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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Kathryn Ross

Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Work
MSW, University of Denver


  • field education
  • community practice
  • mind-body social work


Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Work Kathryn (Kate) Ross has been teaching at GSSW since 2003 and was a member of GSSW's Field Education Team from 2006 to 2015. As a member of the MSW curriculum committee, Ross helped to develop the foundation curriculum and the Health and Wellness Concentration.

Ross coordinates the foundation curriculum and the advanced standing program, and she works on curriculum assessment. The courses she teaches include Integrated Social Work Practice for Social Justice, Community Practice, Evolving Perspectives and Trends in Health and Wellness, Wellness Promotion across the Lifespan, Disability Studies, Advanced Standing Seminar and Mind Body Social Work.

Ross is a field instructor for MSW students completing their internships at Yoga for the People, an organization she founded and for which she served as executive director from 2006 to 2011.

From 2009 to 2015, Ross served as faculty director for the University of Denver’s Wellness Living and Learning Community, which enables undergraduate students to focus on wellness, while living and learning together throughout the year. Ross developed three wellness courses, as well as taking the the students on retreats and leading co-curricular events.

Ross’ other professional experience includes wilderness programming, social work with high-risk youth and families, statewide voter education, job training and program development. Her interest in community mind-body social work includes yoga and the integration of spirit into daily practice.

See Web page and CV.