Kristina M. Hash, Ph.D., LCSW
451 Ash St. PO Box 6830
Morgantown, WV 26505 Morgantown, WV 26506-6830
(304) 296-3262 (304) 293-3501, X3119
April, 2001 Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Social Work
Dissertation: Caregiving and Post-caregiving Experiences of Midlife and
Awards: Phi Kappa Phi, 1999; School of Social Work Service Award, 2001
June, 1996 West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Graduate Gerontology Certificate
December, 1993 West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Master of Social Work Degree
Concentration: Aging GPA: 4.0
December, 1990 The College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, MN)
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Majors: Psychology, Sociology Minor: Women's Studies
SOWK 540. Introduction to Social Work Practice. West Virginia University Division of Social Work (Fall, 2002- 2 sections). SOWK is a required Foundation-level course in the master's curriculum. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the profession and build basic intervention skills at the micro and macro levels of practice.
SLWK 603. Social Work and Social Justice. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (Fall, 2001 and Fall, 2000). SLWK 603 is a required Foundation-level course in the master's curriculum. The purpose of the course is to examine social work's commitment to social justice as related to oppressed groups in a multicultural society and to enhance student understanding of and appreciation for diversity in self and others.
Field Liaison. West Virginia University Division of Social Work (August, 2002 to present).
Field Liaison. Virginia Commonwealth School of Social Work (August, 1999 to May, 2000). Served as a field liaison for MSW/Certificate in Aging Studies students.
August, 2002 West Virginia University Division of Social Work
to present Assistant Professor
Teach social work courses at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, serve as an academic advisor and advisor field liaison to MSW students. Also engage in scholarly research and service activities.
October, 2001 Virginia Commonwealth University Dept of Internal Medicine (Richmond, VA)
to July, 2002 Research Coordinator, Project CHOICES
Responsible for data management and multi-site data coordination for a Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded clinical trial. Duties also include management of the randomization protocol and the supervision of research assistants.
April, 2000 Virginia Commonwealth University Dept of Psychiatry (Richmond, VA)
to Research Assistant, HIV Adherence Partners Project
August, 2001 Activities included: recruitment of study subjects, conduction of clinical interviews, development and maintenance of the project website (http://views.vcu.edu/hap), and data entry and statistical analysis for a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
January, 2000 Private Tutor
to May, 2000 Provided assistance and consultation related to multivariate statistical techniques for a social work graduate student.
April, 1999 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (Richmond, VA)
to May, 2000 Project Manager, Geriatric Rotational Education and Training Project
Provided oversight for Hartford Foundation one-year planning grant. Participated in the development of a consortium of field agencies and a model of geriatric-specific field experiences for MSW students.
August, 1997 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (Richmond, VA)
to August, 1999 Graduate Research Assistant
Activities included the development of a dissertation funding guide and moving guide for Ph.D. students, compiling of client data for the ACCESS Demonstration Project, and conduction of qualitative interviews and coding data for a gerontological research project.
May, 1998 Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities (Richmond, VA)
to January, 1999 Research Assistant
Activities included survey design, data analysis, and report of findings for various needs assessments and program evaluations.
January, 1998 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
to June, 1998 Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Interviewer, Richmond site
Conducted research interviews for the national evaluation of the ACCESS Demonstration Project, sponsored by the Federal Government’s Center for Mental Health Services.
August, 1995 Liberty Home Health Care (Greensboro and Durham, NC)
to August, 1997 Medical Social Worker
Provided counseling, case management, education, and access to community resources to patients and their families.
February, 1994 West Virginia University School of Social Work (Morgantown, WV)
to August, 1995 Director of Continuing Education
Responsible for planning, development, publicity, coordination, and financial management of continuing education programs.
August, 1992 West Virginia University Gerontology Center (Morgantown, WV)
to Graduate Assistant/MSW Intern
December, 1993 Provided logistic support for various projects including the WV Senior Games and the WV Aging Alliance and developed and conducted trainings for the Eldercare Volunteer Corps grant project.
March, 1991 The Christian Home of Johnstown, Inc. (Johnstown, PA)
to August, 1992 Case Manager, Residential Independent Living Program
(11/91-8/92) Responsible for independent living training, counseling, case management, intake screening and assessment, and program development.
Child Care Worker, Group Home/Emergency Shelter
(3/91-11/91) Provided guidance and supervision for at-risk youth.
Hash, K. M. (2002). Preliminary study of caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13 (4), 87-94.
Naleppa, M. J., & Hash, K. M. (2001). Home-based practice with older adults: Challenges and opportunities in the home environment. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 35 (1), 71-88.
Buck, D. M., Cox, A. W., Shannon, P., & Hash, K. (2001). Building collaboration among physicians and other Early Intervention providers: Practices that work. Infants and Young Children, 13 (4), 11-20.
Hash, K. M., & Cramer, E. P. (in press). Using qualitative methods to empower and uncover the unique experiences of gay and lesbian caregivers. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.
Netting, F. E., Hash, K. M., & Miller, J. (in press). Geriatric field education: Lessons learned from a planning grant. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Hash, K. M. (2002). Preliminary study of caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians. In D. C. Kimmel and D. L. Martin (Eds), Midlife and Aging in Gay America: Proceedings of the SAGE Conference 2000 (pp.87-94). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
Hash, K. M., & Ceperich, S. D. (in press). Workplace issues. In Morrow, D. F., & Messinger, L., Sexual orientation and gender issues in social work practice: Working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. New York: Columbia University Press.
Hash, K. M. (2000, Summer). Learning the depths of love: Caring for an older partner. The Networker: Newsletter of Pride Senior Network.
Conference and Professional Meeting Presentations
February, 2001 Caregiving experiences of midlife and older gay men and lesbians
Presentation given at the “kick-off” meeting of Senior Health Resource in Washington, DC
May, 2000 Caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians
Presentation given at the Senior Aging in a Gay Environment (SAGE) conference in New York, NY.
April, 2000 Geriatric rotational education and training
Paper presented with E. Netting and J. Miller at the Southern Gerontological Society Conference in Raleigh, NC
January, 2000 Caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians
Poster presentation given at the Society for Social Work Research Conference in Charleston, SC
November, 1998 Home-based practice with older adults: Challenges and opportunities in the home environment
Poster Presentation with M. J. Naleppa at the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America
March, 2001 Older lesbians
& February, 2000 Guest lecture given in Lesbian and Bisexual Women (SLWK 492/WST 391) course at Virginia Commonwealth University
November, 2000 Health care practice with gay men and lesbians
Guest lecture given in Social Work in Health Settings (SLWK 726) course at Virginia Commonwealth University
April, 2000 Caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians
Poster presentation given as part of the Recognizing Outstanding Student Scholars segment of the Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University. Chosen to be the representative from the School of Social Work.
April, 2000 Caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians
Poster presentation for the Graduate Student Research Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University.
February, 2000 Older gay men and lesbians and the continuum of care
& March, 1999 Guest lecture given in Aging and Public Policy (SLWK 710) course at Virginia Commonwealth University
December, 1999 Caregiving and post-caregiving experiences of older gay men and lesbians
Presentation given at the Doctoral Research Forum at Virginia Commonwealth School of Social Work. One of two students invited to present at the annual event
October, 1999 Safety and home visiting
Presentation for Field Instruction safety training at Virginia Commonwealth University
October, 1998 Older gay men and lesbians
Guest lecture given in Social Gerontology (GTY 605) course at Virginia Commonwealth University. Lecture videotaped for distance education program
August, 1993 to Eldercare Volunteer Corps trainings
December, 1993 Trainings conducted in Gilmer, Hardy, and Mercer Counties, WV for West Virginia University Center on Aging
Certified Master Social Worker; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (North Carolina)
American Society on Aging
Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW)
Gerontological Society of America
Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN)
National Association of Social Workers
Society for Social Work and Research
Community Coalition for Social Justice, Morgantown, WV (2002-)
Volunteer and consultant, Senior Health Resource, Washington, DC (2001-)
Member, Management Team, PharmAssist Project, Capitol Area Agency on Aging, Richmond, VA
Applicant Folder Reviewer, MSW Program, VCU School of Social Work, Richmond, VA
Member, Research Committee, Older Battered Women Taskforce, Richmond, VA (1998-1999)
Volunteer, United Services for Older Adults, Greensboro, NC (1995-97)
Member, Family Resource Network, Morgantown, WV (1994-95)
Board Member, Visiting Homemaker Service, Morgantown, WV (1994-95, 2002-)
Board Member, In Touch and Concerned, Morgantown, WV (1994-95)
Hospice Volunteer, Mercy Hospice, Johnstown, PA (1991-93)
Student Volunteer, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (1989, 1992)
Proficient in using SPSS and SAS statistical software as well as NUDIST software for qualitative analysis. Experience and expertise in using various database and spreadsheet software as well as presentation, desktop publishing, and webpage design software.