Faculty

Ms. Karen  Edmond

Ms. Karen Edmond

Professional-in-Residence

Phone:
716.286.8519
Office Location:
O'Shea Hall, LL B-06

Bio

Karen E. Edmond earned her Master's Degree in Social Work in Child Welfare Services from the University at Buffalo. She has also earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and her minor in Art Therapy  from Buffalo State College, and earned her Associate of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Erie Community College.Ms. Edmond has worked in the Buffalo area for over ten years in the area of social work. She has experiences with Erie County Medical Center's Downtown Alcoholism Clinic, Children's Hospital Parents, and Children Together Program, Buffalo Hearing, and Speech Center, Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Every Person Influences Children Program, Buffalo Alternative High School, Baker Victory Services Day Treatment Program, Boys, and Girls Club of Western New York, and Kaleida Home Based Crisis Intervention Program, and Head Start. She currently works as the Family and Community Outreach Coordinator/Mental Health for the CAO Early Head Start Program.  Early Head Start provides comprehensive services to teen parents, infants and toddlers as well as pregnant teenagers in the Buffalo area..Ms. Edmond's recognitions include, but are not limited to Dena P. Gold Memorial Award for outstanding study, field work, and other contributions related to families, women, and children; Arthur A. Schomberg Fellowship; State University College at Buffalo Certificate of Merit for being one of five finalists for the President's Medal; Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Scholastic Achievement Award; Association of Faculty of African Descent's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship; State University's Chancellor's Award of Student Excellence; and the State of New York's Award of Merit for Community Service. Ms. Edmond has taught Diversity and Social Justice for the department, and will continue throughout the academic year.