Florence Kimondo, Ph.D., is assistant clinical professor and acting director of the M.S.W. program. She has worked for Erikson in a variety of capacities — senior instructor, field education liaison, research associate, project director for several initiatives, and a core member of the Steering Committee that developed the M.S.W. program. Throughout her history at Erikson, she has worked effectively across boundaries such as race, culture, and gender while engaging students in critical thinking and challenging them to reflect thoughtfully.

Kimondo previously worked at World Relief, a refugee resettlement organization in Chicago, where she was involved in providing therapy to children and families being resettled in the U.S. from war-torn countries. Her past work also includes working on a research study on the role of after school programs in high schools in Chicago, and a study on how two- and four-year teacher education programs in Illinois are preparing teachers to work with educationally and culturally marginalized children.

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Journalism, Nyegezi Social Training Institute, Tanzania
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago
  • Ph.D. in Child Development, Loyola University Chicago and Erikson Institute