Athena Kolbe: Ph.D., MSW, MA, LCSW, Assistant Professor

Athena KolbeAthena Kolbe joined the CHHS School of Social Work faculty in August 2017. She received her BA in International Affairs & Labor Studies at Skidmore College; an MA in Theological Studies at Golden Gate Seminary; an MSW in Interpersonal Social Work Practice at Wayne State University; an MA in political Science at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor; and a PhD in Social Work & Political Science at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Dr. Kolbe’s professional experience includes work as a social work instructor at the State University of New York Brockport and at the Institute of Social Work & Social Science in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has also worked as a journalist, a research assistant, a researcher, and a clinical social worker. Dr. Kolbe’s main areas of interest include human rights, needs assessment, and international social work.

Teaching areas

  • Human Behavior
  • Field Practicum
  • Life Transitions and Human Development in the Social Environment