Karla Armbrister graduated from
Washburn University with a master of social work degree in 1997.
She was honored to be among the first MSW graduating class at
Washburn. Karla worked in community mental health during her internship
and consequent employment. This work included individual, family,
and group therapy with women, parents, severely emotionally disturbed
children, domestic offenders, and the severely and persistently
mentally ill. Karla also interned at the Northwest Kansas Family
Shelter during her sociology internship for her bachelor of art
studies at Fort Hays. Karla most recently worked as a director
of a mentoring organization, which included grant writing and
fiscal responsibilities, as well as overseeing the casework and
volunteer training of that organization.
Karla currently teaches the Women and Social Action and Social
Inequality courses through the Virtual College. She also taught
introductory sociology at Barton County Community College prior
to becoming an instructor at Fort Hays. Her interests are current
women's issues and how historical study of women can affect change
Karla has been married for 13 years and has two toddler/preschooler
sons. Karla enjoys playing golf and reading mysteries in leisure
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