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Dr. Kathy A. Bailey

headshot photo of Kathy Bailey with short gray hair wearing a red top under a navy blue zip up fleece
Associate Professor of Social Work
Burrill Office Complex, Room 102L

BS, Frostburg State University
MSW, PhD, Arizona State University

Kathy Bailey, PhD, MSW is a full-time Associate Professor who has been on the faculty of Bridgewater State University since 2009. Dr. Bailey’s academic degrees include a PhD in Social Work from Arizona State University School of Social Work; an MSW from Arizona State University School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Frostburg State University. Her teaching is concentrated in the areas of direct practice, policy, grief and bereavement, and macro social work in both the Master of Social Work and Bachelors of Social Work programs. Dr. Bailey has twenty-five years of social work practice experience that includes case management, elder care, crisis intervention, medical social work and quality improvement. Dr. Bailey has published book chapters as well as presented at international, national and regional conferences. Her research interests include strategies of teaching and learning, mentorship, and most recently, college student bereavement.

Area of Expertise

Long term care quality improvement
Coordination of care
Elder issues