Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Mrs. Karen BoydKaren Boyd
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3703

  • Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University, Sociology
  • M.A. The Ohio State University, Social Work.
  • M.A. The Ohio State University, Sociology.
  • B.A. Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Sociology and History.
Professional Experience:
  • Associate Professor of Social Work, 1999 to present.
  • Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department Head, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1991 to 1999.
  • Psychiatric Social Worker, Knox Community Hospital, 1989-1991.
  • Mount Vernon Psychological Services, private practice, 1988-1992.
  • Adjunct, Department of Sociology and Psychology, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1987-1991
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Otterbein College, 1987-1989.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Wittenberg University, 1986-1987.
  • Foster Care/Adoption Social Worker, Knox County Department of Human Services, 1981-1983; 1984-1985.
Professional Social Work Credentials:
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker, State of Ohio
  • The Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Qualified Clinical Social Worker
  • Diplomat in Clinical Social Work
Professional Organizations:
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
  • Ohio College Association of Social Work Educators
Awards and Recognition:
  • Social Worker of the Year, Region VIII, Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, 2008.
  • President, Kappa Chapter, Phi Delta Lambda.
  • Volunteer of the Year, Mental Health Association of Knox County, 1992.
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1978.
  • Alpha Delta Mu, National Social Work Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa and Phi Kappa Chapter, Phi Delta Lambda, International Honor Society of the Church of the Nazarene
Published Works and Presentations:
  • "Till death do us part, The hidden secret of marital violence," Herald of Holiness, 84, 32-36, 1995.
  • "And your daughters will prophesy . . .," The Preacher Magazine, 59, 32x-32aa, 1983.
  • "Religion," In L. Richardson, The Dynamics of Sex and Gender: A Sociological Perspective. (3rd. ed.). New York: Harper and Row, 1988.
  • "Uncle Arthur's bedtime stories: A content analysis of sex-stereotyping. In L. Richardson and V. Taylor (Eds), Feminist Frontiers: Rethinking Sex, Gender and Society. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1983.
  • Workshop -- "National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics Training," The University of Rio Grande, May, 1998.
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Favorite Scripture Verse:

Psalm 46

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