Heather Kanenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Heather Kanenberg, L.M.S.W., Ph.D., obtained her B.S.W. from Murray State University and her M.S.W. and doctorate 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.