"I’m interested in helping students connect their classroom learning to field experiences, stretching them to use their skills and abilities, and apply a trauma-informed lens to their work. I believe it is through the fusion of research and practice, that the best social workers are formed."
Field education; trauma and trauma-informed practice; refugees and immigrants; veterans
Kathryn (Katie) McClain-Meeder, MSW, is an associate clinical professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. She became the MSW program director in 2023. Prior to that, she worked within the school's Office of Field Education to facilitate the student placement process.
McClain-Meeder brings many strong community connections to her work, as well as years of experience within the field of social work, particularly with refugees, the child welfare system and issues relating to veterans.