Katherine vanWormer

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Katherine vanWormer

Professor Emerita of Social Work

Professional Accomplishments


Social Work and Social Welfare: A Human Rights Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press. Publication date: April, 2018. Co-authored with Rosemary Link.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level (3rd ed.) (2017). New York: Oxford University Press. Co-authored with Fred H. Besthorn.

Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective (4th ed). Belmont, CA: Cengage (2017). Co-authored with Diane Rae Davis.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future: The U.S. in Global Perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. In press.  Co-authored with Rosemary Link.

Women and the Criminal Justice System (4th ed.) (2014). Boston: Pearson. Co-authored with Clemons Bartollas.  

The Maid Narratives: Black Domestic Workers and White Families in the Jim Crow South. Baton Rouge, LA:(2012), LSU Press. Co-authored with David W. Jackson III and Charletta Sudduth.

Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice: From Policy Analysis to Direct Action, 2nd ed. (2012). Alexandria, VA: CSWE. Co-authored with Laura Kaplan and Cindy Juby.

Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach (2010). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and the Murder-Suicides (2009). Westport,  CT: Praeger.


Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications (2012). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.Co-authored with Lorenn Walker.


“I Always Expected to Have Grandchildren:” The Long Road from Sense of Loss to Gradual Acceptance. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 2018.

Keeling J, van Wormer, K, Taylor P (2015) Women’s Narratives on their Interactions with the First Response Police Officer Following an Incidence of Domestic Violence in the UK. Journal of Sociology and Criminology, 3: 122. doi:10.4172/2375-4435.1000122

Cultural representations in Walt Disney Films: Implications for Social Work Education.  Journal of Social Work, 16 (5), 578-594. Co-authored with Cindy Juby, 2015. 

What We Can Learn of History from Older African American: Women Who Worked as Maids in the Deep South. Western Journal of Black Studies 37 (4), 227-235, 2013. Co-authored with David Jackson III and Charletta Sudduth. 

Learning about Cognitive Dissonance and Race Relations: A Study of the Personal Narratives of Older White Southern Women Who Grew up with Servants. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(4), 2012, pp.392-408. Co-authored with Jeannie Falkner.

Keeling, J., & van Wormer, K. (2012). Social Worker Interventions in Situations of Domestic Violence: What we can learn from Survivors’ Personal Narratives. British Journal of Social Work,42, 1354-1370.

van Wormer, K., Sudduth, C., & Jackson, D.W.III (2011). What We Can Learn of Resilience from Older African American Women: Interviews with Women Who Worked as Maids in the Deep South. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 21(4), 410-42.

van Wormer, K. & Perrson, L. (2010). Drug Treatment within the U.S. Federal Prison System: Are Treatment Needs Being Met? Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 49, (5), 363-375.

van Wormer, R. & van Wormer, K. (2009). Non-abstinence-based supportive housing for persons with co-occurring disorders: A human rights perspective. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 20 (2), 152-165.

Restorative Justice as Social Justice for Victims: A Standpoint Feminist Perspective. Social Work, 54 (2), 2009, 107-117.

Older Adult Inmates: The Challenge for Social Work (co-authored with C.Snyder, J. Chadha & J. Jaggers), Social Work, 54 (2), 2009.