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Mandy Weirich, LSW, MSW

MSW Online Program Coordinator, Gerontology Program Coordinator, and Clinical Instructor

Mandy Weirich is a graduate of the MSW program at West Virginia University and she received her B. A. in Criminology at St. Leo University, Norfolk Campus. Ms. Weirich’s entire college career was spent as a non-traditional student, attending evening and online classes, while working and raising a family. Ms. Weirich has over a decade of experience in the rural aging field, including Adult Protective Services, Statewide Trainer for Adult Services and Adult Protective Services, and Program Manager for Healthy Home--an innovative supportive housing and health model for low-income Seniors. 

Ms. Weirich has been the recipient of several awards in her field including: the inaugural WV NASW Karen J. Glazier Award for Social Work in Gerontology, David K. Brown Scholar, Hartford Fellow through the Mountain State Partnership at WVU, Adult Protective Services Worker of the Year. She has co-authored several publications on topics of social isolation and rural service networks, contributed to the NAPSA Adult Protective Services Abuse Registry National Report, and was interviewed about formal and informal caregiver roles for an issue of NASW Social Work Advocates. Her primary interests are in the field of gerontology, policy, health care, and the use of technology in education and social work.

EDUCATION

  • M.S.W., West Virginia University
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, West Virginia University (2014)
  • B.A., St. Leo University (2000)

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • West Virginia Licensed Social Worker

  • Victim Service Instructor for the Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later Life Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Rural Aging
  • The intersection of community services and policing in America
  • Anti-Racism, Racial Justice

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Geriatric Education
  • Use of technology in teaching and research

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Academic Administrative Team
  • Committee on Anti-racism, Equity, and Justice
  • Curriculum Committee 
  • MSW Committee
  • MSW Online Committee 
  • Faculty Search Committee-TAP/Instructor
  • Eberly CAQC 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • National Adult Protective Service Association, Policy Committee; APS Abuse Registry Ad Hoc Committee

  • Meals on Wheels of Randolph County, Board Vice President and Delivery Volunteer