Stacey Kolomer: Ph.D., MSSW, Professor, Director of School of Social Work

Stacey KolomerStacey Kolomer joined the CHHS School of Social Work as MSW coordinator and full professor in the fall of 2012. Since then, she also served as interim gerontology coordinator and associate director of the School of Social Work. Beginning July 1 2015, Kolomer stepped into the role of interim director of the School of Social Work. Currently, Kolomer serves in the role of the director of the School of Social Work.

Kolomer began her academic career as an assistant professor at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. She was promoted to associate professor in 2007, she served for three years as director of the BSW program. Kolomer was a Hartford Faculty Scholar and has received funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc., The Georgia Gerontology Consortium and the Institute for Geriatric Social Work. She was also a University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellow, served on the Service-Learning Curriculum committee and was awarded the Service Learning Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.

Kolomer has over 30 published journal articles and book chapters and has presented at several national and international professional conferences. She has served on the Board of Directors for Columbia University School of Social Work Alumni Association, Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Athens Community Council on Aging, Georgia Gerontology Society and the Northeast Georgia CARE-NET. Her research interests include grandparent caregiving families, burn survivorship and interprofessional geriatric education. Her previous areas of practice include hospitals, dialysis units and a nursing home.

Teaching areas

  • Social Work with Older Adults
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work with Diverse Populations

Research Areas

  • Physical, Mental and Financial Health and Well-Being of Family Caregivers (specifically grandparents who are raising their grandchildren)
  • Social Services for an Aging Population