Author of and contributor to numerous academic articles, books and chapters, Dr. Kemp has enriched the social work profession with her scholarship and insight into the environmental and community aspects of human well-being. She is co-author ofPerson-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping and co-editor of The Paradox of Urban Space: Inequality and Transformation in Marginalized Communities and Communities, Neighborhoods, and Health: Expanding the Boundaries of Place. Her recent work has also included a national study of social justice-oriented urban youth programs.
Dr. Kemp currently serves as associate editor (North America) for Child and Family Social Work. She has been honored with visiting professorships at Columbia University in New York and Hokusei Gakuen University in Japan.
Research/Teaching Areas: Place, environment and community as foci of social work practice; low-income children, youth and families; public child welfare, social work history and theory