Genesia Kilgore-Bowling, Ph.D., MSW, CSW

Professor of Social Work, Chair, School of Social Work

  • Office: Armington, Room 463A
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5011
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Introduction to Social Work
Professional Ethics
Generalist Social Work Practice IV: Policy Practice
Senior Seminar – Capstone

Ph.D. – Social Work University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Master of Social Work – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

BA – Psychology, Human Services, and Communication, Pikeville College (UPIKE), Pikeville, KY

  1. Kilgore-Bowling, G. (2017) The impact of attitudes and beliefs about fat on social work education in Appalachia: An exploratory study. Theses and Dissertations–Social Work. 19.
  2. Kilgore-Bowling, G. (2014). Deconstructing Fat: A Review of Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American “Obesity Epidemic,” by Natalie Boero. [Review of the book]. Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, 3:1, 61-64, DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2012.762502

Social Work Education, fat oppression and discrimination, identification of vulnerable populations; interprofessional education; leadership; and rural social work.

Founder and Faculty sponsor of the Student Social Work Association (SSWA)

Founder and Faculty sponsor of Phi Alpha, Social Work Honor Society