MSW, Temple University
BA, Messiah College
Moral Reasoning, Ethical Decision Making, Social Work Education, Radical Social Work, LGBT Issues
Prior to joining the PhD Program at the University of Maryland, Rachel worked for nearly 15 years in various human service positions within state government as well as within non-profit and for-profit agencies. Much of her employment experience has been in direct service, specifically in workforce development. Rachel’s professional experiences have sensitized her to the workforce development needs of human service professionals, specifically those providing direct care to individuals receiving agency services. More recently, she has developed an interest in moral reasoning and ethics education as well as the relationship between social work practice and political and economic theory.