College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work


Master of Social Work



Demergasso-Bava Hall DBH309

Dr. Brodie-Crumsey has been teaching at the graduate level for nineteen years. She received her Ph.D. from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 2008; obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Stan State in 1998; and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. Dr. Brodie-Crumsey chaired Stan State's President's Commission on Diversity & Inclusion for nine years.

 Her research interests focus on advocacy for underrepresented and disenfranchised groups. In 2013, she was appointed by former California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and reappointed in 2018 by Governor Gavin Newsom. Dr. Brodie-Crumsey has worked as a county child welfare worker and for neighborhood-based community collaboratives. She has been providing trainings for human service organizations for 25 years. 

Howard University - School of Social Work, Washington, DC
Dissertation - Family Group Conference: An Exploratory Student Describing the Relationship between an Internal Agency Environment and the Process
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
Master of Social Work
Thesis - An Exploratory/Descriptive Study on Agency Collaboration and the Process of Sharing Data
Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
B.A. Psychology


8/18 – present California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA Professor of Social Work:  Teach advanced and foundation-level research courses; serve as an MSW academic advisor; chair graduate theses *Chair of President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (2014-2023) *Served as Stan State faculty/staff job recruiter at 2018 Black Doctoral Network conference (approved by Provost and AVP of Faculty Affairs)

8/16 – 8/18 Master of Social Work Program Director/Department Chair – Assign workload units to department faculty; hire and evaluate adjunct lecturers; manage departmental budgets ($3M) and approve requisitions; convene monthly faculty meetings; serve on the Graduate Council; Principal Investigator on departmental grants; consistently served on departmental and various university search committees; California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) Advisory Board member; MSW Program Community Advisory Board ex-officio member.

6/14 – 8/16 Associate Professor:  Field Director – coordinated internship placements for all MSW students; assisted in hiring faculty field liaisons; provided ongoing training for field instructors; approved practicum sites and managed university contracts with community agencies.

8/10 – 6/14 Assistant Professor:  Taught graduate-level research courses – Data Analysis, Research Methods, and Capstone; chaired student theses; served on departmental, college-level, and university-wide committees; advised students; and demonstrated social justice in the community through scholarly activities focused on advocacy of underrepresented groups.

9/08 – 8/10 California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA. Assistant Professor:  Responsibilities included teaching foundation and advanced master of social work courses; serving on department and university committees; developing and maintaining an active research agenda; student advising; ongoing participation in curriculum development.

10/04 – 8/08 California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA. Title IV-E Child Welfare Project Coordinator:  Responsible for student recruitment, screening selection, and tracking in the IV-E program; developed child welfare-focused curriculum; academic advising of students; taught field seminar; oversaw programmatic and fiscal functions of the project; worked with field instructors and agency representatives to enhance student practicum experiences.  

1/04 – 5/04 Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, Washington, DC. Supervised Visitation Program Social Worker:  Provided quality assurance to visitation program staff and management; developed referral criteria, protocols, and budgetary estimates, and designed programmatic evaluation measures.       

8/03 – 12/03 Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Part-time Lecturer – Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups: Focused on relationship building, assessment, goal setting, contracting, intervention, evaluation, and termination.

8/03 – 12/03 Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA. Part-time Lecturer – Human Behavior and the Social Environment III: Discussed the systemic nature of racism, sexism, and other social patterns that influence policy and practice; provided a framework for the intersection of class,   poverty, age, education, power, and other elements that contribute to inequalities.

5/01 – 8/03 Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative, Washington, DC. Family Group Conference (FGC) Project Manager:  Designed and implemented quantitative and qualitative research, created survey instruments, collected and analyzed data, conducted FGC training, coordinated and facilitated family meetings, established agency protocols, and supervised staff and master of social work interns. 

8/00 – 5/01 Howard University, Washington, DC. Graduate Assistant: Aided in curriculum development for the graduate course Internationally Displaced Populations, edited and critiqued articles for journal submission, and organized and analyzed research data.

7/99 – 8/00 Community Services Agency, Stanislaus County - Child Protective Services. Modesto, CA. Emergency Response Intake Worker: Triaged crisis situations, conducted acute risk assessments and generated referrals of suspected child abuse and neglect.

6/98 – 7/99 Family Reunification Case Worker: Arranged temporary and permanent placements for children in foster care, developed appropriate family case plans, supervised visits, and presented recommendations to the juvenile court.

Frimpong, J., Banks, S., & Brodie, K. (2018, October). Developing an MSW field practicum model in a forensic setting. Field Educator Practice Digest, 8.2.

Brodie, K., Paddock, N., Countee, C., & Chavez, J. (2014). Father involvement & child welfare: The voices of men of color. Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics 11(1), 33-41.

Humble, M. N., Pilkinton, M. W., Brodie, K., & Johnson, J. L. (2013). Dying to learn: A practice in self-awareness and end-of-life. In R. Bean, S. Davis, & M. Davey, Clinical Supervision Activities for Increasing Competence and Self-Awareness. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Paddock, N., Brodie, K., & Countee, C. (2012, April).  Examining the barrier to fatherhood involvement. NASW California News, (38)7, 23.

Brodie, K., & Gadling-Cole, C. (2008). Family group conferencing with African-American families. In C. Waites (Ed.), Social Work Practice with African-American Families: An Intergenerational Perspective. Binghamton, NY:  The Hayworth Press, Inc.

Brodie, K., & Gadling-Cole, C. (2003). The use of family decision meetings when addressing caregiver stress. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, (42)1, 89-100.

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Down syndrome & Families of Color