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Kimberly A Kotrla Ph.D., LCSW

Baylor University

School of Social Work

One Bear Place #97320

Waco, Texas 76798-7320

254.710.4434

Kim_Kotrla@baylor.edu


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Education
University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2004

Ph.D. in Social Work


University of Texas at Austin, 1990-1992

MSSW, Administration and Planning


Southwestern University, 1985-1989

BA in Sociology, Magna cum Laude



Academic Employment History
Baylor University. Fall 2006 - . Assistant Professor, School of Social

Work
Baylor University. Fall 2005 – Summer 2006, Part-time lecturer.


University of Texas at Austin, 2004-2005. Post-doctoral research

fellowship in the Center for Social Work Research.



Temple College. Spring 2003, Adjunct faculty

Introduction to Social Work


University of Texas at Austin 2002, Teaching assistant

Data Analysis I (PhD Social Work course)


University of Mary Hardin Baylor. 1999-2000, Adjunct faculty

Social Work Research

Policies and Issues in Social Work

Scholarly Activity
Refereed publications.
Kotrla, K. (in press). Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the U.S. Social

Work.

Kotrla, K. & Martin, S. (2009). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders:

A social worker’s guide for screening and education. Social Work


in Mental Health, 7(5), 494-507.

Social Work in Mental Health is a relatively new journal (started in 2002) that includes content on social work theory, practice, and administration in a variety of mental health care settings. All manuscripts undergo a blind, peer-reviewed process prior to acceptance. The journal is currently published four times a year by Routledge, a Taylor & Francis Group. Taylor & Francis is considered a leading publisher among social service professionals. Senior Co- Editor are Gary Rosenberg, PhD, Edith J. Baerwald Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine , The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Andrew Weissman, PhD, Associate Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
This application of “research to practice” piece was inspired by work completed during my dissertation. As such, I completed the majority of the writing, but the second author assisted in updating the literature review.

Kotrla, K. (2008). Predicting alcohol use during pregnancy: Analysis of

national survey data and implications for practice and the church. Social Work & Christianity, 35(1),12-32.

Social Work & Christianity is a specialty journal that focuses on the

integration of faith and professional social work practice. The journal, begun in 1974, is published quarterly by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work. Submitted manuscripts are subject to blind, peer-review prior to acceptance. The Editor-in-Chief is David Sherwood, PhD, George Fox University and the Editorial Board is comprised of respected faculty from faith-based universities across the United States.

This piece, which is quantitative in nature, includes findings from my dissertation work, as well as implications for the church in addressing the issue of alcohol use during pregnancy and its consequences. As the sole author, I was responsible for all pieces of the work, including data analysis and interpretation.

Kotrla, K. & Dyer, P. (2008). Using marriage education to strengthen

military families: Evaluation of the Active Military Life Skills Program. Social Work & Christianity, 35(3), 287-311.
Social Work & Christianity is a specialty journal that focuses on the

integration of faith and professional social work practice. The journal, begun in 1974, is published quarterly by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work. Submitted manuscripts are subject to blind, peer-review prior to acceptance. The Editor-in-Chief is David Sherwood, PhD, George Fox University and the Editorial Board is comprised of respected faculty from faith-based universities across the United States.


As the lead author of this quantitative piece, I was responsible for a portion of the literature review, the data analysis and interpretation, and shared in crafting the discussion/ implications section.
Kotrla, K. (2005). Social work practice in health care: The need to utilize

brief interventions. Health & Social Work, 30(4),336-338.


Health & Social Work has been published by NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Press for over 20 years. The NASW Press is considered a leading publisher among social service professionals. The Editor-in-Chief is Stephen H. Gorin, PhD, Plymouth State University, while the Editorial Board consists of faculty from several distinguished universities including Boston University, University of Missouri, and the University of Michigan.

I was the sole author of this “research to practice” piece which was inspired by work completed during my work as a research assistant at the University of Texas at Austin. Part of that work included completing a meta-analysis of over 60 controlled trials of brief interventions for substance abuse. I utilized the knowledge gained from this work to apply to social workers practice in health care.

Kotrla, K. (in review). Human trafficking and health care: Implications for

social workers. Health & Social Work
Kotrla, K. (in review). Addressing pornography through the church. Social

Work & Christianity.
Kotrla, K., Dyer, P., & Stelzer, K. (in review). Marriage education with

Hispanic couples: Evaluation of a communication workshop. Family Science Review.



Non-refereed publications.
Kotrla, K., Dyer, P., & Stelzer, K. (April 2009). HARP Cameron County

Project Year 3 Semi-Annual Report for Active Relationships Center of Texas. Report funded by Administration for Children and Families and Active Relationships Center.


Pomeroy, E., Parrish, D., Walaitys, A., Kotrla, K., & Smith, C. (2008).

Texas Needs Assessment Report for the Texas CHOICES Project. Report funded by SAMHSA and Northrup Grumman. Report available at www.fasdcenter.com/files/Texas-NeedsAssessment.doc


Kotrla, K., Dyer, P., & Stelzer, K. (October 2008). HARP Cameron County

Project Year 2 Annual Report for Active Relationships Center of Texas. Report funded by Administration for Children and Families and Active Relationships Center.

Kotrla, K., Dyer, P., & Stelzer, K. (April 2008). HARP Cameron County

Project Year 2 Semi-Annual Report for Active Relationships Center of Texas. Report funded by Administration for Children and Families and Active Relationships Center.

Kotrla, K., & Dyer, P.(October 2007). HARP Cameron County Project

Year 1 Annual Report for Active Relationships Center of Texas. Report funded by Administration for Children and Families and Active Relationships Center.

Kotrla, K. & Martin, S. (March 2007). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Paper presented at 2007 NACSW Convention in Dallas, TX. Available at http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/Proceedings2007/KotrlaKFetalAlcoholFinal.pdf


Kotrla, K. & Dyer, P. (2006). Active Military Life Skills: An Active

Relationships Program, Final Report. Available at http://www.baylor.edu/social_work/index.php?id=42739


Kotrla, K. & Dyer, P. (2006). Hispanic Active Relationships Project: A Pilot

Project, Final Report. Available at http://www.baylor.edu/social_work/index.php?id=42739


Pomeroy, E., Ponder, A., Kotrla, K., & Smith, C. (2005). Texas Needs

Assessment Report for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention (FASD) Project. Report funded by SAMSHA and Northrup Grumman. Report available at http://www.topdd.state.tx.us/res/TexasNeedsAssessmentReport.pdf



Other publications.
Next Big Idea presentation on human trafficking featured in story by Meg

Cullar for the Baylor Line, volume 71 (2).



Teaching Activity and Effectiveness

University Courses Taught.

SWO 2301 Introduction to Social Work

SWO 3301 Social Work Research

SWO 3351 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (co-taught)

SWO 4491 Social Work Internship I

SWO 4492 Social Work Internship II

SWO 5194 Intro to Advanced Internship I: Physical and Mental Health

SWO 5301 Advanced Standing Seminar

SWO 5322 Policy and Services I

SWO 5334 Family Resilience and Crises

SWO 5381 Social Work Research

SWO 5383 Research Project

SWO 5794 Advanced Internship III: Health Care

SWO 4V80/5V80 Human Trafficking


Grants, Awards & Honors
2009-present. Program Evaluator, Twogether in Texas Project.

Along with Dr. Cynthia Harr, awarded subcontract to by Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. to conduct marriage education workshops in a 5-county region; up to $50,000 for Jan-Aug 2009.


2006-present. Program Evaluator. Hispanic Active Relationships Program.

Contracted by Active Relationships Center in Dallas, TX to conduct an evaluation of this marriage and relationship strengthening program for the Hispanic population in Cameron County. Serving as co-evaluator on this $2.5 million, renewable 5-year demonstration project awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families to Active Relationships Center in Dallas, TX; $272,055 funded for 10/01/06-9/30/11.


2005-2006. Program Evaluator, Active Military Life Skills Program.

Evaluated the success of the Active Relationships Mastery Series, a marriage education program with 25 active duty air force personnel and their spouses.


2005-2006. Program Evaluator, Hispanic Active Relationships Program

Pilot Study.

Evaluated the success of the Active Relationships HARP program, a marriage education program with 177 individuals (@ 80% Hispanic) across multiple sites in Texas.

2004-2005. Post-doctoral research fellow with Center for Social Work

Research at University of Texas at Austin.

Worked as a Research Associate on the Fetal Spectrum Disorders Prevention Project, a 5-year federal grant designed to develop a statewide program for preventing FASD. Primary responsibilities revolved around the literature review, secondary data analysis, and key informant interviews as part of a statewide needs assessment.

2003-2004. Principal Investigator. Prenatal Alcohol Consumption: A Risk

-Protective Model.

Dissertation research utilized data from the 2001 and 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health to test a risk-protective model of prenatal alcohol use. Analyses included running hierarchical logistical regressions in order to identify the most salient predictors of alcohol use during pregnancy. Differences among White, Hispanic, and African American women were also examined. Received $30,000 Dissertation Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration from 9/30/2003-9/29/2004.
2002-2003. Research Assistant. National Institute on Drug Abuse

(NIDA) Substance Abuse Research Development Program of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.

In collaboration with Dr. Neff, NIDA center director, conducted a meta-analysis of 62 controlled trials of brief interventions for substance abuse.
Service
Conference Presentation, Workshops, Invited Talks.

2009. “A Faith-Based Approach to Addressing Pornography”. Invited oral

presentation at the North American Christians in Social Work Annual Fall Conference. Indianapolis, IN in October.
2009. “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: An Overlooked Tragedy”. Invited oral presentation at the National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter Annual Conference. Fort Worth, TX in October.

2009. “No Need Among You – Included the Excluded Conference. Invited oral

presentation at conference sponsored by Mission Waco, Waco, TX in September.

2009. Co-presenter at am 8-hour human trafficking training for law enforcement hosted by the Heart of Texas Council of Governments in June.
2009. “Human Trafficking: Global and Domestic Perspectives”. Invited speaker during Justice Week sponsored by the Baylor International Justice Mission Chapter in the March.

2008. Invited speaker on the topic of human trafficking for the National Association of Female Executives, Waco Chapter in October.


2008. Invited speaker at Baylor International Justice Mission Chapter screening of “Not for Sale” documentary in September. .
2008. ““Starting a Human Trafficking Discussion in Your Community:

Lessons from the Field”. Invited poster presentation at the North

American Christians in Social Work Annual Spring Conference. Orlando, FL. Co-presenters Carmen Branscum, Viviana Triana, and Tihara Vargas.
2007. “Evaluation – The Big Payoff in Data Collection”. Invited oral presentation at the Administration for Children and Families Training and Technical Assistance Conference for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantees. Washington, D.C.
2007. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Screening, Intervention, and

Prevention”. Invited oral presentation at the North American Christians in

Social Work Annual Spring Conference. Dallas, TX. Co-presenter Sarah

Martin, BA.


2007. “Using Marriage Education to Strengthen Military Families”. Invited

oral presentation at the North American Christians in Social Work Annual Spring Conference. Dallas, TX. Co-presenters Preston Dyer, Ph.D. and

Tihara Vargas, BSW.

2007. “Alcohol use during pregnancy: A tri-ethnic comparison”. Invited

oral presentation at the Society for Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA.



  1. “ A Meta-analysis of 62 controlled brief intervention trials for

substance abuse”. Invited oral presentation at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference. Co-presenters James Alan Neff, PhD, MPH and Lilianne Windsor, MSSW. Atlanta, GA.


  1. “Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Substances: A meta-

analysis”. Invited poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Co-presenters James Alan Neff, PhD, MPH and Lilianne Windsor, MSSW. San Francisco, CA.
2003. “Brief Interventions for Substance Abuse”. Invited oral presentation at the National Association of Social Work, Texas Chapter Annual Conference. Co-presenters James Alan Neff, PhD, MPH and Lilianne Windsor, MSSW. Arlington, TX.

University and School of Social Work Service.
University URSA Committee, 2009 to present.
Faculty Development Committee Member, 2008 - present; 2006 - 07.
New Faculty Member Mentor, 2007-2008.
Evaluation and Accreditation Committee Chair, 2007 – present.
BSW Minors Committee Chair, 2007 – present.
Research Review Committee Member, 2007- present.
Curriculum Committee Member, 2007 – present
BSW Admissions Committee Member, 2006 – present.
MSW Advisor, 2006 – present.
BSW Advisor, 2006 – present.

NASW Baylor Chapter, Faculty Advisor, 2006-2008.


Community Service.
First United Methodist Church Administrative Board Member,

Spring 2009 – present.

Serving as member of leadership board of church.
McLennan County Early Childhood Advisory Committee Member,

Spring – Summer 2009.

Serving as a member of this community advisory group, assembled by the Waco Foundation to review the results of a study by the Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition on the resources and needs of those aged 0-5 in the community and make recommendations for future steps.
Abstract Reviewer, National Association of Social Workers, Texas

Chapter, Spring 2009.

Reviewed and critiqued abstracts submitted for annual Fall conference.


Text Reviewer, Fall 2008.

Reviewed Fundamentals of Social Work Research by Engel, R. J. Sage Publishing: Thousand Oaks, CA.


Conference Planner, October 2008.

Brought state and national experts on human trafficking to Waco to

provide training for area law enforcement officers and social service providers in October.
Text Reviewer, Spring 2008.

Reviewed Essential Methods for Social Work, 2ndEd. by Allen Rubin and Earl Babbie, Brooks/Cole Publishing.


Conference Planner, April 2008. Planned conference “Key Issues of Our

Time: Human Trafficking and Immigration” for area professionals and the Baylor community in April.

Human Trafficking Coalition Organizer, 2007present.

Organized and started the Heart of Texans Stopping Trafficking of Persons (HOTSTOP) which aims to assist victims coming out of trafficking situation and educate the community on this issue. The coalition is comprised of agencies, including local, state, and federal law enforcement.

Family Abuse Center Board Member. 2007 – present.

Providing leadership in agency which seeks to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence, and by preventing abuse through intervention and education.


Workshop Organizer, 2007.

As sponsor of BU NASW, brought honored Baylor alumna Dr. Dick

Hurst to campus to speak on his mission trip experiences. His presentation in September “Serving in tough places – Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Chechnya” was well received.

Baylor Greeter, 2007.

Welcomed incoming university students through email, mail, and phone contacts.


Abstract Reviewer, North American Association of Christians in Social Work. 2006.

Reviewed and critiqued abstracts submitted for annual Fall conference.


Temple Independent School District Gifted and Talented Advisory

Committee. 2005-2006.

Served on this committee comprised of parents and educators that examined the gifted and talented programming and offered suggestions for improvement.


Hope Pregnancy Center. 2004-2006.

Volunteered as church liaison with this agency that offers support to women, men, and youth and empowers them to make informed decisions about pregnancy and sexual integrity.




Current Professional Association Memberships.

National Association for Social Workers

North American Association of Christians in Social Work



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