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Margaret Kubek

BIO

Professor Margaret Kubek joined the Department of Sociology and Social Work in 2020, after her teaching and field coordination work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She developed the curriculum for MSW students seeking licensure through the Department of Public Instruction and advised students. She is currently working toward a PhD in Social Welfare from UW-Milwaukee. Her social work experience is predominantly in the realm of school social work and program development/coordination. Kubek has extensive professional social work practice in New York and Wisconsin. View CV. She was employed as a social worker, mental health grant coordinator and helped engage students in the Safe & Supportive Schools initiative for the Green Bay Area Public School District.

Her civic service work includes serving as director of the Seymour Park Community Garden. She partnered with the AmeriCorps*VISTA Hunger Awareness Program to create and execute an 8 week gardening, nutrition, and civic engagement curriculum for children and supervised three VISTAs over three summers, from 20112014. She secured a grant to expand the garden and plant an edible park. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • K-12 public education policies
  • Vulnerable student populations
  • School social work interventions

PUBLICATIONS

Kubek, M. (2014) Food in a Rural Town: The Complexities of Procurement in Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, Vol. 6, Article 4. https://dc.uwm.edu/fieldnotes/vol6/iss1/4

AWARDS

  • Dean’s Fellowship, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, UWMilwaukee (20182019)
  • Schneider National Volunteer Leadership Award, Volunteer Center of Green Bay (2013) 
  • UWinteriM in New Orleans Program Scholarship, UW Milwaukee, January (2010) 

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office:
SCI B341

Education

Ph.D. - Social Welfare (in progress)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

M.S. - Cultural Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

M.S.W. with Children and Youth Concentration
Washington University in St. Louis

B.A. - Psychology
Carroll College

Courses

Emerging Issues in Social Work with Children and Youth
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations
Social Work Methods: Community Organization and Social Service Administration