Kenneth Flanagan graduated with a MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from The Ohio State University and has an undergraduate degree in Sociology. He has been at the University of North Dakota since 2009 teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs. During his time at UND he has served as the BSSW Program Director, MSW Program Director, Chair of the Department and Interim Chair of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department and the Gerontology Minor Coordinator.
Dr. Flanagan has extensive professional social work practice experience in a variety of human service settings, including community-based organizations, outpatient behavioral health facilities, hospitals, managed care organizations, and maintained a private practice.
Dr. Flanagan’s current areas of research is focused upon the identification of key factors that contribute to the successful implementation of evidenced-based practices within organizations and communities, creating caring organizations, as well as, community-based systems of care for older adults particularly those with dementia related conditions in rural communities. He is also researching the incorporation of spirituality into micro and macro levels of practice.