Dr. Nancy Kusmaul

Associate Professor,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Policy Institute 2015
Policy Institute 2014

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Nancy Kusmaul

Associate Professor,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County


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.


State University of New York at Buffalo
2009 To 2013

University of Michigan
1999 To 2000

University of Rochester
1995 To 1999

Professional Associations

2010 - Present

National Association of Social Workers
2007 - Present

Job History

University of Maryland Baltimore County
Assistant Professor
January 2014 - present

The College at Brockport State University Of New York
Clinical Assistant Professor
January 2013 - January 2014

Rochester General Health System
Social Worker
February 2012 - August 2013

University at Buffalo
Adjunct Professor
January 2011 - January 2013

Wesley Gardens
Social Worker
January 2006 - January 2010

Wesley Gardens
Director of Social Work
April 2006 - August 2009

Arbor Hill
Director of Social Work
January 2002 - January 2006

Honors and Awards

Predissertation Initiative Cohort I
Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW)

Areas Of Expertise

  • Education: Service Providers
  • Education: Undergraduate/Graduate Students
  • Government
  • Long-Term Care: Policies/Policy Analysis
  • Long-Term Care: Quality of Care/Evaluation of Services
  • Long-Term Care: Service Delivery/Utilization
  • Long-Term Care: Staff Roles/Turnover/Staffing Patterns
  • Research
  • Social Services: Long-Term Care Facility Social Services

Change Industry

  • Long Term Care

Industry or Setting

  • Long Term Care

Domains of Practice Change

  • Delivering System Redesign
  • Practice, Care, and Services


  • Social Worker