Areas of Expertise:
- Trauma-informed clinical work; support for those with dissociative disorders
- Clinical work and advocacy for those identifying as LGBTQI
- Qualitative research/policy analysis
- Non-profit administration and grantwriting
- Got Marriage? State-level Policymaking regarding Marriage Rights for Gays and Lesbians
- PhD, political science/public policy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2005
- MA, feminist and multicultural studies, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 1992
- MSW, direct practice-groupwork, Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, NJ 1987
- BA, psychology and religion double major, Douglass College of Rutgers University, 1982
Selected Professional Experience:
- Director of Operations, 180 Turning Lives Around serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, 2008-2019
- Social Work Supervisor/Consultant, HJA federally-qualified health center, 2002-2016
- Specialist Professor/part-time, Monmouth University Dept of Social Work, 2000-2008
- Forensic clinical social worker, NJ State Prison and Klein Forensic Center, 1999-2002
- HIV Case Management Supervisor, Mercer Consortium, 1996-1999
Certifications and /or licenses:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), NJ 1995
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision, NJ 2005
- Certificate in Field Instruction NJ 2013
Select Peer-Reviewed Publications/Presentations:
- Killian, M.L. (2010). The Political Is Personal: Relationship Recognition Policies in the United States and Their Impact on Services for LGBT People. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 22, 9–21.
- Killian, M.L. (2009). Gay and lesbian marriage rights in the United States: Examples and strategies in community organizing. Social Justice in Context, 4(1), 113-128.
- Killian, M.L. (2006) A Schema for Comparing the Status of Gay Rights across the United States. American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.