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Ph.D. Graduate Profile


Kimberly Hoyt, PhD

PhD, University of Georgia, 2017
MSW, Georgia State University, 2008
BSW, Georgia State University, 2007

BS, Business Management, Kennesaw State University, 1995

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation title: Foster care, public good, and privatization: A comparative secondary analysis of child welfare performance outcomes.
Committee members: Michael Holosko (Chair), Harold Briggs, Llewellyn Cornelius, Larry Nackerud.

Kimberly Hoyt received her social work PhD in May 2017. She has seven years of post-MSW practice experience including foster care case management and her current work as Project Manager of the Kenny A. Project at Georgia State University since 2009. She oversees data collection and analysis for this project that monitors compliance of Fulton and DeKalb County Georgia Divisions of Family and Children Services (child protection and foster care services) with a federal consent decree (Kenny A. v Deal).  In addition, Hoyt has sat on panels and guest lectured on the “Child Welfare System”, “Economic Class and Child Welfare”, and “Assessment and Treatment of Trauma in Children.”.