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Kimberly Knox

Assistant Professor

Contact Info
(575) 646-2779
HSS 211



Ph.D. in Special Education, New Mexico State University.  MSW from New Mexico State University

Dr. Kimberly Knox, LCSW is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at New Mexico State University.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University, and a MSW that focused on family therapy in a multicultural setting from NMSU, and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in Special Education, with a focus on Multicultural Education in 2021.  Before coming to NMSU, Dr. Knoxwas an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University.  Since Dr. Knox graduated with her MSW in 2005, she has focused most of her work as a special education social worker in New Mexico supporting exceptional students in schools. Dr. Knox has worked extensively with families as a family therapist in the community with various agencies, worked as an In-Home services provider with CYFD and as a Home study practitioner.  Dr. Knox is a board-certified clinical supervisor and a level 3 school social workers.  Her clinical experiences include providing group therapy, private practice, and acute care.  Dr. Knox is passionate about advocacy, especially as it pertains to disability and neuro-divergence. She has taught across the curriculum in the BSW and MSW programs including social work practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and group practice.


Dr. Knox is currently the NASW-NM ethics committee chair, on the executive counsel of the New Mexico Social Work Task force as chair of the Workforce and Professional Development Committee, and currently a board member of the American Council for School Social Work. Her research interests include school social work, special education, advocacy, disability and critical disability theory.