Nancy Kusmaul, Ph.D, LMSW is an Assistant Professor in the Baccalaureate Social Work program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her PhD from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work in 2013 and an MSW from the University of Michigan with a Specialist in Aging Certificate. Dr. Kusmaul was a practicing social worker in health care settings for more than a decade, in nursing homes, hospitals, home care, and adult day care. Her research has focused on long term care and organizational culture, including the experience of the Certified Nursing Assistant within the nursing home environment and trauma informed care. Dr. Kusmaul was in the first cohort of the AGE-SW pre-dissertation initiative. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW). She is a member of the Baltimore County Elder Abuse Coalition and the Maryland Nursing Home Culture Change Coalition.