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Karina E. Gil, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Professor and Worden School of Social Service Director
Worden School of Social Service

Academic Background

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership Studies   Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, Leadership Studies, 2012
  • Masters of Social Work   University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Political Social Work, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts   St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, Psychology (Philosophy), 1997

Professional Certifications

Mediation Certification, May 2006. University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Professional Memberships

Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Education, American Association of Hispanic in Higher Education, Council of Social Work Education, International Federation of Social Workers, International Association of School of Social Work, International Leadership Association, National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work Education.

Selected Intellectual Contributions

Gil, K. "Examining the relationship among gender, generation, language and acculturation levels on Latino leaders in the U.S.". International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 9, (1).

Gil, K. "Examining the leadership preferences among Latino leaders in the U.S. and the GLOBEs Latin American and Anglo Cluster". International Business Research, 12, (10), pp 38-47.

Selected Publications in Refereed Proceedings

Gil, K, Gomez, R., Rucker, Dennis, Gonzalez, Noe, Blackmon, Beatrice, Hamner, Lydia, Hamner, Sanchez, Armando. (2018). Harnessing Student Leadership in Building a Center for Students in Recovery at a Private Catholic University in Central Texas. Journal of Recovery Science.

Selected Chapters

Gil, K., King-Jordan, T. "Women and power: Exploring the intersectionality of race/ethnicity and culture". Pathways into the political arena: The perspective of global women leaders (pp. 47-66). IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2020.

Select Creative Activities

Is there a need of a national leader in the Latino Community?. . Article in non-peer reviewed magazine 2011. Aztec Muse Magazine

Selected Presentations

Gallegos, K & Gil, K. (2020). Moving a BSW Program Fully Online: Lessons Learned and Learning. CSWE 2020 Annual Program Meeting. Virtual, United States. National

Patton, J & Gil, K. (2020). The Role of Critical Conversations in developing Moral Courage and Advocacy Skills. CSWE 2020 Annual Program Meeting. Virtual, United States. National

Bobadilla, T & Gil, K. (2020). Experiencias De Padres Latinos con Adolescentes con Trastorno Del Espectro Autista (TEA). CSWE 2020 Annual Program Meeting. Virtual, United States. National

Gil, K. & King-Jordan, T. (2019). Up the leadership ladder: Experiences of women of color with power, race/ethnicity, and culture. International Leadership Association 4th Women and Leadership Conference. Santa Cruz, United States. International

Gil, K. (2018). Social Work Distance Education: Educating students while impacting local communities. CSWE 2018 Annual Program Meeting. Orlando, United States. National

Awards and Recognitions

Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors, National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work (2019); The Agnes M. (Lehman) Gloyna Award for Technology Innovation for Teaching and Learning, Our Lady of the Lake University (2018); Program Directors Academy, Council of Social Work Education (2018); Wiley Faculty Fellowship (2015).