She has expanded her focus through her cross-disciplinary appointments with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and the Program in Women and Gender Studies. She also contributes to and learns from her work in the community and with the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians.


Her areas of interest are :

  • leadership and organizational behavior,
  • critical multiculturalism,
  • privilege/oppression,
  • global engagement,
  • community building,
  • and environmental sustainability.

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