Ph.D. Candidate, Social Work and Sociology, University of Michigan
M.A., English, Northern Illinois University, 1996
B.A., Sociology, Wheaton College (IL), 1987
Current Projects with Burgard:
Maria is working with Dr. Burgard and the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study team researching the impact of job insecurity, contingent employment, and job loss on various aspects of health. She also assists in the management of data for MRRS.
Maria's research interests are varied, and include family & child welfare and policy, particularly single-parent families, both in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe and Russia, NGOs/Nonprofits in emerging democracies, and contextualization issues in globalized social work education.
Maria has a range of experience in the business, non-profit, and educational spheres in both the United States and Russia.