Katherine Marçal

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Expertise: Homelessness, Child Welfare, Child Mental Health, Foster Care Systems, Human Development, Social Policy, Social Services

Biography

Katherine Marçal’s research focuses on human development, social policy, and research methods in regards to social work. She uses systems science methods to investigate mental health, development, and service utilization among families with children experiencing homelessness.

Her expertise includes child welfare, child mental health, and social service delivery. 

Katherine’s work has been featured in numerous academic publications, including the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Social Services Review, Journal of Social Service Research, and the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.S.W,, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A., Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Katherine Marçal In The News

K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
Not having a safe, affordable place to live can play a key role in the maltreatment of a child.
KPVI News 6
A single mother in Nevada makes ​​$10.50 per hour on minimum wage, or about $21,840.00 a year if she works full time.
Nevada Current
A single mother in Nevada makes ​​$10.50 per hour on minimum wage, or about $21,840.00 a year if she works full time. And then there’s the rent.
The Nevada Independent
Homelessness is an entrenched problem for thousands of people in the Las Vegas Valley each year.

Articles Featuring Katherine Marçal

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

a photo of katherine marcal standing with arms folded
People | February 24, 2020

Las Vegas was a surprise home for Katherine Marcal. Now she’s working to ensure individuals experiencing homelessness have a pathway to a new life.