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Heather Kanenberg

Heather Kanenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3458
Email: kanenbergh@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617

Biography

Heather Kanenberg, L.M.S.W., Ph.D., obtained her B.S.W. from Murray State University and her M.S.W. and dpctorate from the University of Houston.  Dr. Kanenberg has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for over 12 years, in both public and private liberal arts colleges.  Her teaching includes courses including Women’s Issues, Ethics, Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior, Policy Analysis, and Field Seminar. 

As a professional social worker Dr. Kanenberg has worked as an advocate on behalf of oppressed and disenfranchised populations with a primary focus on children’s health, women’s health, and public policy. Her research agenda includes a focus on feminist policy analysis and frameworks and is concerned with underrepresented populations such as access to healthcare for women and girls, women in STEM fields, adoptive families with gay and lesbian parents and issues specific to the transgender community.